International recognized achievements
Honored with numerous national and international awards for its performance and successful results in every aspect, Garanti constantly strives harder to do even better.
The first bank in Turkey to have an “A” rated Sustainability Report
Garanti became the first bank in Turkey to have an “A” rated Sustainability Report upon the approval of Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), the internationally recognized reporting standards institution.
Garanti, the “Best Bank in Turkey'” once again
Garanti Bank has, for the third time, been selected as the “Best Bank in Turkey” in the evaluations carried out by the Financial Times Group’s “The Banker” magazine.
Garanti: The “Most Admired” Bank in Turkey
According to the results of a survey of the Most Admired Companies conducted by the monthly business and economics magazine, Capital, Garanti Bank has been selected as the 1st most admired company in the “Banking” sector and the 2nd from among all the companies in Turkey.
In the research, Garanti distinguishes itself with its investments in information and technology, financial health and dependability.
“Turkey’s Most Successful Bank” in the Real-Estate and Finance Sector.
Based on the Euromoney Magazine's surveys of the real estate sector and finance, in 2012, Garanti Bank was voted the “Most Successful Bank in Turkey“ in the real estate category .
Yet again acknowledged with an award in the field of trade finance
One of the world’s premier financial magazines, Global Finance, recognized Garanti yet again as the “Best Trade Finance Bank in Turkey”.
A tradition at Garanti: Straight Through Processing Excellence Award
Garanti Bank has received “Quality Awards” from JP Morgan Chase Bank, Citibank, Commerzbank and BNY Mellon for achieving high payment volumes with straight through processing (STP). Garanti has also received the STP Excellence Award from Deutsche Bank, for the ninth time, for its volume of EUR and USD transfers .
Award-Winning Projects from Garanti
Euromoney Project Finance Magazine selected Eurasia Tunnel financing as the “2012 Deal of The Year” among all European deals. The Project was also awarded the “2012 Turkish Infrastructure Deal of the Year” by Thomson Reuters. Garanti, together with various local and international banks, provided US$ 960 million for the Project which will connect Europe to Asia via a car tunnel.
Garanti SME Banking – “Best-in-Class” with its financial services
Garanti SME Banking has been recognized as one of the “Best-in-Class” financial institutions in International Finance Corporation’s (IFC) Customer Management in SME Banking Guide with its financial services consisting of featured sectoral packages.
Awarded activities devoted to women entrepreneurs
Garanti, with the work carried out to support women entrepreneurship in Turkey, was recognized by Europe’s leading magazine, The New Economy with “Women’s Empowerment Corporate Leadership Award” as the only institution awarded from Turkey. The aforementioned award proved Garanti’s products and services to be facilitating women entrepreneurs’ access to financing, encouraging with organizations such as “Woman Entrepreneur Competition” and meeting the need for education via Women Entrepreneurs Gatherings, hence reflect the Bank’s position as a role model.
Garanti, leading in sustainability
Garanti Bank, in receiving the highest rating in our country’s Carbon Performance Evaluation, was awarded the “2012 Turkey Carbon Performance Leadership".
In October 2012, having been deemed worthy of the ISO1 4001 Environmental Systems Certificate, has also been recognized as the Turkish bank applying environmental systems management in the most comprehensive manner and in the greatest number of buildings.
Garanti was awarded the first and only “Gold” certificate in Turkey for human resources.
Garanti Bank became the first and only Turkish institution deemed worthy of the “Gold” category, in the area of human resources, by the international quality standards certificate of Investors In People (IIP).
Garanti, “The Best” in talent management
Garanti Bank was selected as the “Best” in 2012, in the category of Talent Management, by the “Peryön Human Management Awards” which recognizes the best firms in Turkey in the area of Human Resources. Having received the same award in 2008 and 2010, in various categories, Garanti has once again, proven the quality of its human resources practices.
Garanti also awarded in the area of training
Garanti Training is continuing to be recognized with awards from the most prestigious institutions in the international training sector. With its “Teller Training Program” uniting a number of training methodologies, Garanti was recognized by the premier, global analysis and research institute “Brandon Hall” as worthy of its “Best Blended Learning Programme” award.
Garanti Branchless Banking can’t get enough awards
Thanks to its innovative approach, shaped with regard to developing technology and changing customer habits, Garanti was deemed worthy of the Avea GIA Awards’ “Best User Brand of Mobile Media” award.
Selected as the “Best Internet Bank in Turkey” for the 9th time in the Global Finance awards - the best internet banks in Europe category, Garanti has won 2 more first prizes in Europe with the “Best Online Deposit, Credit and Investment Product Offerings in Europe” and the “Best Integrated Consumer Internet Banking Website in Europe” awards.
The Mixx Awards, which approve the best in digital marketing communications and the added value to the brands they serve, awarded Garanti, the only finalist brand from Europe and Asia, the 4th place in the world, in the “Search Marketing” category.
Garanti received an honorable mention in the Webby Awards, recognized as the “Oscars of the Internet”, in the “Banking/Bill Paying” category.
Garanti’s web sites receive 5 awards-in-one at the Golden Spider
In the Golden Spider (Altın Örümcek) Web Awards, Turkey’s first and only independent organization, Garanti received the following;
1st in the Banking and Finance category with its garanti.com.tr webpage,
2nd in the Internet Banking category with its garanti.com.tr Internet branch,
2nd in the Insurance category with its garantiemeklilik.com.tr website,
3rd in the Banner category with its work on the e-Trader Banner.
Garanti Payment Systems Remain Unrivalled
Garanti’s 12 year credit card program, run in collaboration with Turkish Airlines, was crowned with the 1st place in one of the world’s most prestigious awards, the Freddie Awards, in the “Best Special Passenger Program Credit Card” category.
Garanti Payment Systems, with its Money Visa, was judged worthy of the “Best Customer Experience Award” in the Contactless&Mobile Payments Awards.
Garanti Money Visa was recognized in the 5th contest organised by the international "Contactless Intelligence" organization; it left the competition far behind with its user-friendly, quick and hassle-free transaction-facilitating properties, and received its well-deserved award.
Cep-T Paracard was awarded the Prepaid Awards’“Best Global Prepaid Innovation” award.
“The Award of Excellence” for Garanti, The Mortgage Expert
Within the scope of the Communicator Awards 2012, organized by the International Academy of the Visual Arts (IAVA), Turkey's first bank-supported mortgage Internet site; www.garantimortgage.com, was bestowed with the Award of Excellence in the category of “Financial Services”.
The Award of Excellence-worthy site was then further honored by being displayed in the Winners section at www.communicatorawards.com, where the best websites in the world appear.
Garanti International inundated with awards
GBI received the following awards conferred by “Trade & Forfaiting Review (TFR)” magazine; 1st in the category of “Best Trade Bank in Soft Commodities”, 2nd in the category of “Structured Trade Finance” and “Best Forfaiting Institution”, 4th in the category of “Best Trade Bank in the World” and “Best Trade Bank in Metals and Mining”.
Moreover, in the “Awards for Trade Finance Excellence” surveys, GBI received 2nd in the category of “Best Soft Commodity Finance Bank”, 3rd in the categories of “Best Commodity Finance Bank” and 4th in the “Best Metal Finance Bank” category.
Within the scope of the 2011 Vision awards (which evaluate such features as; creativity, access to information, and the clarity and quality of communication), organized by the “League of American Communication Professionals (LACP)”, GBI was awarded the “Silver Award” in the “Best Annual Report” category with the 2011 Annual Report.
Garanti Bank Romania: the “Innovative Bank”
Having introduced a number of innovations in the Romanian banking industry, Garanti Bank SA was not only chosen as the “Best Bank” in 2012 by the Finmedia publications group, but also received the “Best Banking Strategy” award in the “Financial Leaders' Hall of Fame 2012 Awards“ organized by Business Arena magazine.
Turkey’s leading Internet banking service, “Garanti Online” repeated its success in Romania and received the “Quickest Growth in Transaction Circulations” award from Global Finance.
Romania’s first international chip-based card with a reward program, Bonus Card was presented with the “Most Sophisticated and Innovative Product of the Romanian Card Market” award by Finmedia Group.
Garanti Factoring: The Most Admired Factoring Company - once again
For the fourth consecutive time, Garanti Factoring has been named the “Most Admired Factoring Company in Turkey” based on the results of the broadly-participated survey carried out by Capital magazine among professional managers and businessmen.
A Bronze Award to Garanti Technology
Garanti Technology won the “Bronze Award” in the “Best Customer Service Department of the Year” category, at the International Stevie Awards.
Garanti Securities - Best Investment Bank
With its success certified by the awards it has garnered from respected institutions, Garanti Securities was further deemed worthy of the Euromoney “Best Investment Bank” award and the EMEA Finance magazine “Best Equity House” award.
Garanti Pension knows no limit to creativity!
Distinguished by its original design, the Garanti Pension 2011 Annual Report received the “Gold Award” in the ARC Awards, recognized as the international Oscars for annual reports, in the category of “Non-English Annual Report”, in the Insurance/Financial Services area. Garanti Pension was further recognized with an “Honorable Mention” in the Interior Design category. Among all the participating reports in all areas, Garanti Pension achieved a major success in being awarded the "Best of Non-English Annual Report" Award. Moreover, in the Creative Report category of the world’s oldest contest in the area of advertising, marketing and graphics, the Creativity International Awards, Garanti achieved a further major success in being awarded the “Gold Award”.
Garanti Leasing once again the “Most Admired”
According to the results of the “Most Admired Leasing Company in Turkey 2012” survey conducted by Capital Magazine every year, Garanti Leasing has been designated the “Most Admired Leasing Company in Turkey”.
The Garanti Annual Report once again among “The Best”
At the Galaxy Awards, known as the Oscars of annual reports, organized by MerComm, the Garanti 2011 Annual Report received the “Gold Award”, and, in the category of “Best Annual Report”, it went on to win the “Bronze Award” of one of the most prestigious business awards; the International Stevie Awards.
The 2011 Annual Report went on to win the “Gold Award” in the Spotlight Awards, a competition bringing together the world’s premier organizations, organized by the LACP (League of American Communications Professionals), and also received the “Silver Award” in the LACP’s Vision Awards.
Garanti Interactive Annual Report web site inundated with awards
Within the scope of the LACP Spotlight Awards in the area of global communication, the web-based 2011 Annual Report interactive site received the “Platinum Award” for a score of 99, out of a total possible 100, for its success in the clear, comprehensible communication of its message to its target audience and the excellent user experience it presents. Apart from this award, the interactive site also received the Vision Awards “Silver Award” for its visual design, creativity and different style of communicating, and, at the International Stevie Awards, it took the “Silver Award”. Within the scope of the MerComm ARC Awards, the site was deemed worthy of an “Honorable Mention”.
Another World Class Achievement from Garanti
At the 26th International Mercury Awards competition, organized by Mercomm, Garanti was recognized in the “Best of Category” winners in three different categories, amongst so many talented and creative professionals out of over 680 entries from 21 countries. The web-based 2011 Annual Report Interactive Website received the “Gold Award” in the category of “Websites/Emerging Media” and Garanti Annual Report 2011 received the “Silver Award” in the category of “Annual Reports - Overall Presentation: Banks”. In addition to these “StockWatch” which is a quarterly released bulletin won the “Bronze Award” in the category of “Newsletters: Financial/Investor Relations”.
The Investor Relations news bulletins make an impact
The Garanti Profile, which is published bi-annually with the intention of informing current shareholders of every aspect of Garanti Bank’s sustainable performance, received the “Bronz Award in the “Best News Bulletin” category at the International Stevie Awards.
The Investor Relations news bulletin ‘Garanti Profile’ and “Stockwatch”, published on a tri-monthly basis and following developments in the sector and at Garanti, received the “Silver Award” at the LACP Spotlight Awards’ in the “Newsletter” category.
The “Bests” in Investor Relations
According to the Extel 2012 survey, which determines the best in the investor relations field based on the votes of world-standard analysts and investors, Garanti was selected as the “Best Investor Relations Run by a CFO” from among all the institutions in Turkey. In the same survey, 2 individuals from the Investor Relations Department were listed in the first 5 “Best Investor Relations Professionals”.
First in all categories in Corporate Communications
"7. Within the scope of the "7th MediaCat Felis Awards, Garanti Bank won first-place and outstanding success awards in 4 categories. Garanti received first in the “Best Local Media” and “Best Use Of Cinema” fields, an outstanding success award in the “Best Use of Open-Air Media” and was also awarded for the “Best Use of Ambient Media”.
The Golden Compass to SALT and ÖRAV
At this year’s 11th Golden Compass Public Relations Awards, organized by one of our country’s most respected institutions, the Public Relations Association of Turkey (TÜHİD), Garanti was awarded with its new, autonomous, cultural institute, SALT in the category of “Corporate Social Responsibility–Art and Culture” and with the Teaching Academy Foundation in the “Special Jury Prize” category.
Garanti Calendar Makes a Difference
The Garanti Calendar site, which grabs attention with its informative and entertaining design announcing all the events organized and sponsored by Garanti Bank, was deemed worthy of the “Silver Award” in the “Entertainment” category of the Horizon Interactive Awards.
The “Equality of Opportunity Certificate” Goes to Garanti
With the support of the World Bank, KAGİDER has initiated “Equal Opportunities Model”(FEM), aimed at providing equal opportunities in business life by identifying inequalities in areas such as recruitment procedures, internal training programs, and career planning and development processes, and subsequently presenting companies with egalitarian practices as a solution. As a result of its approach to structure, enterprise and employment and the importance it gives to social gender equality and the strengthening of women, Garanti Bank was one of the first to implement the model and was recognized in 2012 with the awarding of its certificate.
- 30-31 May 13TEB Leaders of Turkish Finance – Bodrum, TURKEY
- 29-30 May 13JP Morgan MENA & Turkey One-on-One Conference – London, UK
- 21-22 May 13HSBC’s 7th MENA & Turkey Business Leaders Equity Forum – İstanbul, TURKEY
Help and Advice
Who are the members of the Board of Directors?
The members of the Garanti Bank Board of Directors are Ferit Faik Şahenk (Chairman), Süleyman Sözen (Vice Chairman), Ahmet Kamil Esirtgen, PhD Ergun Özen, M. Cüneyt Sezgin, PhD, Angel Cano Fernandez, Carlos Torres Vila, Manuel Pedro Galatas Sanchez-Harguindey, Manuel Castro Aladro Find out more
What is the ownership structure of Garanti Bank?
Garanti is jointly controlled by two powerful companies, Doğuş Holding and Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA), under the principle of equal partnership Find out more
Exchanges that Garanti Bank’s shares traded and the percentage of publicly traded shares.
Garanti's shares are traded on the İstanbul Stock Exchange (ISE) under the ticker symbol "GARAN". The shares are also quoted on the London Stock Exchange Main Market. Find out more
What are the main subsidiaries of the Bank?
Garantibank International N.V, Garanti Bank S.A., Garantibank Moscow, Garanti Securities, Garanti Asset Management, Garanti Leasing, Garanti Factoring, Garanti Pension and Life, Garantİ Payment Systems, Garanti Mortgage, Garanti Technology Find out more