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24
Nov
Meeting of the AAB Supervisory Board with the Auxiliary Committee of Payments, Cards, Digitalization, and Alternative Channels

The digitization process and projects in the field of digitalization of services and payments in the banking industry are among the priorities of AAB’s activity. During 2022, the AAB has organized and been part of discussions and joint roundtables with relevant state structures and interested parties regarding the digitalization of financial services. In order to […]

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18
Nov
Meeting of the AAB Chairman with economic journalists

The Chairman of the Albanian Association of Banks (AAB), Mr. Bledar Shella held, on November 18, 2022, a meeting with economic journalists of the print and visual media. Mr. Shella presented the latest developments in the sector, especially the effect of the increase in interest rates and the progress of lending. At the same time, […]

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16
Nov
Working breakfast of IFC with banks in Albania
Maximizing Sustainable Finance Opportunities

“Maximizing Sustainable Finance Opportunities” was the theme of the working breakfast organized on November 15, 2022, by the International Finance Corporation (IFC) in close collaboration with the Albanian Association of Banks (AAB) and with the participation of representatives of corporates, SMEs, and risk managers of the banking sector in Albania. IFC presented this event for […]

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10
Nov
AAB Chairman at the VIII meeting of the National Committee of Payment Systems

The Chairman of the Albanian Association of Banks (AAB) participated in the eighth meeting of the National Payment System Committee (KKSP), which took place on November 9, 2022, in the premises of the Bank of Albania. In addition to the members of the KKSP, whose members are the Chairman of the Albanian Association of Banks […]

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31
Oct
Release of 3rd Quarter 2022 statistics

AAB  released the unaudited financial data for the 3rd Quarter of 2022. The report includes the banking system’s main indicators, in accordance with IFRS Standards. For details on the statistics, please click here.

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19
Oct
Meeting of the AAB Supervisory Board with the Legal Committee

On October 18, 2022, the Supervisory Board of AAB held a meeting with the members of the Legal Committee. The chairman of AAB, Mr. Bledar Shella, greeted the participants and appreciated the commitment and contribution of the members of the Legal Committee for legal issues of the banking industry. Further improvement of relations between the […]

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14
Oct
AAB Audit Committee Workshop

On October 14, 2022, a workshop of the AAB Audit Committee was organized. The chairman of the Committee, Mr. Ilir Rudi, Director of the Internal Audit Division at ABI Bank, and Ediola Bicaku, Director of the Internal Audit Department, at Intesa Sanpaolo Bank Albania, shared with the attendees their experiences on how to interact and […]

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10
Oct
Job vacancy announcement

The Albanian Association of Banks (AAB) is seeking to recruit  1 (one) employee, to fill the following position:   Job title: Coordinator, For Training and Financial Education Main Responsibilities and duties: Coordinates and cooperates with the organization of training by AAB through: Organization of training, seminars, symposiums, and round tables according to the issues it […]

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29
Sep
The 54th meeting of the EBF Associate members

The 54th meeting of the Associate members of the European Banking Federation (EBF) took place on September 22, 2022, in Brussels. AAB participated and was represented by the AAB Secretary General, Mr. Spiro Brumbulli. The meeting included speeches by high-level guest speakers such as from European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD). It also focused […]

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28
Sep
Capacity building training on bankruptcy procedures

Following training and meetings on bankruptcy procedures, on September 27, 2022, the Albanian Association of Banks (AAB) collaborated with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) in organizing training to increase the capacities of second-level banks ‘ staff for bankruptcy procedures. The second phase of the Debt Resolution Project has been introduced as well as the bankruptcy […]

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1
Aug
AAB releases statistics for first half of 2022

AAB publishes the first six months’ unaudited financial data on the banking system’s main indicators, in accordance with IFRS Standards. For details of the half-yearly statistics, please click here.

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5
Jul
AAB publishes the Annual Report 2021

Albanian Banking Association (AAB) publishes the Annual Report for 2021. This publication presents an overview of the main achievements of the activity of AAB during 2021. A few highlights of the AAB activities in 2021: With the new statute’s adoption and entry into force, new technical committees were established. 7 new committees and an auxiliary […]

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20
Jun
Training trip with economic journalists organized

The Albanian Association of Banks (AAB), with the support of OTP Bank Albania, organized on June 17-19, 2022, the annual activity with economic journalists. This activity is conceived as an open conversation between the representatives of the two sectors along an educational, cognitive, and informative journey. The main theme this time was digitization. The 18 […]

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14
Jun
AAB organized the “Digitalization vs cash” Forum

On June 14, 2022, the Albanian Banking Association (AAB) organized the “Digitalization vs cash” forum. Organized in a single working session aiming at the direct follow-up of issues related to the topic, this forum focused on addressing alternative payment channels, reducing cash in the economy, and the fight against informality, as well as the use […]

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8
Jun
AAB releases 2021 CSR “Banks for Society”  Report

AAB releases the 2021 Corporate Social Responsibility Report for 2021. The publication details the efforts of the member banks for a better society and economy, a clean and healthy environment to achieve sustainable development.  Read the report

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2
Jun
Open lesson on financial education

On May 31, 2022, AAB organised an open lesson at European University of Tirana (UET) with the participation of students and professors of the Faculty of Finance and Economy in the framework of its collaboration with academia in regard to financial literacy. AAB was represented by Ms. Iva Ikonomi, Head of Retail at Fibank, who […]

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26
May
Meeting about fiscalization process

On 24 May 2022, a meeting was held between representatives of commercial banks and the General Directorate of Taxation. Key challenges facing banks during the implementation of the fiscalization process as taxpayers and issuers of e-invoices were at the center of discussions. Clarification and a final stance on some of the issues discussed are expected during […]

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23
May
e-KYC & e-signature – solutions for financial institutions

On May 20, 2022, representatives of banks in Albania and Kosovo, were invited to the event entitled “e-KYC & e-signature – solutions for financial institutions”, organized by Mellon and Euronovate with a focus on digitalization. Participants were introduced to the solutions presented and clarified some issues in the implementation of the legal framework in force […]

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6
May
Meeting of Prime Minister with CEOs of commercial banks

On May 6, 2022, the Prime Minister, Mr. Edi Rama held a meeting with CEOs of the country’s banking sector, calling on them to join the common effort in a bid to transform banking services offered to citizens at all commercial banks operating in Albania. The meeting was also attended by the Governor of the […]

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13
Apr
Money Kuiz Award Ceremony

On April 12, 2022, the Albanian Association of Banks, in cooperation with the Bank of Albania and the Albanian Deposit Insurance Agency, organized the awarding ceremony for the winners of the Money Kuiz. Prizes were awarded to the first three places’ winners by the Deposit Insurance Agency. In addition, the teachers of the winning teams received symbolic […]

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1
Apr
Zhvillohet finalja kombëtare e Kuizit të Parasë

Më 30 mars 2022, Shoqata Shqiptare e Bankave (AAB), në bashkëpunim me Bankën e Shqipërisë dhe me mbështetjen e Ministrisë së Arsimit dhe Sportit dhe Agjencisë së Sigurimit të Depozitave (ASD), organizoi për herë të katërt Kuizin Evropian të Parasë me pjesëmarrjen e 360 nxënësve të grup moshës 13-15 vjeç nga 58 shkolla nga i […]

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25
Mar
Java e Parasë 2022 Rinia dhe Bankingu digjital: Leksione të hapura në universitete

Më 24 dhe 25 mars 2022, në kuadër të Javës së Parasë, në bashkëpunim me bankat anëtare AAB organizoi leksione të hapura me temën “Rinia dhe Bankingu Digjital”. Përfaqësuesit e bankave iu drejtohen studentëve për t’i ndërgjegjësuar mbi rëndësinë e kulturës financiare si pjesë e formimit të përgjithshëm. Gjatë leksioneve u prezantua orientimi dhe përparësia […]

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24
Mar
Java e Parasë 2022, 21-27 mars 2022, “Tregohu i zgjuar me paranë, ndërto të ardhmen tënde!”

Në datat 21-27 mars 2022, Shoqata Shqiptare të Bankave, në bashkëpunim me Bankën e Shqipërisë  dhe me mbështetjen e Ministrisë së Arsimit dhe Sportit dhe Agjencisë së Sigurimit të Depozitave, festojnë Javën e Parasë 2022, nën sloganin “Tregohu i zgjuar me paranë, ndërto të ardhmen tënde!”. Aktivitetet edukative të organizuara gjatë kësaj javë synojnë t’i përfshijnë fëmijët dhe […]

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24
Mar
Open lecture on digital banking at the Mediterranean University of Albania

On March 23, 2022, the Albanian Association of Banks (AAB) organized an open lecture at the Mediterranean University of Albania (UMSH) with the participation of students and professors from the Faculty of Economics. The activity is part of AAB events within the Money Week, a week dedicated to financial education. The event was opened by […]

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18
Mar
Open lecture on crypto assets

On 18 mars 2022, the AAB Secretary General, Dr. Spiro Brumbulli organized an open lecture on crypto assets. This lecture was attended by the students of the Bachelor study program, Faculty of Bussines at “Alexander Moisiu” University, Durres.

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16
Mar
Meeting of the AAB Supervisory Board with the AAB Finance and Accounting Committee

On March 16, 2022, the AAB Supervisory Board held a meeting with the members of the Finance and Accounting Committee.   The AAB Chairman, Mr. Bledar Shella, praised the commitment of the members of this committee, their contribution, and support to the proposals made by the Executive Office as well as the continuous provision of […]

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4
Mar
Banks in Albania waive fees on bank transfers to Ukraine 

Tirana, on March 4, 2022  The Albanian Association of Banks (AAB), announces that the second-tier banks operating in Albania have decided to charge zero commissions on money transfers to Ukraine and/or beneficiaries – citizens/individuals and state institutions – of Ukraine. This measure will facilitate everyone who wants to contribute and send money to state institutions, […]

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24
Feb
New edition of Bankieri Magazine

AAB published the new edition of Bankieri Magazine, which is the final edition of the magazine and is accessible on AAB website and delivered to all interested parties. Click here to read the magazine.

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24
Feb
A virtual workshop for raising awareness of second-tier bank representatives regarding out-of-court practice procedures

On February 24, 2022, the Albanian Association of Banks (AAB), cooperated with the International Finance Corporation (IFC) in organizing a virtual workshop for the banking sector for raising awareness of second-tier bank representatives regarding out-of-court practice procedures.   The event aimed at raising the awareness of commercial banks in Albania for the expedited reorganization procedure, […]

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23
Feb
Workshop: Fiscal and legal developments

On February 23, 2022, the Albanian Association of Banks (AAB) in cooperation with PwC Albania and Kosovo held the workshop “Fiscal and legal developments”, with the participation of representatives of the finance and legal departments of member banks. The event was opened by Mr. Spiro Brumbulli, General Secretary of AAB, and Mrs. Loreta Peçi, Country […]

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15
Feb
AAB organizes a meeting with economic journalists

February 15, 2022 – The Chairman of the Albanian Association of Banks (AAB), Mr. Bledar Shella held a meeting with economic journalists of the main media and portals in the country. Mr. Shella provided the journalist with an overview of banks’ performance for 2021. The priorities of AAB for 2022 and the importance of the role […]

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11
Feb
“First steps in finance” book launch event

On February 9, 2022, the Albanian Association of Banks (AAB) organized the book launch event on the premises of the 9-year school “Emin Duraku” in Tirana. The presentation of the digital publication in Albanian of the “First steps in finance” book was attended by the director and 9-th grade students of the school, who expressed high […]

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26
Jan
Bankat marrin pjesë në aktivitetin “Kreditimi i Bujqësisë”

Drejtorët e Përgjithshëm të bankave morën pjesë në aktivitetin: “Kreditimi dhe Financimi i Bujqësisë Shqiptare”, organizuar nga Ministria e Bujqësisë dhe Zhvillimit Rural më datë 26 janar 2022, me praninë e Kryeministrit të Shqipërisë, z. Edi Rama, Ministrit të Financave dhe Ekonomisë, znj. Delina Ibrahimaj, dhe Guvernatorit të Bankës së Shqipërisë, z. Genti Sejko. Në emër […]

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26
Jan
Takim i industrisë bankare me DPPPP

Ditën e martë, datë 25 janar 2022, u zhvillua një takim pune i industrisë bankare me Drejtorinë e Përgjithshme të Parandalimit të Pastrimit të Parave (DPPPP). Në takim morën pjesë përfaqësues të bankave nga strukturat e Përputhshmërisë dhe Ligjorit. Nga DPPP ishin të pranishëm z. Elvis Koci – Drejtor i Përgjithshëm, z. Artan Shiqerukaj – Drejtor i Drejtorisë së Analizës, […]

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24
Jan
Financial education: AAB publishes the book “First Steps in Finance” in the Albanian language

The Albanian Banking Association (AAB) brings to the Albanian language the digital publication “First steps in finance” by Gunnar Baldvinsson, an internationally acclaimed book for the needs of children, teachers, and adults to gain basic finance concepts. The international edition, presented by the European Federation of Banks, seeks to guide teachers across Europe, who are looking for ideas on teaching financial literacy. This book should be a basic literature for […]

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12
Jan
Monthly statistics

AAB publishes the total sector monthly data. The report includes general data on the banking

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