Bank of the Year

During the "Financial Leaders Hall of Fame" Gala, organized by the magazine Business Arena, in October 2017, Garanti Bank was awarded as “Bank of the Year”. This annual Gala recognizes the achievements and successes of banks, financial institutions and business leaders that have found the winning strategies in a challenging business environment. We are always trying to improve the products and services offered to our clients, to support them and to ensure them the best banking experience. We do so by constantly paying attention to their needs.

Lending Dynamics

Garanti Bank received the award for “Lending Dynamics", within the “Top Bankers Gala" organized by Finmedia press group, in July 2017. It was an honor for us to be granted this prize, as a recognition of Garanti team's efforts to win the trust of our clients in our lending products. The award shows us that we have competitive offers and that we have to continue to maintain our advantages on the local market.

The Best Mortgage Loan

During the Annual Gala of the Romanian Association of Credit Brokers, organized in March 2017, Garanti Bank received the award for "The Best Mortgage Loan".

“e-mobile banking" Award

During the eFinance Awarding Gala, organized by Finmedia press Group in January 2017, Garanti Bank was awarded within the category “e-mobile banking", for launching the mobile banking application, Mobile Me, in 2016.

Mobile Me is the bank’s mobile application available both on iOS and Android. It ensures users a quick and efficient personal finances management. The application allows clients to manage their account 24/7, see the history of their transactions, anytime/anywhere, make transfers, pay bills perform foreign exchanges, etc.

Piata Financiara Magazine's Annual Awards Gala

During "Piata Financiara Magazine's Annual Awards Gala", in December 2016, Garanti Bank received 2 new awards:

"Best Banking Product of 2016" for Bonus Card

"Bank of the Year in Risk Management 2016"

Constant Client

During the 7th anniversary Gala organized by Viitor Plus Association, Garanti Bank was awarded as “Constant Client”, for the support offered in the programs “Recicleta” and “Atelierul de Panza”.

Banker of the Year

During the “Financial Leaders’ Hall of Fame 2016” Gala organized by the well-known publication Business Arena in November, Mr. Ufuk Tandogan, Garanti Romania’s CEO, was awarded "Banker of the Year”. The motivation of the jury of Business Arena for granting this award comes as a recognition of Mr. Tandogan’s “outstanding leadership abilities, as reflected in both short and long-term achievements”.

Best Consumer Digital Bank in Romania

Within the 17th edition of the "World's Best Digital Banks Awards" competition, organized by the reputable Global Finance magazine, Garanti Bank Romania was awarded, for the forth consecutive year. The jury granted us the prizes for the "Best Consumer Digital Bank in Romania".

The winners were chosen among entries evaluated by a world-class panel of judges at Infosys, a global leader in consulting, technology and outsourcing and Global Finance editors were responsible for the final selection.

Winning banks were selected based on the following criteria: strength of strategy for attracting and servicing digital customers, success in getting clients to use digital offerings, growth of digital customers, breadth of product offerings, evidence of tangible benefits gained from digital initiatives, and web/mobile site design and functionality.

Best Development Manager

During the "Excellence in Management" Gala organized by Capital newspaper, Cagri Memisoglu - Deputy General Manager Garanti Bank, received the 2nd prize, for the category "Best Development Manager".

The Best Mortgage Loan

During the first edition of the Annual Gala of the Romanian Association of Credit Brokers, Garanti Bank received the award for "The Best Mortgage Loan". During the evening were awarded the innovation, achievements and activity of the financial and banking institutions, which contributed in 2015 to the development and strengthening of the partnerships and to the increase of the financial services quality.

e-network

During the e-Finance Awarding Gala 2016, organized by Finmedia, Garanti Bank received the award for “e-network”. The motivation of the jury of e-Finance for granting this distinction to Garanti Bank comes as a recognition of the fact that Garanti is the only bank which in a 5 years period (2010 - 2015) has succeeded to double its ATMs number, representing the only netwotk fully having smart ATMs – BancoSmart.

The motivation of the jury of Business Arena for granting the prize to Garanti Bank comes as a recognition of our “outstanding strategic thinking focused on activity streamlining and innovation in a highly competitive sector”.

Most Trusted Bank

During “Piata Financiara Magazine Awarding Gala” Garanti Bank received the prize for “Most Trusted Bank”.

We always focus on meeting our customers’ expectations, on understanding their needs and building their loyalty. The award for “Most Trusted Bank” is, as such, a confirmation that we succeed in being trustworthy financial partners for our clients.

Best Bank Strategy

During the “Financial Leaders’ Hall of Fame 2015” Gala, organized by the reputable publication Business Arena, Garanti Bank received the award for "Best Banking Strategy”.

The motivation of the jury of Business Arena for granting the prize to Garanti Bank comes as a recognition of our “outstanding strategic thinking focused on activity streamlining and innovation in a highly competitive sector”.

Best Online Banking

During “Forbes 100 Cool Brands” Gala, Garanti Bank received the award for “Best Online Banking”. Since we are experiencing an on-growing digitization process of the banking system, we have focused on bringing on the market new products and services that fit new demands on the market.

Deposits dynamics and Loan balance dynamics

Finmedia and Piata Financiara kept the tradition of organizing each year the "Top Bankers Gala", designed to reward the companies from the banking sector, fort he results of the previous years. During the 8th edition, Garanti Bank received 2 awards:

DEPOSITS Category, "Deposits dynamics"

LENDING Category, "Loan balance dynamics"

The best financial institution

Within the Oskar Gala " Premiile Capital 2015", organized by the prestigious magazine Capital, which took place on 27th of May, Garanti Group was nominated to "The best financial institution" category and designated as winner, out of ten distinguished financial organizations, being laureate with the second prize.

Best Consumer Digital Bank in Romania and Best Integrated Consumer Bank Site in Central & Eastern Europe

During the "2015 World's Best Internet Banks Competition", organized by Global Finance magazine, Garanti Bank was awarded, for the third consecutive year. This time, the jury granted us the prizes for the "Best Consumer Digital Bank in Romania" and for the "Best Integrated Consumer Bank Site in Central & Eastern Europe". The assessment was carried out by a world-class panel of judges at Infosys, a global leader in consulting, technology and outsourcing and Global Finance editorial team.

The highest increase rate of the average value traded by legal entities in 2014

During the 7th edition of the Online Banking Awarding Gala, organized by Finmedia, our internet Banking service - Garanti Online, was awarded for "The highest increase rate of the average value traded by legal entities in 2014".

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The event marked the 15th anniversary since the launch of the first internet banking service in the Romanian banking system.

Banking Product of the Year (corporate financing)

During "Piata Financiara Magazine Awarding Gala", Garanti Bank was awarded at the Category "Banking Product of the Year (corporate financing)".

Best Consumer Internet Bank in Romania

Our internet banking service - Garanti Online, was awarded by the worldwide-recognized Global Finance magazine as "Best Consumer Internet Bank in Romania", for the second time in a row. The distinction was granted within the "2014 World's Best Internet Banks Competition".

The evaluation was carried out by a world-class panel of judges at Infosys, a global leader in consulting, technology and outsourcing and Global Finance editorial team based on a criteria including the strength of strategy for attracting and servicing online customers, success in getting clients to use web offerings, growth of online customers, breadth of product offerings, evidence of tangible benefits gained from Internet initiatives, web site design and functionality.

The largest share of retail customers of all bank customers, and the first national internet banking service that is pre-approving loan applications in real time

During the 6th Edition of the Online Banking Gala organized by Finmedia, our internet banking service - Garanti Online, was awarded for “The largest share of retail customers of all bank customers, and the first national internet banking service that is pre-approving loan applications in real time” (iLoanU).

Banker of the Year

Ufuk Tandogan, Garanti Romania's CEO, was awarded "Banker of the Year" during the "Financial Leaders' Hall of Fame 2014" Gala organized by the reputable publication Business Arena. The motivation of the jury of Business Arena for granting the "Banker of the Year" Award comes as a recognition of Mr. Tandogan's "outstanding leadership abilities, as reflected in both short and long-term achievements".

Best Consumer Internet Bank in Romania

Our internet banking service - Garanti Online, was awarded by the worldwide-recognized Global Finance magazine as "Best Consumer Internet Bank in Romania", for the second time in a row. The distinction was granted within the "2014 World's Best Internet Banks Competition".

The evaluation was carried out by a world-class panel of judges at Infosys, a global leader in consulting, technology and outsourcing and Global Finance editorial team based on a criteria including the strength of strategy for attracting and servicing online customers, success in getting clients to use web offerings, growth of online customers, breadth of product offerings, evidence of tangible benefits gained from Internet initiatives, web site design and functionality.

Bank of the Year 2013

During the Gala "Persons of the Year 2013" organized by Nine O'Clock publication, Garanti Bank was awarded as "Bank of the Year 2013", for the most dynamic and innovative bank, for the most effective development and successful financing projects in 2013.

Most Innovative Bank of the Year 2013

During Piata Financiara's Awarding Gala, Garanti Bank received the award for "The Most Innovative Bank of the Year". This award represents a recognition of the fact that Garanti is perceived as one of the most dynamic and innovative banks in the local market, always one step ahead when it comes to anticipating the customers' needs. As we are always placing at the center of our activity the clients' comfort, the services, products and solutions that we are offering are being created according to their needs. Thus, we launched some of the most innovative financial products in the local market, such as SEQR payment solution and iLoanU - the loan application platform.

Bank of the Year for the products and services dedicated to the SME customers

During the 2013 Financial Leaders` Hall of Fame Gala, organized by Business Arena publication, Garanti Bank received the award "Bank of the Year for the products and services dedicated to the SME customers". This award is very important as it represents a recognition of all our efforts to support entrepreneurs and SMEs, which we consider real partners, and their success is our success.

Special Care

Garanti Bank received the "Special Care" award, within the "Cards 2013" Gala organized by FinMedia, for expanding this spring the Bonus Debit Card benefits also to the retired category. After the special attention always shown for the retail customers in general, Garanti Bank has decided to address also to the pensioners in Romania, who - since April this year - can use Bonus Debit Card to collect and manage their pension.

Best Consumer Internet Bank in Romania and Best in Social Media in CEE Region

Garanti Bank was awarded by the worldwide recognized Global Finance magazine as "Best Consumer Internet Bank in Romania" and "Best in Social Media in CEE Region". The two distinctions were granted within the "2013 World`s Best Internet Banks Competition". The evaluation was carried out by a world-class panel of judges at Infosys, a global leader in consulting, technology and outsourcing and Global Finance editorial team based on a criteria including the strength of strategy for attracting and servicing online customers, success in getting clients to use web offerings, growth of online customers, breadth of product offerings, evidence of tangible benefits gained from Internet initiatives.

The best dynamics on the lending part and The best dynamics of the capital during the crisis

.During the 6th edition of the Top Bankers Gala organized by Finmedia, Garanti Bank received two awards for 2012 activity: "For the best dynamics on the lending part" and "For the best dynamics of the capital during the crisis".

The highest increase of the global number of transactions and The most constant increase of the transaction values

During the 5th Edition of the Online Banking Gala organized by Finmedia, our internet banking service -Garanti Online, was awarded "For the highest increase of the global number of transactions in 2012 (42%) and for the most constant increase of the transaction values in 2012 (over 50% both for individuals and legal entities)".

The complexity of the transactions performed by the clients and non-clients, both with card and without card

During the event "Persons of the Year 2012' Awards" organized by Nine O'Clock magazine, Garanti Bank's smart ATMs received a special award for "The complexity of the transactions performed by the clients and non-clients, both with card and without card".

Best Retail Bank of the Year

During the 17th edition of the "Piata Financiara Awarding Gala", organized by Piata Financiara Magazine, Garanti Bank was awarded as the "Best Retail Bank of the Year".

Best Banking Strategy

During the 12th edition of the "Gala Financial Leaders' Hall of Fame Awards 2012", organized by Business Arena Magazine, Garanti Bank was awarded for the "Best Banking Strategy".

This award comes at the end of a very hard working year and we are proud to be amongst the banks that have succeeded in continuing their growth this year, despite the challenging economic environment.

Garanti Bank is well recognized in the market for its innovative and dynamic approach, two main elements that differentiate it in the current economic environment.

The most dynamic systemic growth of assets and own funds: Best Bank

Garanti Bank awarded in July 2012 a prestigious prize, for "The most dynamic systemic growth of assets and own funds: Best Bank".

This prize, awarded by Finmedia, a flagship business media group in Romania, recognised the business performance of Garanti Bank in the local market.

The Best Bill Payment & Presentment in Central and Eastern Europe

The internet banking service Garanti Online was awarded "The Best Bill Payment & Presentmen in Central and Eastern Europe”, within the annual award ceremony organized by the renowned magazine Global Finance. The distinction was granted based on a complex analysis carried out by the editorial team of Global Finance magazine and was based on the strength and success strategy of the web products and services.

The Most Dynamic Bank

The excellent results obtained by Garanti Bank in 2010 were appreciated at the highest level within "Top Bankers" Gala organized on July 2011, by Finmedia. Garanti Bank was awarded as "The most dynamic bank, with the most spectacular rise in the top of banks in 2010". The distinction took into account the significant growths registered by the bank for the most important financial indicators: 73% increase in assets, loans higher by more than 45%, doubled deposits.

The best promotion

No-Cash Gala Award, organized for the 10th year in a row, designated Garanti Bank as the winner of the "The best promotion" category, for the campaigns carried out for Bonus Card credit card. These campaigns have ensured significant growths for the bank in 2010 vs 2009: 52% increase in cards portfolio, 62% more active cards and 230% increase in number of transactions. This award was given based on the votes of jury formed of 32 representatives of other banks, payment and cards processors, technology providers etc.

Best banking product of the year for physicians

CrediMed product was appreciated as the "Best banking product of the year for physicians" within the Gala organized by "Colegiul Medicilor in Romania" on June 6th 2011. This award was granted based on public nominations and votes from the medical community.

e-Payments

Within the 8th edition of e-Finance Gala Awards, organized on March 2011, Garanti Bank was awarded within "e-Payments" category for the real-time payment system developed at the end of 2010. This system has been implemented on the ATMs within Garanti Bank network and Vodafone shops and allows the following instant transactions: invoice payment and top-up for Vodafone. Another benefit of this payment system, unique on the Romanian market, is its extended accessibility, being used by anyone, either a Garanti Bank customer or not and irrespective of the chosen payment method: with any debit card or with cash.

Social Responsability

During the “CSR Romanian Awards 2017” Gala, organized in April 2017, Garanti Bank received the awards for “Social Responsability” at the category “Environment”. This distinction was granted to us for the projects undertaken through WWF Bonus Card, the first eco affinity card in Romania, issued in 2010 in partnership with Worldwide Fund for Nature Romania (WWF). WWF’s work focuses on areas and species considered of critical importance for nature conservation but also for the welfare of people and local communities. Through WWF Bonus Card, the bank redirects 0.3% from the value of the transactions carried out by the cardholders to WWF’s local environmental projects.