Tirana, Albania (August 5, 2022) – Banka Kombëtare Tregtare has been awarded as the "Best Bank in Albania", "Most Innovative Bank" and recognize “SMART banking’s enhancements as Best product for 2021 in Central and Eastern Europe and Commonwealth of Independent States by EMEA Finance in fourteenth edition of the "2021 European Bank Awards".
Awards such as "Best Bank in Albania" for the twelfth time in a row, "Most Innovative Bank" as well "SMART Banking’s enhancements as the Best Product" for the year 2021 in the region received from this prestigious magazine emphasize its evaluation over the years. EMEA Finance pointed out that; We are honoured to be able to provide this important accolade to the bank again in the Europe Banking Awards 2021 awards package. In total the bank has won 17 Europe Banking Awards going all the way back to the Europe Banking Awards 2010 awards package.
EMEA Finance, one of the most important financial magazines in the world which follows developments in the financial markets in emerging Europe, Middle East and Africa, awards each year best banks and financial institutions. The submission for these awards demonstrated that European banking remains in good shape, and proved that the financial industry can weather a severe crisis. The digital advances that have been made over the past decade are proving essential and valuable, while access to financial services are becoming easier and more inclusive.
The award as "Most Innovative Bank" for the second time in a row for Central and Eastern Europe and the Commonwealth of Independent States confirms the success of BKT in the digitalization revolution where our customers are increasing self-service banking transaction through our alternative channels by profiting from the new functionalities offered to retail and business customers through our digital channels, BKT Smart application, E-Banking platform and new Super BanKomaTs.
Founded in 1925, BKT is the largest and oldest commercial bank in Albania. With a total asset value of $ 5 billion and total deposits of $ 4 billion, BKT serves its customers through a network of 61 branches located in Albania.