Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency

Moody’s upgrades outlook for Turkish banks

Moody's Investors Service has changed its outlook to stable for Turkish banks, saying that for the Turkish banking system is stable as operating conditions improve following the elections.

The government's initial steps to return to orthodoxy in policymaking following the elections in May is supportive of operating conditions for Turkish banks, the rating agency said in a new report.

Regulator issues new banking licenses

The Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency (BDDK) has granted licenses to Enpara and Colendi Bank to establish banks.

Enpara, which offers services on digital channels under the roof of QNB Finansbank, has given the green light to operate as a deposit bank. Enpara Bank will be established with a capital of $300 million.

Turkish banks' net profit tops 190 billion liras

The combined net income of Turkish lenders increased by 44 percent from a year ago to 190.3 billion Turkish Liras ($7.3 billion) in January-May, data from the Banking Regulation and Supervision Agency (BDDK) have shown.

The banking industry's total assets grew by 17.4 percent compared with the end of 2022 to stand at 16.84 trillion liras as of May.

Ziraat Katılım gets license to operate in Somalia

Somalia has announced it had awarded licences to two foreign banks, including Türkiye's participatin bank Ziraat Katılım, as the nation opens up the industry to international lenders.

Ziraat Katılım and state-owned Banque Misr of Egypt and will become the first international banks to operate in the country, Somalia's Central Bank said in a statement.

Turkish banking watchdog announces details of commercial loans decision

Türkiye's banking watchdog has announced the details of commercial loans decision revealed on June 24, while emphasizing that the decision is a measure taken to strengthen financial stability, use resources more efficiently and productively, and ensure that the credit system works effectively.