Pristina, Dec 2, 2020 – BKT Kosova has been awarded the prestigious prize Bank of the Year 2020 for Kosovo by The Banker, which is a financial magazine published by The Financial Times.
Marking the highest growth during the last three years in Kosovo, and considering the strong, qualitative and promising growth and development during 2020, BKT Kosova’s success is recognized internationally. BKT Kosova operates with a strong focus placed on international banking and global partnerships, as well as on enhancing its customer service with the aim to provide access to banking for everyone and from everywhere, both for businesses and individuals.
Commenting on the award received, Mr. Suat Bakkal, Chief Executive Officer of BKT Kosova, says, “Our success is grounded on our ability to support Kosovo’s economy, as a universal bank, with a full variety of world-class banking solutions, both for businesses and individuals. BKT Kosova is one of the fastest-growing banks in the Kosovo market and it runs the fastest and most innovative pace of digitalization in the banking industry of the country”.
Due to the circumstances created by the pandemic, the event of awards’ distribution from The Banker, took place via an organized video conference on December 2nd, 2020, where Mr. Bakkal participated and accepted the award for BKT Kosova. As the award was announced, Mr. Bakkal noted, “BKT Kosova is honoured to win the Bank of the Year Award, in a year filled with challenges brought about by the COVID-19. The award itself is a testimony to the hard work done by my colleagues of all levels in our organization. Each of us has been highly focused on supporting our strategy of transforming the Bank into a customer-focused institution, especially during the hard times brought by the pandemic. Our main objective is to offer banking possibilities everywhere, anytime and for everyone. Our bank will continue delivering real benefits for our customers, colleagues and shareholders.”
About The Banker:
The Banker has been the trusted source of banking information since 1926. The Banker has navigated its way through over 90 years of banking coverage from the Wall Street Crash of 1929 to the financial crisis of 2008 with the same reputation for accuracy, authority and integrity. The Banker strives to stimulate and inform, offering an unparalleled outlook with a wide range of news, features, analysis and interviews, and in-depth coverage of all the key issues facing the financial sector.
About BKT Kosova:
BKT Kosova operates in Kosovo market since 2007. Until 2018 the bank operated as a branch of BKT Albania, whereas in April 2018, the Bank changed its status from Branch of a Foreign Bank to a Subsidiary Bank and it is ranked as one of the fastest-growing banks in the Kosovo banking industry. BKT has created numerous innovative and modern banking opportunities and solutions, as well as a variety of competitive banking products. BKT Kosovo 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 the financial world by investing in the latest trends.