January-December 2012


  • The outstanding management of Garanti has been awarded three new international recognitions. First, it has been chosen “Best Bank in Turkey” for the third year in a row by The Banker, the magazine specialized in international banking and part of the FT Business Group. Second, in the area of environmental protection, the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) has granted the Turkish bank the Carbon Performance Leadership Award. Finally, Garanti’s 2011 Annual Interactive Report received a Platinum Spotlight Award from the League of American Communication Professionals.
  • Garanti was chosen together with BBVA by the Chinese company UnionPay as a founding member of UnionPay International, a subsidiary created with the aim of expanding this company’s payment channels internationally. Currently it has a market share of around 30% of all credit cards issued worldwide. The alliance will allow Garanti and BBVA to participate actively in part of the administration and creation of the rules and standards needed to expand this business.
  • BBVA Portugal has been named for the second year in a row by the magazine Euromoney as one of the best providers of cash management services for companies in Portugal. The results reflect BBVA’s capacity to offer solutions adapted to customer needs in an increasingly competitive and specialized market.