- For the 28th time Global Finance has announced the annual awards for the Best Banks in the World. The winning banks for 24 Central and Eastern European countries were announced on March 18, 2021, in New York. The award "Best Bank in Kosovo for 2021" was given to the National Commercial Bank of Kosovo JSC.
BKT Kosova marks the second award as the best bank in Kosovo for a short period of time, after receiving the award "Bank of the Year 2020 in Kosovo" last December, awarded by the magazine The Banker e Financial Times. Win another prize from Global Finance during the challenging time caused by the pandemic, proves the success of BKT Kosova and its determination to provide the best customer service and the best and most innovative solutions / applications in the Kosovo banking market. Some of the criteria evaluated before awarding this prize include asset growth, profit, geographical location, strategic relationships, new business development, innovation in banking products, opinions of capital experts, credit rating, etc.
This year’s award winners are those banks that managed to carefully meet their customers ’expectations in tough markets and achieved strong results laying the groundwork for future success. "Banks are playing a key role in economic recovery around the world. Our awards for Best Banks in certain countries highlight industry leaders in restoring growth and paving the way for further development. "This year's assessments are more important and valuable than at any point in our 28-year history, given the unprecedented economic conditions created by the global pandemic.", said Joseph D. Giarraputo, publisher and editorial director at Global Finance.
Noting the award received from Global Finance, Mr. Suat Bakkal, Chief Executive Officer at BKT Kosova, says, "It is our greatest honor to be awarded this prize after a year distinguished by the challenges and uncertainties caused by the pandemic. BKT Kosovo marked 2020 as a year filled with new banking applications, services and various products considered as innovations in the local market. All of this has been generated in response to the challenging conventional banking practice. Thus, awarding the prize as the Best Bank in Kosovo for 2021, further increases our confidence to continue to reshape the banking experience for our customers.”.
Digital account opening, digital credit, third party credit, expanded business partnerships and the 'Smart Invest' platform are just some of the most innovative solutions that BKT Kosova has launched during 2020. All of these aim to achieve the goal key of the bank, which is to be close to customers in any way they prefer, whether physically or remotely, offering all types of banking services and solutions. The new banking modalities introduced during the last two years will serve the bank exceptionally to achieve its growth and development objectives during 2021 and the following years.
About Global Finance:
Global Finance, founded in 1987, has a circulation of 50,000 and readers in 189 countries. The Global Finance audience includes senior corporate and financial officials responsible for making investments and strategic decisions in multinational companies and financial institutions. Its website - GFMag.com - offers analytics and articles that are the legacy of 34 years of experience in international financial markets. Global Finance is headquartered in New York, with offices worldwide. Global Finance regularly selects the best performance among banks and other financial service providers. These awards have become a reliable standard of excellence for the global financial community.
About BKT Kosovo:
BKT Kosovo operates in the 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 competitive variety of banking products. BKT Kosovo is committed to serving all categories of customers: Individuals, Corporations, SMEs and Micro-enterprises, while it is strongly focused on recognition as a global banking partner. For BKT, growth means experiencing change and adapting to new developments in every field, therefore, the Bank is constantly adopting the latest technological developments in the financial world by investing in the latest trends. BKT Kosovo offers most of its products in both ways, through its expanded physical network and through the latest online platforms (www.bkt-ks.com).