Yapı ve Kredi Bankası

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Yapı ve Kredi Bankası A.Ş.
Anonim şirket
Traded as BİST: YKBNK
Industry Banking, Financial services
Founded 1944 (1944)
Headquarters Yapı Kredi Plaza, Levent, Istanbul, Turkey
Number of locations
906 offices [1]
Area served
Key people
Mustafa Koç (Chairman)[2]
Faik Açıkalın (CEO)[3]
Products Financial Services, credit cards, consumer banking, corporate banking, investment banking, mortgage loans, private banking
Revenue Increase Turkish lira symbol 8x10px.png 7.839 billion (2011)[1]
Increase Turkish lira symbol 8x10px.png 2.861 billion (2011)[1]
Increase Turkish lira symbol 8x10px.png 3.7 billion (2013)[4]
Total assets Increase Turkish lira symbol 8x10px.png 160.3 billion (2013)[5]
Total equity Increase Turkish lira symbol 8x10px.png 12.635 billion (2011)[1]
Number of employees
14,855 [1]
Website www.yapikredi.com.tr

Yapı Kredi is one of the first nationwide commercial banks in Turkey, established in 1944, and positioned as the fourth largest publicly owned bank in Turkey by its asset size. The bank iso owned by the joint venture structured by two Fortune Global 500 companies, Koc Holding and UniCredit. Assets of the bank include the credit cards, assets under management, non-cash loans, leasing, factoring, private pension funds and non-life insurance. The combined financial services network of the bank consists over 13 million customers and 835 branches across the country.

Yapı Kredi Emeklilik A.Ş is one of the largest pension and life insurance providers in Turkey and has been a major force in the growth and development of pension schemes and group insurance in the country. Its sister company, Yapı Kredi Sigorta A.Ş., is the second largest health insurer in Turkey. Together, the companies provide coverage to approximately 700,000 insureds.[citation needed]


Yapı Kredi was acquired by Mehmet Emin Karamehmet's Çukurova Holding in 1984, and Hüsnü Özyeğin became its general manager (until 1987). In 2003 Çukurova Holding reached an agreement with the Turkish bank regulator to sell the majority of its shares in Yapı Kredi within two years.[7] In 2005 the majority of shares in Yapı Kredi were acquired by the owners of Koçbank. Koç Finansal Hizmetler (KFH; Koç Financial Services, KFS), was an equal partnership between Koç Holding and Italian banking giant UniCredit. In 2006 Koçbank was merged into Yapı Kredi, leaving 80% of Yapı Kredi owned by KFS.[8]

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