Banka Kombëtare Tregtare has won "The Bank of the Year in Albania for 2018” by "The Banker". Regarded as the industry standard for banking excellence, The Banker’s Bank of the Year awards were once again contested by the world's leading financial institutions.
The award was accepted by BKT’s Chairman Mr. Mehmet Usta and CEO and Board Member, Mr. Seyhan Pencabligil during the gala dinner held in London on November 29th, 2018.
In his acceptance speech at the event, Mr. Mehmet Usta, said he was delighted to receive “The Best Bank in Albania” award for the ninth year, noting that this award confirms BKT leadership position within the Albanian Banking system. BKT is one of the most valuable Albanian brands, and it is our commitment to make this brand even better, by driving growth and development, creating new economic opportunities for citizens and communities all over the country and inspiring new generations of bankers. He continued adding that: “At BKT we understand the long hours, fortitude, perseverance, and vision necessary to create such a success and I really appreciative that such a hard work has not gone unnoticed”.
CEO and Board Member, Mr. Seyhan Pencabligil, added that: “On behalf of BKT employees, I thank you for this wonderful award. Their dedication and excellence earned this honor for our company”. He continued: We are following ambidextrous approach by continuously investing on technology to be innovation pioneer and at the same time by preserving the inheritance and glory of the oldest bank in Albania. We are always proven wrong when we think that we can rest on our laurels, which takes us to the conclusion that we can never take our future prosperity for granted. That’s why we need to keep our ongoing dedication to the highest standards of excellence.”
Together with the “Bank of the year in Albania” award by The Banker, BKT again this year complete major awards in the banking industry, receiving formerly "The Best Bank in Albania" by “EMEA Finance” and AAA (Alb) by JCR Eurasia Rating.