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  • Recognitions
    • MasterCard Catalyst

      Aktif Bank was granted the “MasterCard Catalyst 2017” awards in the sales category and recognized as the third bank which increased its debit card numbers most within a year.

    • Pay Awards;

      Aktif Bank was granted award in the most important prepaid organization of the world, the “Pay Awards” for its “N Kolay Loan” in “Best International Program” category.

    • The Stevie Awards

      Aktif Bank was granted the “Bronze Award” in the category of “IVR or Web Service Solution – New Version” with “Passolig Card IVR Improvement” project in the “The Stevie - Awards” organized for the 11th time this year.

    • Bonds & Loans Awards

      Aktif Bank was granted an award from Bonds & Loans which is appraised as one of the most prestigious awards of Turkish capital markets and the finance sector, in the category of “Islamic Capital Markets Deal of the Year” with “US$20.000.000 Murabaha Facility due in August 2016.

    • Global Banking & Finance Review

      Aktif Bank was granted an award from “Global Banking and Finance Review”; one of the most prestigious publications in the business world. As a reflection of its new generation banking approach, Aktif Bank proved its success one more time in international arena by getting the “ Best Investment Bank in Turkey” award.

    • Interactive Media Awards

      In the Interactive Media Awards™ recognize the highest standards of excellence in website design and development and honor individuals and organizations, Aktif Bank was granted 2 awards. aktifbank.com.tr website was awarded the "Best in Class" in the "Banking" category and Nkolaykredi.com website was awarded "Outstanding Achievement" in the category "Financial Services".

    • Financial World Innovation

      Aktif Bank, was granted 1st prize in the “Innovation or enhancement in product or proposition design – deposits, savings and loans” category with its N Kolay Credit product in the “Financial World Innovation Awards 2016”, which is one of the most prestigious platforms where the good practices leading the finance sector are evaluated.

    • Connected Stadium Awards

      With its Passolig Project, Aktif Bank was granted "The Most Innovative Project" award in Connected Stadium Innovation Category of Connected Stadium Awards due to the value that the bank adds to their customers with Passolig and the project's features of applicability and sustainability.

    • Mercomm Galaxy

      Aktif Bank’s 2015 Annual Report, based on the theme “The Art of Banking”, was granted the Honors Award in “Design-Non-Traditional Europe” category in the “Galaxy Awards”, one the world’s most prestigious competitions organized by MerComm known as the only independent award organization in the world.

    • Mercomm ARC

      With its 2015 Annual Report, Aktif Bank was granted 2 awards in total in the “international banks” classification of the “Arc Awards” competition considered as the Oscar of Annual reports and organized by the US-based company MerComm for the 30th time this year. This year more than 2,000 applications from 35 countries were submitted. Aktif Bank was granted gold award in the “Written Text” category and honor awards in the Cover Photo / Design” category.

    • LACP

      Aktif Bank's 2015 Annual Report based on the theme “The Art of Banking”, was granted 9 awards including "Platinium Awards" of the bank and financial institutions category and "Gold Awards" of the printed and digital reports, in the banking classification of the "Vision Awards" competition organized by LACP (League of American Communications Professionals), one of the world’s most prestigious public relations platforms. This year more than 6,000 applications from 25 countries were submitted. The Bank’s 2015 annual report received 99 points over 100 and took place 11th among the top of 100 company around the world, 7th of EMEA region and also took place 1th among Turkey’s Reports.

    • Hermes Creative

      With its 2015 Annual Report based on the theme “The Art of Banking”, Aktif Bank was granted the “Platinum Award” in the category of Annual Reports of the “Hermes Creative Awards”, one of the most prestigious design competitions in USA.

    • MasterCard Catalyst

      By increasing its credit card numbers most within a year, Aktif Bank was granted the “MasterCard Catalyst 2016” awards in the sales category and recognized as the first bank which increased its credit card numbers most within a year.

    • Altın Örümcek Web Awards

      Sigortayeri.com was granted “Best Website” in the “insurance” category at the “Altın Örümcek Web Awards” organized for the 13th time this year with its technological and innovative approach.

    • Interactive Media Awards

      Sigortayeri.com was granted 1st prize in the “insurance” category at the “Interactive Media Awards” organized for the 10th time this year with its technological and innovative approach.

    • Financial World Innovation

      Aktif Bank's Passolig Card program wins the top prize under "Best Technology Partnership" category in the "Financial World Innovation 2015 Awards", one of the world's most prestigious platforms that evaluates the leading and best practices within the financial sector.

    • Mobile Money&Digital Payments

      Turkey's first domestic money transfer company UPT was granted the 1st prize with its "Online Order" project in “Best Payment Deployment in Europe” category at the award competition which took place at the ‘Mobile Money&Digital Payments –Global 2015’ organization gathering major worldwide players of mobile and digital payment sectors.

    • Mercomm Galaxy

      Aktif Bank’s 2014 Annual Report, was granted the “Honors Prize” in the“Annual Reports/Banking” category of the “Galaxy Awards”, one the world’s most prestigious design competitions organized for the 26th time by MerComm, known as the only independent award organization in the world.

    • Mercomm ARC

      With its 2014 Annual Report, Aktif Bank was granted 4 awards in total in the “international banks” classification of the “Arc Awards” competition considered as the Oscar of Annual reports and organized by the US-based company MerComm for the 29th time this year. This year more than 2,000 applications from 35 countries were submitted. Aktif Bank was granted gold award in the “Printing & Production” category, Bronze Award in the “Written Text” category and honor awards in the “Traditional Annual Report” and “Interior Design” categories.

    • League of American Communications Professionals (LACP)

      Aktif Bank’s 2014 Annual Report, was granted 5 awards in the banking classification of the "Vision Awards" competition organized by LACP (League of American Communications Professionals), one of the world’s most prestigious public relations platforms. This year more than 1,000 applications from 25 countries were submitted. The Bank’s 2014 annual report received 98 points over 100 and took place among the top 100 annual reports worldwide, the top 50 reports of EMEA region and also among Turkey’s the top 20 Reports.

    • Trade Finance – Deals of the Year

      Aktif Bank was granted in the ‘’Deals of The Year “contest which was organized by ‘’Trade Finance Magazine”; is a prestigious publishing company in the business and financial world and the member of the Euromoney PLC Group. With innovative financing model project developed for Turkish exporters Aktif Bank was awarded in the category of “Transaction Of The Year” with the association of International Islamic Trade Finance Corporation (ITFC).

    • Creativity International

      Aktif Bank's 2013 Annual Report based on the theme “The Art of Banking”, was granted the "Silver Award" in the category of Annual Reports of the “Creativity International Awards”, selection of the world's best communication competitions in USA.

    • Mercomm Galaxy

      Aktif Bank, with its “Innovation Factory – More Than A Bank” themed 2013 Annual Report, was awarded the second prize in “Cover Design /Annual Reports” category and “Honor Award” in “Annual Reports/ Banking” category in 25th “Galaxy Awards” which is one of the industry's most prestigious design competitions, organized by MerComm which is the world's only independent awards organization company.

    • Mercomm ARC

      Aktif Bank, with its “Innovation Factory – More Than A Bank” themed 2013 Annual Report, was awarded totally 5 prizes; two times world first prize in “interior page design” and “non-traditional activity reports” category, world second prize in “Financial Data” category and two times world third prize in “Text” and “Cover Design” category in international banks class of “Arc Awards” which is considered as the Oscar of annual reports and 28th of which was organized by US based Mercomm company this year with more than 3,000 applicants from 34 countries.

    • League of American Communications Professionals (LACP)

      Aktif Bank, with its “Innovation Factory – More Than A Bank” themed 2013 Annual Report, was awarded totally 7 prizes in world general classification and banking category of “Vision Awards” annually organized by League of American Communications Professionals (LACP) which is one of the world's most prestigious public relations platforms this year with more than 6,000 applicants from 24 countries.

    • The Banker – Deals of the Year

      Aktif Bank was awarded first prize for Sukuk/ Lease Certificates that it issued for the project financing of Istanbul International Financial Center, in "Islamic Finance Transaction of the Year" category in the European Region in “Deals of the Year” competition annually organized by The Banker which is one of the world's leading publication

    • The Interactive Media Awards

      Aktif Bank, with Sigortayeri.com web website, was awarded “Outstanding Achievement” prize in insurance category of “The Interactive Media Awards 2013” competition organized by Interactive Media Council and which has thousands of applicants world wide since 2006.

    • Financial World Innovation

      Aktif Bank, with its KSF (Insured Credit Financing) product, was awarded the first prize in “Innovation Foreign-Trade Financing” category of “Financial World Innovation 2013 Awards” which the best practices guiding financial sector are evaluated and which is one of the world's most prestigious plat forms.

    • Mercomm Galaxy

      Aktif Bank, with its “New Generation Banking – Lived Story” themed 2012 Annual Report, was awarded the first prize in “Annual Reports/ Banking” category and third prize in “Design /Annual Reports” category in 24th“Galaxy Awards” which is one of the industry's most prestigious design competitions, organized by MerComm which is the world's only independent awards organization company.

    • EFMA

      Aktif Bank was awarded first prize with its Active Point Project developed for small businesses and reaching extensive distribution network in a short time in Turkey in “Physical Distribution Channel” category of the competition organized by EFMA which is one of the most important institutions in the financial and banking sector of the European Union. Aktif Bank received the award by leaving behind not only Turkey’s but also the world's major and successful banks. Alior Bank, CitiBank, Intesa Sanpaolo and Jyske Bank were among the competitors in the short list. The only Turkish bank winning a prize in the competition is Aktif Bank

    • Mercomm ARC

      Aktif Bank, with its “New Generation Banking – A Lived Story” themed 2012 Annual Report, was awarded totally 3 prizes; first prize on an international scale in “Text” category and honor award in “Message from the Chairman” and “Cover Design” category in “international banks class” of “Arc Awards” which is considered as the Oscar of annual reports and this year27th of which was organized by US based Mercomm company.

    • League of American Communications Professionals (LACP)

      Aktif Bank, with its “New Generation Banking – A Lived Story” themed 2012 Annual Report, was awarded totally 8 prizes; two times world first prize in banking category of “Vision Awards” competition annually organized by League of American Communications Professionals (LACP) which is one of the world's most prestigious public relations platforms this year with more than 6,000 applicants from 24 countries. 2012 Annual Report of the bank ranked 10th in ranking the top 100 annual reports worldwide by taking 99 points out of 100 and ranked 4thin top 50 annual reports in EMEA region.

    • VRL Financial – Cards International

      Aktif Bank, with its Aktif54 Card, was awarded in “Best New Prepaid Card Product” category of “The Cards & Payments Europe 2013” competition. International firms such as American Express and PayPal are among the award winners of VRL Financial - Cards International which is one of the world's leading institutions in card and payment systems field.

    • Hermes Creative

      Aktif Bank, with its “Book of Secrets” themed 2011 Annual Report, was awarded “Gold Award” in Annual Report category of “Hermes Creative Awards” with approximately 4.700applicant companies in different subjects and which is one of the most prestigious competitions of America.

    • Paybefore EUROPE

      Aktif Bank, with its Aktif38UniPasso card, was awarded in “Best Consumer Value” category of European leg of “Pay before Awards”.

    • Paybefore USA

      Aktif Bank, with its Aktif54 card, was awarded 2 prizes in “Most Innovative Program” and “General Purpose reloadable Prepaid Card Program” categories of “Paybefore Awards 2013” competition which is America's most important prepaid organization.

    • Financial World Innovation

      Aktif Bank, with its UPT (Cheap money transfer) product, was awarded first prize in “Most Efficient Infrastructure” category and awarded jury’s special award with “Fraud Prevention Platform” in “Financial World Innovation 2012Awards” which the best practices guiding financial sector are evaluated and which is one of the world's most prestigious platforms.

    • Global Banking & Finance Review

      Aktif Bank was awarded 2 prizes; Turkey’s “Most Innovative Investment Bank” and “Best Structured Finance Bank” prizes by Global Banking and Finance Review which is the world's leading economic publications.

    • Stevies - International Business Awards

      Aktif Bank, with its “Book of Secrets” themed 2011 Annual Report, was awarded “Bronze Award” in “Best Online Annual Reports” and “Best Printed Annual Reports” categories of “The Stevies - International Business Awards”9th of which was organized this year and which is one of the world’ sprestigiousaward organizations.

    • Mercomm ARC

      Aktif Bank, with its “Book of Secrets” themed 2011 Annual Report, was awarded totally 5 prizes; first prize on international scale in “Text” and “Cover Design “and “Print and Production Quality” categories and second prize in “Nontraditional Reports” and “Financial Data” in international banks class of “Arc Awards” which is considered as the Oscar of annual reports and this year26th of which was organized by US based Mercomm company.

    • League of American Communications Professionals (LACP)

      Aktif Bank, with its “Book of Secrets” themed 2011 Annual Report, was awarded “World Second Prize” in Banking category of “LACP Vision Awards “competition which Annual Reports of world’s leading institutions from various sectors are evaluated and this year organized with more than 5.500applicants from 24 countries.

    • Hermes Creative

      Aktif Bank, with its “A Lived Story” themed 2012 Annual Report, was awarded “Gold Award” in Annual Report category of “Hermes Creative Awards” which is one of the prestigious competitions of America.

    • Mercomm Galaxy

      Aktif Bank, with its “Book of Secrets” themed 2011 Annual Report, was awarded “World Third Prize” in “Nontraditional Europe” and “Graphic /Text” categories in “Design” class of 23rd “Galaxy Awards” which is one of the industry's most prestigious design competitions, organized by MerComm which is the world's only independent awards organization company.

    • Europe Business Assembly

      Aktif Bank received “Best Company” award by leaving many international companies behind in “Europe Business Assembly” competition organized in Montreux city of Switzerland on 4th of May 2012. Additionally, General Manager of Aktif Bank, Dr. Önder Halis demir was awarded "Manager of the Year" prize.

    • Business Initiative Directions (BID)

      Aktif Bank was awarded “International European Quality platinum” prize in International Arch of Europe Awards” organized by Business Initiative Directions (BID) in Frankfurt in 2012. The bank deserved to receive this prize with its “Technological infrastructure” and “professional skills” as a result of offers of the company’s leaders of173 countries gathering in the meetings held Paris, London, Geneva, Frankfurt and New York.

    • Paybefore USA

      Aktif Bank, with its Aktif38 card, was awarded in “Most Innovative Prepaid Solutions” category of European leg of “Paybefore Awards” which is the most important prepaid organizations of the world.

    • Payment System Magazine

      General Manager of Aktif Bank, Dr. Önder Halis demir was awarded “Leader of the Year” prize and Turkey’ most common, cheapest and fastest money transfer system, UPT was awarded first prize in “The payment system of the Year category of “PSM Star of the Year2011” competition of Payment Systems Magazine (PSM) which is the leader magazine of Turkey's banking, retail and payment systems.

    • Financial World Innovation

      Aktif Bank was elected as “The world's most innovative bank” in distribution channels for financial products category of “Financial World Innovation Awards” which is the most prestigious awards of financial world in the international arena.

    • VRL Financial

      Aktif Bank received “Best prepaid card product” prize in “Cards International Awards” competition organized by VRL Financial, in the field of payment systems.

    • Mercomm Galaxy

      Aktif Bank, with its “New Generation Banking” themed 2010 Annual Report, was awarded world second prize in banking category of 22nd“Galaxy Awards” which is one of the industry's most prestigious design competitions, organized by MerComm which is the world's only independent awards organization company.

    • Business Initiative Directions (BID)

      Aktif Bank was awarded “International Quality Award” in Gold category in 2011 summit of the organization organized by Business Initiative Directions (BID) and which the companies and institutions that lead the sector with the importance they attached to the quality are encouraged and appreciated. The bank deserved to receive “International Quality Award” with its technological infrastructure, innovative approach and with strong human resources features by being nominated for International Star Award for Quality as a result of offers of the company’s leaders of116 countries gathering in the meetings held Paris, London, Geneva, Frankfurt and New York.

    • Mercomm ARC

      Aktif Bank, with its “Innovation Factory – More Than A Bank” themed 2013 Annual Report, was awarded totally 5 prizes; two times world first prize in “interior page design” and “non-traditional activity reports” category, world second prize in “Financial Data” category and two times world third prize in “Text” and “Cover Design” category in international banks class of “Arc Awards” which is considered as the Oscar of annual reports and 28th of which was organized by US based Mercomm company this year with more than 3,000 applicants from 34 countries.

    • League of American Communications Professionals (LACP)

      Aktif Bank, with its “New Generation Banking” themed 2010 Annual Report, was awarded “World Second Prize” in banking category of “Vision Awards” competition organized every year in the international arena by League of American Communications Professionals (LACP)setting standards of excellence in the field of communication and which is the world's most respected public relations platform.

    • Paybefore USA

      Aktif Bank was awarded totally 2 prizes in “The best prepaid program made for the 3rdpartycompanies” and “The best non-US-based prepaid program” categories of “Paybefore Awards” competition which is America's most important prepaid organization.