Global Finance announced its 28th annual awards for the World’s Best Banks. Awards for 24 countries in Central & Eastern Europe are presented on March 18, 2021, in New York. The award of “Best Bank in Kosovo for 2021” was accorded to Banka Kombëtare Tregtare Kosovë JSC.

BKT Kosova marks the receipt of another best bank award during a short period of time, after it has received the award “The Bank of The Year” last December, accorded from The Banker. Winning another award from Global Finance during the challenging time caused by the pandemic, proves the success of BKT Kosova and its determination to provide the best service to customers and the best and most innovative banking solutions in the market. Some of the criteria previously evaluated according the award are growth in assets, profitability, geographic reach, strategic relationships, new business development, innovation in products, opinions of equity experts, credit rating, and so on.

The winners of this year’s awards are those banks that managed to carefully meet their customers’ expectations in difficult markets and achieved robust results while laying the fundamentals for imminent success. “Banks are playing a key role in economic recovery around the world. Our Best Bank awards highlight the leaders in restoring growth and mapping a way forward. This year’s evaluations are more important and valuable than at any point in their 28-year history, given the unprecedented economic conditions wrought by the global pandemic” said Joseph D. Giarraputo, publisher and editorial director of Global Finance.

Noting on the award received from the Global Finance, Mr. Suat Bakkal, Chief Executive Officer of BKT Kosova, says, “It is our greatest honor to be awarded by this prize after a year distinguished by challenges and uncertainties caused by the pandemic. BKT Kosova marked 2020 as a year filled with various solutions, services and products considered as breakthroughs in the local market. It has all been generated as a response to the challenged conventional banking practices. Thus, being awarded as the Best Bank in Kosovo for 2021, enhances further our confidence to continue further in reshaping the banking experience for our customers”.

The Digital Account Opening, the Digital Loan, Lending through third parties, the expanded business partnerships and Smart Invest platform constitute just some of the most innovative solutions that BKT Kosova has launched during 2020, all aligned towards reaching the main goal of the bank, which is to be close to customers in every mode they prefer, be it physically or digitally, offering all sorts of banking services and solutions. The new banking modalities introduced during the last couple of years will serve a great deal for the bank to achieve its growth and development objectives during 2021 and the years to come.

Link to awards: Press Release: Global Finance Announces its 28th Annual Best Bank Awards and Names the Best Banks in Central & Eastern Europe 2021 | Global Finance Magazine (


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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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