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Garanti Group Romania posted a net profit of over RON 140 million in 2018. Savings behavior enhanced in 2018: Individual deposits grew by almost 60%

Garanti Group Romania, one of the most dynamic financial groups on the local market, which brings together Garanti Bank, Garanti Leasing and Garanti Consumer Finance, registered a consolidated net profit of RON 140.3 million in 2018, reaching an asset size of RON 11.79 billion.

On solo basis, Garanti Bank posted a net profit of RON 113.3 million. The bank’s business strategy of focusing on organic development and growing a healthy and balanced portfolio led to a loan volume of RON 7.13 billion and an increase of almost 4% in its deposits volume to RON 7.97 billion. Deposits grew primarily due to the Retail and SME segments, with a significant 60% increase in the individual deposits and 40% in SME deposits, signaling an enhanced savings behaviour of the clients.

Garanti Bank’s risk indicators are at a comfortable level. The bank continues to be well capitalized, with a solid liquidity position and a low cost of risk, reflecting its sustainable business model.

“2018 was another profitable year for all Garanti institutions, as we have consolidated our position in the market in a healthy and balanced manner. Our mission for 2019 is to maintain our momentum, to focus on calibrating our strategy according to our customers’ needs, in order to continue to be a solid, responsible and trust-worthy financial partner. We will continue to have a long term commitment to the Romanian market and we target to bring further added value to the industry, and the local economy as a whole”, stated Ufuk Tandoğan, CEO of Garanti Group Romania.

Garanti Group Romania is held by Turkiye Garanti Bankasi AS (TGB), the second largest private bank in Turkey. In 2018, TGB posted a consolidated net income of TL 6.7 billion (EUR 1.11 billion) and an asset size of TL 399.15 billion (EUR 66.28 billion), while its contribution to the economy through cash and non-cash lending totaled TL 311.17 billion (EUR 51.67 billion). TGB serves to 16 million customers in corporate, commercial, SME, and consumer segments, offering fully integrated financial services.

Spanish financial group Banco Bilbao Vizcaya Argentaria (BBVA) is the majority shareholder of TGB. In 2018, BBVA registered a net attributable profit of EUR 5.32 billion.

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Garanti Group Romania is composed of Garanti Bank, Garanti Leasing (the brand under which Motoractive IFN SA operates) and Garanti Consumer Finance (the brand under which Ralfi IFN SA operates). The two non-banking financial institutions complete Garanti Bank’s offer with specific leasing products, fleet management services, and consumer loans. Garanti Group provides financial services on the local market to more than 500,000 customers.

Garanti Bank Romania offers a range of quality products and services for all business segments: retail, SME and corporate, and is one of the most dynamic and innovative banks in the local market. Present in Romania since 1998, the bank has developed a solid portfolio of clients and has expanded its national presence through branch offices and alternative channels, reaching an extensive network of smart ATMs that can be used by anyone, not just bank customers, for transactions with or without a card.

In 2018, Garanti Bank was nominated as Superbrand, emerging from a list of over 1,500 brands analyzed by Superbrands Romania. Moreover, Garanti Bank was awarded by the prestigious Global Finance magazine for “Best Consumer Digital Bank in Romania” at the 2018 World’s Best Consumer Digital Banks event, being the 11th prize that Garanti Bank received in the past ten years.

 

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