Prishtina, March 29, 2022 – Global Finance has announced its awards for the 29th consecutive year for the best banks in the world. This year, for the second year in a row “Banka Kombëtare Tregtare” in Kosovo has been awarded “The Best Bank in Kosovo for 2022”.

The winners of this year’s awards are banks that attended carefully to their customers’ needs in difficult markets and accomplished strong results while laying the foundations for future success.

The award is another confirmation after several awards that BKT Kosovo has received in the last three years, reconfirming its position and strength in the banking sector of Kosovo. BKT Kosovo is one of the banks with the largest growth in the Kosovo market with a special focus and rapid pace towards digitalization in the banking industry.

Mr. Suat Bakkal, Chief Executive Officer of BKT Kosovo, upon receiving this prestigious award from Global Finance stated: “These awards are a testament to the Bank’s commitment to be the fastest growing, safest bank, a bank with a digital mindset, dedicated to providing advanced banking services to its customers, always proving sustainability, on the solid foundations of shared success with our clients”.

With the financial world in a state of turmoil from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, corporate leaders face a new set of challenges concerning the choice of their banking relationships,” said Joseph D. Giarraputo, publisher and editorial director of Global Finance. “Following on the enormous difficulties wrought by the pandemic, these changes demand increased attention to global commercial relationships. Our awards support decision-makers in selecting the best financial partners.”

All selections were made by the editors of Global Finance after extensive consultations with corporate financial executives, bankers and banking consultants, and analysts throughout the world. In selecting these top banks, Global Finance considered factors that ranged from the quantitative objective to the informed subjective.

Objective criteria considered included: growth in assets, profitability, geographic reach, strategic relationships, new business development and innovation in products. Subjective criteria included the opinions of equity analysts, credit rating analysts, banking consultants and others involved in the industry.

BKT Kosovo is proud that the work and dedication of its staff and the trust of its clients are proof of the joint strength translated into numerous prestigious awards.


About Global Finance:

Global Finance, founded in 1987, has a circulation of 50,000 and readers in 189 countries. Global Finance’s audience includes senior corporate and financial officers responsible for making investment and strategic decisions at multinational companies and financial institutions. Its website — — offers analysis and articles that are the legacy of 34 years of experience in international financial markets. Global Finance is headquartered in New York, with offices around the world. Global Finance regularly selects the top performers among banks and other providers of financial services. These awards have become a trusted standard of excellence for the global financial community.


About BKT Kosova:

BKT Kosova operates in Kosovo market as one of the fastest growing and most innovative banks. The bank has created numerous innovative and modern banking opportunities and solutions, as well as a variety of competitive banking products. BKT Kosova is committed to serving all customer categories: Individuals, Corporations, SMEs and Micro-enterprises, while it is strongly focused on being recognized as a global banking partner. For BKT, growing means experiencing changes and adapting to new developments in every area, therefore, the Bank continuously adopts the latest technological developments in financial world by investing in the latest trends. BKT Kosova offers most of its products both ways, via its expanded physical network and via state-of-the-art online platforms (

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