Established in 1946, Garanti Bank is Turkey’s second largest private bank with consolidated assets of US$ 88.8 billion as of December 31, 2016.
Garanti is an integrated financial services group operating in every segment of the banking sector including corporate, commercial, SME, payment systems, retail, private and investment banking together with its subsidiaries in pension and life insurance, leasing, factoring, brokerage, and asset management besides international subsidiaries in the Netherlands and Romania.
As of December 31, 2016, Garanti provides a wide range of financial services to its more than 14.6 million customers with approximately 20 thousand employees through an extensive distribution network of 959 domestic branches; 7 foreign branches in Cyprus, one in Luxembourg and one in Malta; 3 international representative offices in London, Düsseldorf and Shanghai with 4,825 ATMs, an award-winning Call Center, internet, mobile and social banking platforms, all built on cutting-edge technological infrastructure.
Moving forward to maintain sustainable growth by creating value to all its stakeholders, Garanti builds its strategy on the principles of always approaching its customers in a “transparent”, “clear” and “responsible” manner, improving customer experience continuously by offering products and services that are tailored to their needs. 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 controlled by two powerful entities, Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria S.A. (BBVA) and Doğuş Group with shares of 39.9% and 10.0%, respectively. Having shares publicly traded in Turkey, depositary receipts in the UK and the USA, Garanti has an actual free float of 50.06% in Borsa Istanbul as of December 30, 2016.
With its dynamic business model and superior technology integrated to its innovative products and services, Garanti continues to differentiate itself and facilitate the lives of its customers. Its custom-tailored solutions and wide product variety play a key role in reaching US$ 73.3 billion 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.
Building on the Bank’s core values, Garanti Bank defines Sustainability as a commitment to build a strong and successful business for the future, while minimizing negative environmental and social impacts, and sharing long-term values with its customers, staff, shareholders and the communities it operates in. Garanti further strengthens its sustainable banking approach through community investment programs in a variety of topics ranging from sports to education, arts to nature and informing the business world.
Note: Per disclosure dated February 21, 2017, Dogus Group and BBVA have reached an agreement for Dogus Group to transfer its shares representing 9.95% of the total issued share capital of Garanti Bank to BBVA at TL 7.95 per share. Upon corporate approvals of Dogus Group and certain other regulatory actions, completion of the transaction is expected to occur in the first half of 2017.