January-June 2013

Main highlights

The most important events in the second quarter of 2013 are as follows:

  • Under the recognitions heading, the Bloomberg Markets magazine has put Garanti in the “Top 20” of its global list of the soundest banks. The ranking includes around 80 banks with assets valued at over USD 100 billion. It is the first time that a Turkish financial institution has appeared on this list.
  • In the area of new technologies, Garanti has reinvented the concept of mobile banking through a new application for smartphones. “i-Garanti” integrates the social media into banking transactions made through mobile devices and gives users the opportunity to access important promotions. In only a few weeks, i-Garanti has recorded over 107,000 downloads.
  • In the area of corporate responsibility, Garanti has implemented a plan to adapt its facilities and channels to the needs of people with disabilities. Another of the flagship social responsibility projects, the Women Entrepreneur Executive School, continues in its aim of supporting the training of women entrepreneurs with new partnership agreements with chambers of commerce, such as those in Antalya and Gaziantep.