Established in 1944 as Turkey’s first retail focused private bank with a nationwide presence, Yapı Kredi has always played a pioneering role in the banking sector.
In 2006, merger of Yapı Kredi and Koçbank (together with the two banks’ core subsidiaries operating in the same sectors) was completed.
In 2007, the segment based service model was completed and the launch of branch expansion started.
Starting with 2013, the Bank continued effective liquidity management via balanced growth in loans and deposits.
Between 2015 and 2017 there has been excessive investment on IT and digitalization to set the base for the coming years.
In 2018 the bank announced its strategic priorities of focusing on small tickets and transaction banking, efficiency management, and rock-solid asset quality together with risk appetite. Meanwhile the balance sheet fundamentals (liquidity, provisioning and capital structure) were strengthened.