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Finansbank A.S.
Traded as BİST: FINBN
Industry Banking, Financial services
Founded 26 October 1987 (26 October 1987)
Headquarters Büyükdere Avenue, Levent, Istanbul, Turkey
Key people
Ömer A. Aras (Chairman & CEO)
Total assets Increase Turkish lira symbol 8x10px.png 90.41 billion[1] (2015)
Total equity Increase Turkish lira symbol 8x10px.png 8.94 billion[1] (2015)
Owner QNB Group (99.8%)[2][3]
Number of employees
13,000[1] (2015)

Finansbank is a Turkish bank with headquarters in Levent, Istanbul. It was established by leading Turkish banker Hüsnü Özyeğin in 1987 and for a period was the Turkish bank with the largest network of foreign branches. In 2016 QNB Group the largest bank in the Middle East and Africa, headquartered in Doha Qatar, acquired the bank from National Bank of Greece who had purchased the bank's domestic operations, back in 2006 spinning the international operations off under the name Credit Europe Bank.

As of September 30, 2015, the bank operates with 647 branches and 13,000 employees.[1] In the third quarter of 2015, Finansbank's profit was 673 million TL;[1] its total loans rose to 57 billion 194 million TL;[1] total assets rose to 90 billion 410 million TL;[1] customer deposit portfolio rose to 47 billion 306 million TL;[1] and total equities reached 8 billion 937 million TL.[1]

In late 2015, the National Bank of Greece announced it will sell the bank to Qatari QNB Group in a deal worth 2.7 billion Euros.[2][4] On June 15, 2016, the acquisition of Finansbank by the QNB Group was completed.[3][5]

History of purchases[edit]

On March 18, 2014, Turkish daily Hürriyet reported the purchase by National Bank of Greece (NBG) of Soyak Kristal Kule (Soyak Crystal Tower), a 40-floor, 60,000 square-meter office tower in the Levent business district of Istanbul.[6] The property was purchased for a reported price of $303M (US) from Koru Property Investments, a subsidiary of Soyak Group in Turkey.[6] Hürriyet reported that NBG intended to use the newly constructed tower as Finansbank's headquarters.[6] The property includes an adjoining 12-floor structure of 30,000 square-meters which is topped by a helipad.[7] The main building's Turkish name, Kristal Kule (Crystal Tower) refers to the glass-sheathed structure's asymmetric, faceted, sloping silhouette.[7] The project used a performance-based building design (PBBD).[7] The principal architects were Pei Cobb Freed & Partners.[7] The design, planning, engineering, and consulting firm, Arup, provided project management services for the project.[7]

On December 22, 2015, the National Bank of Greece (NBG) announced it will sell the bank to Qatari QNB Group including €910m of subordinate debt for a sum of €2.75bn in cash.[2][4] The transaction would give the Greek bank a liquidity boost of €3.4bn, which it would use to pay down its expensive debt to the Greek Central Bank following a number of bailouts of Greek sovereign debt backed by the ECB and IMF.[2][4] The acquisition of Finansbank by the QNB Group was completed on June 15, 2016.[3][5]


  • Finans Emeklilik
  • Finans Faktoring
  • Finans Invest
  • Finans Leasing
  • Finans Portföy
  • Finans Tüketici Finansmanı
  • IBTech
  • eFinans

Banking Services[edit]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i "Finansbank: About us". Finansbank. Retrieved 7 February 2016. 
  2. ^ a b c d Laura Noonan (22 December 2015). "NBG offloads Finansbank to QNB at bargain price". Financial Times. Retrieved 22 December 2015. 
  3. ^ a b c "QNB completes acquisition of 99.81% stake in Turkey's Finansbank". Gulf Times. 2016-06-15. Retrieved 2016-06-23. 
  4. ^ a b c "Qatar's QNB buys Greek NBG's Finansbank for 2.7 bln euros". Reuters. 22 December 2015. Retrieved 23 December 2015. 
  5. ^ a b "Qatar National Bank says it has completed acquisition of Turkey's Finansbank". Hürriyet Daily News. 2016-06-15. Retrieved 2016-06-23. 
  6. ^ a b c "Istanbul's lavish 'Crystal Tower' sold to Greek bank". Hürriyet Daily News. 2014-03-18. Retrieved 2016-06-23. 
  7. ^ a b c d e "Soyak Kristal Kule". Arup Group. Retrieved 2016-06-23. 

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