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Awards

Central and Eastern Europe Awards for Excellence 2013: By country

Regional Awards for Excellence 2013: Central and Eastern Europe
Central and Eastern Europe winners by country
Albania
Armenia
Azerbaijan
Belarus
Bosnia and Herezegovina
Bulgaria
Croatia
Czech Republic
Georgia
Hungary
Kazakhstan
Kosovo
Kyrgyzstan
FYR Macedonia
Poland
Romania
Russia
Serbia
Slovakia
Turkey


Albania

Best Bank: Banka Kombetare Tregare

For the second year in succession, Banka Kombetare Tregtare (BKT) takes the top spot in Albania ahead of local market leader Raiffeisen by virtue of its superior commitment to expansion and strong profitability.

The number-two lender, a subsidiary of non-financial Turkish conglomerate Calik Holding, grew its balance sheet by more than 25% in 2012 to $2.3 billion and its deposit base by 19.2% to $1.9 billion.

Meanwhile, a focus on cross-selling produced substantial increases in both mortgage and retail overdraft lending, boosting BKT’s total loan portfolio by 9.8%

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