03.03.2016

Kuveyt Türk Participation Bank has closed the year 2015 with a net profit to TL 445 million with an increase by 20 percent compared to the previous year. Kuveyt Turk’s total assets have reached 42 billion TL increasing by 24 percent and its shareholders equity has reached 3, 4 billion TL increasing by 13 percent as of the end of 2015 as compared to the figures as of the end of 2014. Its collected funds have reached 28 billion TL increasing by 27 percent and the funds made available by Kuveyt Türk have reached 27 billion TL increasing by 27 percent in the same period.

“Our efforts to grow in overseas market stand out in the new period”

Stating that they have achieved their year-end targets as planned, Mr. Ufuk Uyan, the CEO of Kuveyt Türk said: “We have achieved the figures in excess of the sector average in terms of growth and profitability as of the end of the year. We are a bank maintaining its growth on a stable path for 27 years. Our success is mainly based on our approach to accurately read the customer needs and develop corresponding products.”

Commenting also on their targets for 2016, Mr. Uyan said, “We are planning to focus our activities in 2016 on SME/tradesmen banking, portfolio management and digital banking. Our focus for this year will be on the development and deployment of alternative distribution channels. With the opening of 52 branch offices in 2015, we have opened highest number of branch offices among the privately-owned banks. We will be opening 30 new branch offices throughout the year 2016 in en effort to be much closer to our customers. On the other hand, we have prioritized to continue the improvement of our private banking services and the portfolio of our German subsidiary KT Bank AG. Our efforts to grow in overseas market stand out in the new period.”

Taking important steps in the market in 2015, Kuveyt Türk has led the way in the participation banking sector by establishing KT Portföy, the first participation-based portfolio management company of Turkey, KT Bank AG, the first participation bank in Germany and the Private Banking Department.

About Kuveyt Türk:

Since its foundation in 1989, the principles of Kuveyt Türk have been to be scrupulous in interest-free banking system, to research in the field of investment, to offer modern, stable, reliable, high-quality and quick service to saving holders and businessmen, and to provide its staff with ongoing training. Kuveyt Turk is bringing quick and high-quality service to savings holders and investors through its branches at home and abroad and its correspondents by means of any and all the state-of-the-art technological means. Kuveyt Türk operates through its363 branch offices throughout Turkey as well as Bahrain branch office and banking subsidiaries in Dubai and Germany.

Kuveyt Turk 2014 2015 growth %
Total Assets (Million TL) 34,008 42,053 24
Funds Made Available (Million TL) 21,286 27,034 27
Funds Collected (Million TL) 22,145 28,123 27
Net Profit (Million TL) 370 445 20
No. of Branch Offices 308 359 17
No. of Personnel 5,082 5,442 7