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OTP Bank Albania Awarded by Euromoney for the Year 2023

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In this column, you will find reflected the activity of OTP Bank Albania through press releases.

OTP Bank Albania Awarded by Euromoney for the Year 2023

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OTP Bank Albania signs the agreement with NAREA

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OTP Group Celebrates Its 5th Anniversary in Albania!

Tirana, March 26, 2024 – OTP Group marked its fifth anniversary in Albania through the presence of OTP Bank Albania, celebrating this historic moment with a special ceremony. The bank has achieved significant milestones in a very short time, which received the deserved attention with this celebration among friends, organized precisely in the month that […]

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OTP Group organizes Bancassurance Summit

The excellence insurance project that is creating synergy in the insurance banking sector. Insurance products available nowadays go beyond the simple assumption that insurance can be sold only with credit products. In addition to loan insurance, term life products are also in demand, providing cover for both individuals and families. The sale of insurance products […]

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Euromoney publishes the article about OTP Bank Albania

Euromoney publishes the article about OTP Bank Albania: ‘The best bank in Albania for 2023’ from the Euromoney Excellence Awards The prestigious Euromoney classifies OTP Bank Albania as the rising star of banking sector. Even without the financial impact of Alpha Bank Albania (which was legally merged on December 1, 2022 and began to affect […]

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OTP Bank Albania, EBRD and AATSF continue their partnership

OTP Bank Albania, EBRD and AATSF continue their partnership to empower small and medium-sized tourism and agriculture businesses in Albania. In December 2021, OTP Bank Albania joined forces with EBRD in its aim to support Albanian tourism and small and medium businesses through AATSF (Albanian Agribusiness and Tourism Support). In our projects to support sustainable, […]

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OTP Bank Albania inaugurates two branches; in Fier and Vlora! Customer service improvements are moving forward!

OTP Bank Albania has expanded its presence in the banking market in Albania through the merger of two banks in the country and currently has 50 branches and 200 ATMs throughout the territory. Recently, two important branches were inaugurated, in the city of Fier and in Vlora. The inauguration ceremony of these branches was attended […]

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OTP Bank Albania wins the Euromoney 2023 award as “The Best Bank in Albania” for the fourth year in a row

OTP Bank Albania wins the Euromoney 2023 award as “The Best Bank in Albania” for the fourth year in a row, strengthening its position as a leading financial institution in the banking industry. We have been recognized as the winner of the prestigious Euromoney 2023 Award – “Best Bank in Albania” for the fourth year […]

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OTP Bank Albania signs the Women’s Empowerment Principles

OTP Bank Albania as of May 17th, 2023, is an official signatory of the Women’s Empowerment Principles (WEPs), a set of business principles guiding the empowerment of women at the workplace, marketplace and community. OTP Bank Albania is a proud economic actor in the Banking sector, operating in full compliance with ethical, goodwill and good […]

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OTP Bank Albania, “Bank of the year 2022” in Albania, by ‘The Banker’

On the day of the bank’s merger, making OTP Albania a dominant factor in the Albanian banking market which is a meaningful moment for our bank, the extraordinary news that OTP Bank Albania has been recognized by ‘The Banker’ as “Bank of the year 2022” was also added. The years 2021 and 2022 are being […]

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OTP Bank Albania and Alpha Bank Albania become one bank proceeding as OTP Bank Albania

OTP Bank Albania announces the completion of the first milestone of the merger process between Alpha Bank Albania and OTP Bank Albania: as of today, December 1, 2022, the two banks will operate under the name OTP Bank Albania. The result of this merger reduced the total number of the banks in the country to 11 […]

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OTP Bank Albania in cooperation with EBRD and EU

On 24th  of November, in Tirana was launched the SME Competitiveness Programme, which offers new financing opportunities for local businesses. The program combines EBRD loans and EU-funded grant incentives, which will be lent to small businesses in partnership with local commercial banks. Specialised credit lines are currently available to OTP Bank Albania, to which the EBRD […]

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Alpha Bank Albania changes name to OTP Bank Albania soon

OTP Bank Albania and Alpha Bank Albania (member of OTP Group) will continue to operate as one bank under the name OTP Bank Albania. This process is subject of approval by Regulatory Authorities, expected to be finalized within 2022. The goal of this merger is the ambition of OTP Group to become a factor in […]

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OTP Bank Albania: The momentum player in the country’s banking sector

Under the leadership of CEO Bledar Shella, OTP Bank Albania has assertively grown and developed into one of the country’s leading banks, boasting stellar profits and the type of shareholder returns most western European peers would be envious of. In July this year OTP Bank Albania, the Albanian banking subsidiary of Hungary’s OTP Group, achieved […]

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OTP Group starts cooperation with 12 Startups

Lançimi i programit pilot “ Startup Booster” Data 5 shtator shënon fillimin e fazës pilot për herë të pestë të “Programit Startup Booster” të OTP Bank, duke i mundësuar 12 bizneseve të teknologjisë inovative të testojnë produktet dhe shërbimet në fazën e tyre të rritjes. Gjatë bashkëpunimit tre mujor, ekipet e përzgjedhura do të marrin mbështetje […]

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Telemedicine, OTP Albania Bank invests in innovative medical solutions for employees!

OTP Bank Albania has started to offer TeleDoc health service to all its employees. These are free consultations and visits in case of symptoms of Covid 19. Medical consultations will be conducted virtually through the Telemedicine service. Eno Naço, doctor at OTP Bank Albania explains that regardless of their location, the bank staff will receive […]

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OTP Bank Albania and EBRD in cooperation for Green Economy Lending

OTP Bank Albania in cooperation with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, from today, October 8, 2020, enable its newest product, financing for efficient housing investments for the green economy. In this way, OTP Bank Albania will be part of the WB GEFF Program, designed by the EBRD and supported by grants from the […]

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OTP Bank buys another bank in Albania

After entering the market more than three years ago, OTP Bank is buying a bank in Albania again. With the acquisition of Alpha Bank Albania, the Albanian subsidiary of OTP Group is on its way to becoming the fifth largest player in terms of assets and the second largest for loans after the completion of […]

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OTP Bank is purchasing a bank in Albania again

 OTP Bank Plc. announces that OTP Bank signed an acquisition agreement with Alpha International Holdings Single Member S.A. on purchasing 100% shareholding of Alpha Bank SH.A., the Albanian subsidiary of the Greek Alpha Bank S.A. The purchase price has been agreed at Euro 55 million. With a total asset-based market share of almost 5%, Alpha […]

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EBRD and partners donate 180 tree roots for a greener Tirana

To mark the results of the GEFF program and to contribute symbolically to the fight against climate change, during November, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the European Union and Austria will plant 1,000 trees in six Western Balkan countries. As part of this activity, 180 white ash trees were planted during a ceremony […]

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OTP Bank selects Sambanova Systems to build europe’s fastest ai supercomputer

Strategic partnership positions OTP Group and the Ministry for Innovation and Technology (ITM) of Hungary as the European AI leader, enabling rapid transformation across the bank and the region for the next decade   PALO ALTO, Calif. and BUDAPEST, Hungary NOV. 11, 2021 – SambaNova Systems, the company building the industry’s most advanced software, hardware and solutions […]

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OTP Group launches collaboration with 15 startups

In the 4th batch of its Startup Program, OTP Group is starting a 3-month collaboration with 15 later-stage startups and scaleups. The Hungarian banking group, together with its subsidiaries, have selected innovative teams that will have the opportunity to test their products and services. The 15 startups joining the Program came from 10 countries (United Kingdom, […]

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OTP Bank Albania signs financing agreement with RCGF

OTP Bank Albania continues to be part of the RCGF program (Rural Credit Guarantee Foundation) for the financing of loans in the agricultural sector as well as other sectors. In December 29th, 2020, OTP Bank Albania signed the amendment of the cooperation agreement with RCGF in assisting the businesses impacted by COVID-19. This agreement has […]

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OTP Bank Albania signs financing agreement with EBRD

Following the development strategy of OTP Bank Albania, we are pleased to inform you that on December 10th, 2020 a significant agreement was signed between our bank (OTP Bank Albania) and EBRD (European Bank for Reconstruction and Development). This new agreement brings the approval of the EUR 5 million fund by EBRD in order to […]

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OTP Bank is seeking new startup partners

Application period for OTP Startup Partner Program is open from mid-October Budapest, 14 October 2019 – OTP Bank is launching the third edition of its international startup partnership program called OTP Startup Partner Program open for later-stage startups with validated, market-ready products and scaleups to apply from 14 October 2019. The upcoming edition of the […]

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“The Best Bank” in Albania

OTP Bank Albania, the best bank in Albania! OTP Albania Bank has been selected as the “best bank” in Albania for 2020, by Euromoney’s Awards for Excellence! Euromoney “Awards for Excellence” are known as the most coveted and reliable prices in the banking industry. For many years now, Euromoney has been regularly selecting the best […]

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Entrance gate to Tirana, the new branch of OTP Bank Albania is inaugurated!

Another branch of OTP Albania Bank has been opened in Tirana, in “Karl Topia” square, in “Zogu i Zi” area. This area is known as the main gateway to the capital, and the opening of the Bank branch at this point marks its strategic positioning. This network innovation adds to it by counting today 38 […]

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Interview with Mrs. Zhaneta Pllaha

OTP Bank Albania currently has an online web and mobile platform that offers a wide range of services that we will detail in the following, but the Bank is also planning a project in the coming months, which aims to raise to an even higher level. our contemporary digital platform, enabling customers a greater convenience […]

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Interview with Mr. Dritan Gucaj

“Security is everyone’s responsibility. Stop, think, connect!” – Dritan Gucaj, Director of the Security Department, Operational Division The pandemic turned out to be a surprise for the whole world, and for every industry. How much of a surprise was it to your bank and department? In the field of security, surprises are always an unwelcome […]

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Interview with Mr. Altin Gjikaj

“Launching an omnichannel banking strategy will be a priority, along with opening up to Cloud services, including Core Banking.” – Altin Gjikaj, Director of IT Department, Operational Division What was the first thought that came to your mind when the restricted movement regime was announced, always from the point of view of information systems and […]

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OTP Bank Albania offers FREE PRO / Individual packages

Dear Customers, In the framework of financial assistance (war salary) that the Albanian state will provide to small business employees and employees, OTP Albania Bank offers FREE full salary package for: Individuals / PROs and Individuals. OTP Bank Albania offers for all individuals, individuals or professionals who will benefit from financial assistance, 0 commission for […]

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Notice on Troubled Loans

Dear friends, OTP Albania Bank welcomes the joint decision of the Prime Minister of Albania and the Governor of the Bank of Albania and is fully committed and ready to come to the aid of all its customers, individuals or businesses and in line with the situation will undertake all measures necessary to postpone the […]

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OTP Bank offers free banking services on self-service platforms.

All remote banking operations (Online Banking, ATM, Card) will be offered free of charge for a certain period until further notice. In these days that require special care from everyone, every thought and action goes in function of the safety of your health and the families of every citizen. This is the number 1 priority […]

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The year of great change

“In our development strategy, the client is at the center, that is why at OTP Bank we offer loans built on the needs of our clients. ” – Liljana Shkodra, Director of Retail Division / Member of the Management Board The year we closed, but also the one that started, seem to be years of […]

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OTP Bank Albania joins the RCGF loan financing program in the agricultural sector

OTP Bank Albania is part of the RCGF (Rural Credit Guarantee Foundation) program, which aims to facilitate the lending process for microbusinesses and SMEs operating in the agricultural sector and agro-processing industries. The Cooperation Agreement was signed today on January 23, 2020 by Mr. Bledar Shella, Chief Executive Officer of OTP Bank Albania and Mr. […]

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OTP Group donates 500,000 Euros!

OTP Group announced a personal contribution of € 500,000 to mitigate the damage and help people affected by the natural disaster. Let’s show the power of collaboration! OTP group in aid of reconstruction! Although many days have passed since the strong earthquake of November 26, the attention and support for those in need has not […]

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OTP Bank Albania advertising campaign

“Millions of opportunities and borders do not exist! We discover greatness and support it! We are OTP Bank and you were born for great things! ” – Jonila Janku, Director of Marketing Department “Millions of opportunities and borders do not exist! We discover greatness and support it! We are OTP Bank and you, you were […]

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special and meaningful visit! OTP Albania Bank welcomes the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary, Mr. Péter Szijjártó!

A special and meaningful visit! OTP Albania Bank hosts the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary, Mr. Péter Szijjártó! OTP Albania Bank hosted today, October 24, through a special and significant visit the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade of Hungary, Mr. Péter Szijjártó. His visit to the branch just inaugurated the day […]

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OTP Bank is looking for new startup partners!

OTP Bank is looking for new startup partners! Budapest, 14 October 2019 – OTP Bank opens the third edition of the international partnership program for startup businesses, also known as the Startup_et Partnership Program of OTP Bank. This program is valid for all startups, which have a product ready to be launched on the market […]

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OTP Albania Bank inaugurates the new branch! A new standard in Albania!

OTP Albania Bank announced the opening of its newest branch in Tirana as part of its ambitious expansion plan to reach and serve more customers and expand business activity. The new branch, located on the first floor of the Avel Business Center on the Highway, brings OTP Bank closer to the growing business community in […]

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OTP Bank Albania – An ambitious bank for the development of the Albanian banking market

Chief Executive Officer of OTP Albania Bank, Mr. Bledar SHELLA, in an interview for Bankieri Magazine, shares with the readers the goals of the bank he runs. The reason why OTP Bank chose to come to Albania, the position of OTP Bank Albania in the Albanian banking sector, the business strategy to develop the banking […]

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OTP Bank Albania joins EBRD Trade Facilitation, Risk Sharing and Corporate and Medium Business Financing Program

OTP Bank Albania becomes part of the EBRD Trade Facilitation program through a cooperation agreement signed today on May 3, 2019. The bilateral agreement was signed by the General Director of OTP Bank Albania, Mr. Bledar Shella and EBRD President Sir Suma Chakrabarti. Businesses Corporations and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Albania, which are […]

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Mr. Bledar Shella: We will be very active in financing

Chief Executive Officerof OTP Albania Bank, Mr. Bledar Shella, in an exclusive interview for Monitor Magazine, talks about the innovations in the banking system in Albania and in OTP Albania Bank. He talks about the challenges but also the successes that this system and OTP Albania Bank face every year. Mr. Shella shows that the […]

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Dr. Sándor Csányi: OTP aims to become the largest bank in the Albanian market

Dr. Sándor Csányi, President and CEO of OTP Bank, was pleased to announce the official entry of OTP into Albania, through the acquisition of a 100% stake in Societe Generale. In an exclusive interview with Monitor, Dr. Csányi says the bank’s plans are ambitious for Albania and that OTP aims to become the largest bank […]

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OTP – Successful banking network already in Albania

Soon, new financial solutions and services for Albanian clients OTP Banking Group, one of the largest providers of independent financial services in Central and Eastern Europe is already part of the Albanian market. Months ago, Societe Generale Albania publicly announced the transaction, which would make the Hungarian group the sole shareholder of this bank, placing […]

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Société Générale announces the sale of its controlling stake in Société Générale Albania to OTP

Press conference Société Générale has entered into an agreement to sell its controlling stake in Société Générale Albania (SGAL) to OTP Bank. The closing of this transaction is expected to take place in the coming months, subject to approvals from the banking and competition authorities, and the approval of other related parties. With a market […]

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