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Turkeys banks find their SME appetite

Turkey's banks find their SME appetite

September 1, 2015

Turkey's plethora of micro-businesses and SMEs offer huge opportunities for the country's banks, a fact that the lenders have only recently woken up to. Stefanie Linhardt looks at which institutions are best making up for this lost time.

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Turkey's corporates embark on search for capital

September 1, 2015

The fight to fund Turkey's large corporates is hotting up, as these businesses increasingly turn to capital markets, foreign banks or alternative lenders to fulfil their financial needs.

The top five banks in Turkey

June 16, 2015
Top 5 ungrouped turkish banks

With political uncertainty hanging over Turkey following its June general election, The Banker ranks the top five local banks by Tier 1 capital. 

Turkey keeps calm amid surrounding chaos

Turkey keeps calm amid surrounding chaos

April 30, 2015

While conflict and economic instability rage all around Turkey, the country is providing an oasis of calm, with an economy set to grow by 3% to 4% in 2015, and a young, educated population proving a draw for investors.

Turkeys banks defy difficult conditions and continue growing

Turkey's banks defy difficult conditions and continue growing

April 30, 2015

The Turkish banking sector is in good health, although the country's lower economic growth, political developments at home and abroad, and the continued impact of financial regulation on retail banking are acting as a brake on growth and profits.

Suzan Sabancı Dinçer

How Turkish banks have grown from the inside out

March 4, 2015

Much of the success of the Turkish banking sector is down to the internal practices of individual lenders, says Akbank chairperson Suzan Sabancı Dinçer, which means that the sector can expect to remain resilient, even when wider economic conditions are not in its favour. 

Regulators burst Turkeys consumer credit boom

Regulators burst Turkey's consumer credit boom

October 1, 2014

The Turkish banking sector is riding a wave of expansion thanks to the country's growing population, but regulation curbing consumer lending is hitting revenues hard, leaving banks looking for new avenues of growth.

Mehmet Şimşek

Turkey's finance minister pushes on with reform agenda

October 1, 2014

Turkey’s finance minister talks about the challenges facing the country's newly formed government after its first presidential elections, and the challenges posed by Turkey’s high current account deficit and inflation.

Turkey scales up its capital market ambition

October 1, 2014

Thanks to forward-thinking regulation, the Turkish capital market is one of the most innovative in the world but, in terms of volume, it is still relatively undeveloped. Can a government initiative to make Istanbul a leading international finance centre marry this world-class innovation with volumes that will see it compete with the likes of London and Dubai?

National Bank finds appetite for Greek assets

National Bank finds appetite for Greek assets

August 1, 2014

National Bank of Greece has completed a share offering and a highly successful bond placement in the space of two key months for the bank's turnaround.

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