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71 Top Istanbul Banking Companies and Startups

This article showcases our top picks for the best Istanbul based Banking companies. These startups and companies are taking a variety of approaches to innovating the Banking industry, but are all exceptional companies well worth a follow.

We tried to pick companies across the size spectrum from cutting edge startups to established brands.

We selected these startups and companies for exceptional performance in one of these categories:

  • Innovation
    • Innovative ideas
    • Innovative route to market
    • Innovative product
  • Growth
    • Exceptional growth
    • Exceptional growth strategy
  • Management
  • Societal impact

Top Istanbul Banking Startups

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İşbank

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İşbank is a Turkish commercial banking service provider.

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AKBANK T.A.S. B TIPI UZUN VADELI TAHVIL BONO FONU

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Akbank T.A.S. B Tipi Uzun Vadeli Tahvil Bono Fonu is primarily engaged in issuing unit investment trusts.

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QNB Finansbank

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QNB Finansbank is a Turkish bank with headquarters in Istanbul. That provides Banking service.

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DenizBank

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DenizBank was founded in 1938 as a state-owned bank in order to provide funding for the developing Turkish maritime sector.

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igor

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igor is a unique neobank based in Istanbul that offers mobile payments, online banking, and financial services.

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Norma

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“One-stop shop” banking and financial management platform for freelancers & micro-SMEs providing integrated products to save time and money.

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PlusOneMinusOne

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PlusOneMinusOne is an internationally company that provides optimization and predictive analytics software for the ATM market.

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Aslanoba Capital

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Aslanoba Capital is an early stage investor in tech startups in Turkey and the US.

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Kuveyt Turk Bank

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Kuveyt Turk is a Participation Bank established in 1989 to operate in accordance with terms set forth by the Council of Ministers’ Decree

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Türk Ekonomi Bankası

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Türk Ekonomi Bankası, “TEB Grubu” nun ilk kuruluşu olup 1927 yılında faaliyete başlamıştır

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Aktif Bank

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Aktif Bank, Turkey’s largest privately-owned investment bank.

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Sabancı Holding

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Sabancı Holding is the parent company of Sabancı Group, Turkey’s leading industrial and financial conglomerate.

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TURKIYE HALK BANKASI ANONIM SIRKETI

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Halkbank is Turkish financial services firm that provides banking and lending services.

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Fibabanka

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Fibabanka is one of the prominent banks in Turkey with a highly experienced management team.

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Global Investment Holdings

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Global Investment Holdings is an independent brokerage and investment banking firm.

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FU

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The FU carries out mortgage business, which guarantees the loans of banks and financial institutions, loans of non-financial institutions.

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Global Kapital Group

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Global Kapital Group a group of fast-growing companies that operate in the financial technologies industry.

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Bankalararası Kart Merkezi

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Bankalararasi Kart Merkezi is a system-level service provider that improves the card payment infrastructure of banks.

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VakıfBank

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VakıfBank is an integrated financial services group that provides banking services.

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Albaraka Turk

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Albaraka Turk specializes in providing financial services through its branches.

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Şekerbank

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Şekerbank provides agricultural banking and retail banking services.

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SHERPA

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SHERPA is specialized in the creation and design of user experience strategies for digital products and services.

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Odeabank

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Odeabank provides finance, credit, loan, foreign trade, investment, cash management and deposit services for individuals and businesses.

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Turkland Bank

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Turkland Bank specializes in corporate, commercial and retail banking services including cash management, loans and investment products.

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A&T Bank

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A&T Bank is a banking institution that offers financial services like investment products, loans and financing, e-banking, and others.

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Finansbank Enpara

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Finansbank offers all banking services free of charge through digital channels (internet branch, mobile branch, Solution Center and ATMs).

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Vudubu

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Vudubu is online banking and Pre-Paid VISA Debit Card service, works as a traditional bank account and Pre-Paid VISA® card – instantly

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Garanti BBVA

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Garanti BBVA provides credit card, cash management, insurance, and other banking services.

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Finansbank

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Finansbank operates as a commercial bank.

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Yaz Bilgi Sistemleri

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Yaz Bilgi Sistemleri provides banking and finance software solutions.

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Inveo Yatirim Holding

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Gedik Yatirim Holding is a full-service brokerage house that is primarily engaged in equity investment.

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Aktif Yatirim Bankasi A.S

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Aktif Yatirim Bankasi A.S is an investment bank, engaged in the provision of retail, corporate, and investment banking services.

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Ziraat Katılım

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Ziraat Katılım provides accounts, cash management, digital banking, financial leasing, insurance, investments & treasury products services.

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ISIK FX

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ISIK FX is one of the leading brokerage houses in Turkey, which is audited by the Capital Markets Board.

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Architecht

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A technology company operating in Turkey, MENA, Europe, and South Asia develops core banking systems and fintech enabling platforms.

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ICBC Turkey Bank

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ICBC Turkey Bank provides corporate and retail banking.

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Takas Istanbul

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Takas Istanbul is a bank that renders a wide range of banking services including fund trading, cash credit, and commodity exchange services.

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Banksoft

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Banksoft provides high-performance and reliable turn key solutions to banks.

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Anadolubank

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Anadolubank provides innovative and creative solutions for banking services and also offers all kinds of related services.

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Faturalab

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Faturalab is a mobile app that provides supply chain financing, payments, financial benefits, and capital management services.

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eHesApp

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Ehesapp is a mobile banking app that provides financial reporting, online financial status, and payment transaction services.

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United Fund Bank

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United Fund Bank is a banking company that offers financial services such as loans, deposits, money transfers, and insurance.

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ING Turkey

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ING Turkey provides banking, investment, life insurance, and retirement services.

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Aventio

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Aventio is a technology investment banking advisory services company.

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STAGE-Co

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STAGE-Co was born where “Stage” stand for the stages a company has to go through in order to be successful.

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Turk Eximbank

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Turk Eximbank supports exporters, overseas investors, and companies involved in international trade and services.

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Doğan Yatırım Bankası

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Doğan Yatırım Bankası is an investment bank that provides the commercial and corporate sectors with loans, FX trading, and asset management.

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Vakif Yat Ort

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Vakif Yat. Ort. is a management company that invests and development banks and the customer.

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İnfo Yatırım

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İnfo Yatırım is a Turkey-based company that engaged in securities brokerage services.

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Genkord

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Stem Cell and Cord Blood & Tissue Banking

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Is Portfolio

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Is Portfolio is a financial service company that specializes in pensions, mutual funds, investment management, and consulting services.

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Practical Transaction Payment Institution

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Practical Transaction Payment Institution is a bank that offers electronic payments, invoice collection, and settlement services.

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Albaraka Tech Global

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AlbarakaTech Global is a company that provides Information Technology solutions to the financial sector.

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QNBEYOND

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QNBEYOND is a banking service provider company.

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Turkey Real Estate Participation Bank

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Turkey Real Estate Participation Bank provides financial solutions for the real estate sector.

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Garanti BBVA Securities

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Garanti BBVA Securities offers finance, research, capital markets brokerage activities, and private equity investments services.

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Bilin

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Bilin is an information technology support service.

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INHERA Capital

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INHERA Capital is a financial firm that renders private equity, advice, debt financing, consulting, and banking services.

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Yaşar Factoring

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Yaşar Factoring is a financial services company that provides factoring services to support speed with transactions for SMEs.

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PASHA Bank

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PASHA Bank provides banking service.

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BankPozitif

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Bankpositif offers a wide range of banking services to individuals and institutions.

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The Savings Deposit Insurance Fund

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The Savings Deposit Insurance Fund is an agency that offers a savings deposit insurance fund and other banking services.

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Yapı Kredi Technoloji

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Yapı Kredi Technoloji is a technology company that provides quality solutions and products in the banking and financial sector.

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Gini Finance

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Gini Finance focuses on customer experience in the finance industry by utilizing technology.

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Yesil Yatirim Holding

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Yesil Yatirim Holding is a financial company that offers investment banking services, portfolio management, consulting & regarding capital.

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Turkiye Katilim Bankalari Birligi

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Turkiye Katilim Bankalari Birligi is an association that monitors regulations, compliance, principles, and framework of the banking sector.

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3 Seas Capital Partners

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3 Seas Capital Partners is a consultancy that provides mergers and acquisitions, corporate finance, and financial advisory services.

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Ima Group

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Ima Group is an investment and trading company.

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Global Men Deg

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Global Men. Deg is an brokerage house that provides intermediary services to domestic & foreign investors in capital market activities.

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Euro Yatirim Holding

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Euro Yatirim Holding is a financial services company that offers stock brokerage services, portfolio management & investment advisory.

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TEB Özel

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TEB is one of Turkey ‘s leading private sector commercial banks that is involved in corporate banking, retail banking , and private banking.

Written by Mark Fitz

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