Turkish Bank

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Turkish Bank
Industry Finance and Insurance
Predecessor Türk Bankası Ltd.
Founded Nicosia, Cyprus 1901
Turkey: Istanbul, Turkey 1982
Group HQ: Turkey: Istanbul, Turkey
Headquarters Nişantaşı, Istanbul, Turkey
Number of locations

6 branches in London (2013)

19 branches in Turkey (2013)

20 branches in Northern Cyprus (2013)
Area served
Turkey, United Kingdom, Cyprus
Key people

Hakan Börteçene, Chairman Servet Taze, GM & CEO (TBAS)

David Stewart, GM (TBUK)
Products Banking
Investment banking
Investment management
Number of employees
More than 500 as of 30/08/2013 (TB AS, TB UK and TB Ltd. combined)
Parent Turkish Bank Group
Website www.turkishbank.com/en

Turkish Bank Group is a banking corporation established during 1901 as the Nicosia Savings Box in Cyprus to assist businesses by providing capital and financial support for local tradesmen. Supervised by the custodian Hacı İbrahim Efendi and led by an established businessman of the area Mufti Hafiz Ziyai Efendi.

By 1925 it had been turned into a savings bank, and by 1974 (as Türk Bankası Ltd./Turkish Bank Ltd.) established branches in London. As of 2013, the bank is operating with branches in Haringay, Dalston, Edmonton, Lewisham and Palmers Green, along with headquarters and main branch located on Borough High Street near London Bridge.

Then in 1982, it opened its first branches on mainland Turkey, and in 1993 it issued its first credit cards.

It now operates under several names:

Turkish Bank Group established its presence in Turkey by opening a branch of Turk Bankası Ltd. In Istanbul in 1982. In 1988, a second branch in Izmir became operational. Next year, two more branches in Mersin and Ankara followed suit.

Turkish operations of the Group was reorganized under a new separate entity when Turkish Bank A.Ş. was formed as an incorporated company at the end of 1991. In January 2008, paid-up capital has finally reached 80 million TRY.

In 2004 Levent; in 2005 Abdi İpekçi Private Banking; in 2006 Bayrampaşa, Adapazarı branches; in 2007 Pangaltı, Antalya, Ostim and Eskişehir; in 2008 Pendik and İstanbul Corporate branches were opened. Currently, Turkish Bank service in 19 different locations within Turkey.

Turkish Bank is known in Turkey as being one of the most liquid banks.

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