Tirana, Albania (6th July, 2016) - Euromoney Magazine has recognized BKT, as “The Best Bank in Albania for 2016” in its annual Awards for Excellence that took place in London on July 6th, 2016. This is the fifth time in a row that BKT receives this most respected award in the financial service industry.
Mr. Mehmet Usta, chairman of BKT, said in a speech accepting the award: “We are delighted to be named Best Bank in Albania, for the fifth year in a row, and it is a real honor to receive this award from a publication of Euromoney’s stature. We are aware and proud of the tremendous efforts behind this continuous success and appreciative that such a hard work has not gone unnoticed. Special thanks go to all our employees who together with our customers and business partners made it happened. Nowadays, Banks are an integral part of every economy and every society and as long as we will focus on our essential role in society, ”helping customers with trust and confidence”, I strongly believe that we will keep growing and receiving all major awards in the banking industry”.
Euromoney is among the top financial publications in the world. For more than 20 years, the magazine evaluates the global banking systems and asset markets. “The Best Bank in Albania” award, which BKT is receiving for the fifth consecutive time, confirms the position of the Bank as innovative, financially strong and leader within the Albanian Banking system. The award comes right after a similar evaluation by the other two prestigious magazines, The Banker and EMEA Finance, which awarded BKT as the Best Bank in Albania.
Established in 1925 BKT is the largest and the oldest commercial Bank in Albania. With a total asset value of 2.8 billion USD and total deposits of 2.3 billion USD, BKT serves its customers through a network of 91 branches, out of which 65 are located in Albania and 26 in Kosova.

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