EBRD TFP Awards recognise successful partner banks from three continents

EBRD TFP Awards recognise successful partner banks from three continents

The EBRD Trade Facilitation Programme (TFP) announced today the winners of its prestigious annual TFP Awards.

Over the last two decades, the EBRD Trade Facilitation Programme has gained widespread recognition and appreciation from partner banks, exporters and importers and has created a thriving professional network to enable industry collaboration and exchange. 

In 2020, the Programme has stepped up its support, providing amplified financing for trade with a record €1.5 billion in the first five months of the year. 

The 2020 TFP Awards honour those successful issuing and confirming banks that have been most active in delivering EBRD financing across its countries of operations over the past year, and include a bank that has attained academic excellence by training its employees in EBRD’s capacity development programmes.

On the announcement of the TFP Awards, Francis Malige, EBRD Managing Director, Financial Institutions said: “Trade finance is key to boosting economic development and growth across the EBRD’s regions of operations. Our partner banks help to make this happen, by providing the financial means and support that allow companies to identify, explore and conquer new markets. Through our annual TFP awards, we are proud to recognise the achievements of partner banks in 27 countries, who are making a real impact and creatively use EBRD’s financing products to support international trade.”

The 2020 TFP Awards are presented to banks in the following countries (in alphabetical order):

Award for 2019


 Most Active Issuing Bank in ALBANIA

Union Bank

Most Active Issuing Bank in ARMENIA


Armswissbank CJSC

Most Active Issuing Bank in BELARUS

Belinvestbank JSC

Most Active Issuing Bank in BOSNIA AND HERZEGOVINA

Raiffeisen Bank

Most Active Issuing Bank in BULGARIA

Eurobank Bulgaria

Most Active Partner Bank in CROATIA

Erste & Steiermärkische Bank d.d

Most Active Issuing Bank in CYPRUS

Bank of Cyprus Public Company Limited

Most Active Issuing Bank in EGYPT

Qatar National Bank Alahli

Most Active Issuing Bank in GEORGIA

TBC Bank

Most Active Issuing Bank in GREECE

National Bank of Greece SA

Most Active Issuing Bank in JORDAN


Most Active Issuing Bank in KAZAKHSTAN


JSC Bank Centercredit


Most Active Issuing Bank in KOSOVO

NLB Banka J.S.C. Prishtina

Most Active Issuing Bank in KYRGYZ REPUBLIC

Kyrgyz Investment and Credit Bank

Most Active Issuing Bank in LEBANON

Blom Bank S.A.L.

Most Active Issuing Bank in MOLDOVA

Mobiasbanca-OTP Group S.A.

Most Active Issuing Bank in MONGOLIA

Khan Bank LLC

Most Active Issuing Bank in MONTENEGRO

Hipotekarna Bank AD

Most Active Partner Bank in MOROCCO

Bank of Africa


Komercijalna Banka AD Skopje

Most Active Issuing Bank in ROMANIA


Alpha Bank Romania S.A.

Most Active Issuing Bank in SERBIA

Eurobank A.D. Beograd

Most Active Issuing Bank in TAJIKISTAN


Bank Eskhata OJSC

Most Active Issuing Bank in TUNISIA

Amen Bank

Most Active Issuing Bank in TURKEY


Alternatifbank A.S.

Most Active Issuing Bank in UKRAINE


Raiffeisen Bank Aval

Most Active Issuing Bank in UZBEKISTAN



Joint-Stock Commercial Bank “Asaka”



Most Active Issuing Bank in UZBEKISTAN


Joint Stock Commercial Mortgage Bank “Ipoteka-Bank”


Most Active Confirming Bank in 2019

Commerzbank AG

Academic Excellence Award in Cooperation with International Chamber of Commerce (ICC)

National Bank of Greece

The award ceremony for the TFP Awards was scheduled to take place at the EBRD Annual Meeting and Business Forum in May 2020, which was cancelled due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Visit the TFP hub for news and further information about future TFP-related events in the near future.

Launched in 1999, the EBRD’s Trade Facilitation Programme  aims to promote foreign trade to, from and among the countries in which the EBRD invests. Through the programme, the EBRD provides guarantees to international confirming banks and short-term loans to selected banks and factoring companies for on-lending to local exporters, importers and distributors. The TFP currently includes over 120 issuing/partner banks in 30 economies, with limits exceeding €5 billion in total and more than 800 confirming banks worldwide.


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