About Garanti Bank
Garanti Bank, founded in Ankara in 1946, is the second largest private bank in Turkey with its consolidated size of assets of 260 billion TL as of 31 March 2015.
Garanti operates in every segment of the banking sector including corporate, commercial, SME, retail, private and investment banking. Garanti is an integrated financial services group together with its eight financial subsidiaries providing services in pension and life, leasing, factoring, securities, and asset management as well as international subsidiaries in the Netherlands, Russia and Romania.
Garanti provides a wide range of financial services to its more than 11 million customers through an extensive distribution network of 921 domestic branches; 7 foreign branches in Cyprus, Luxembourg and Malta; 3 international representative offices in London, Düsseldorf and Shanghai; reaching 3,500 ATMs; an award-winning Call Center; and the state-of-the-art internet and mobile banking platforms built on cutting-edge technological infrastructure.
Garanti commands a pioneering position in all lines of business through the profitable and sustainable growth strategy it pursued since the day of its establishment. Its competent and dynamic human resources, unique technological infrastructure, customer-centric service approach, innovative products and services offered with strict adherence to quality carry Garanti to a leading position in the Turkish banking sector.
Following the best practices in corporate governance, Garanti is jointly controlled by two powerful companies, Doğuş Holding Co. and Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S.A. (BBVA), under the principle of equal partnership.* Garanti’s organizational capabilities and shareholder value maximization focus fosters its successful performance.
With its dynamic business model and edge in technological innovation, Garanti continues to differentiate itself and facilitate the lives of its customers. Its custom-tailored solutions and the wide product variety play a key role in reaching 196 billion TL cash and non-cash loans. The high asset quality attained through advanced risk management systems and established risk culture place Garanti apart in the sector.
Garanti is committed to improve the value-add it creates not only for its customers and shareholders, but also for all its stakeholders and the society. Within this context, Garanti’s long-term support in the areas of culture, arts, environment, education, and sports reflects its commitment as well as its keen sensitivity to sustainability.
*Doğuş Holding Co. signed a Share Transfer Agreement to sell Türkiye Garanti Bank’s 14.89% share corresponding to the issued capital of 625.380.000 nominal value to BBVA on 19 November 2014. Following the mentioned share transfer, Doğuş Holding Co. will hold a stake of 10% and 39.9% successively. The transfer of share will take place upon the approval of domestic and foreign official authorities including Council of Bank Audit and Regulation, Capital Markets Board, Competition Board.
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