Country Awards for Excellence 2017: Central & Eastern Europe
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Country Awards for Excellence 2017: Central & Eastern Europe

Albania  Albania Armenia  Armenia Azerbaijan  Azerbaijan belarus  Belarus
       


       
bosnia-herzegovina
Bosnia and
Herzegovina
bulgaria
Bulgaria croatia
Croatia czech-republic
Czech
Republic
       


       
estonia
Estonia georgia
Georgia hungary
Hungary kazakhstan
Kazakhstan
       


       
kosovo
Kosovo kyrgyzstan
Kyrgyzstan latvia Latvia lithuania
Lithuania
       


       
macedonia
FYR Macedonia moldova
Moldova montenegro
Montenegro
poland
Poland
       


       
romania
Romania
Russia
Russia
serbia
Serbia
slovakia
Slovakia
       


       
slovenia
Slovenia
Turkey
Turkey
ukraine  Ukraine    


The narrative in the Albanian banking sector was unchanged last year as Banka Kombetare Tregtare (BKT) continued to assert its dominance over former market leader Raiffeisen Bank. By the end of December, the Turkish-owned lender accounted for more than a quarter of all deposits in the country and nearly 22% of overall loans, while its Austrian rival saw its share of both markets slip to below 20%. 

Retail and consumer lending remain the key drivers of BKT’s impressive profitability – return on equity topped 19% again last year – but the bank is increasingly making inroads into the corporate market.



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