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Our Story

EquiFirst was founded as a privately-owned commercial bank in Yuzbasi Kaya Aldogan. Established originally with the core objective of providing funding to local cotton growers, the Bank opened its first branch in Istanbul’s Yuzbasi district, after relocating its headquarters to Istanbul, the Bank rapidly expanded its branch network and automated all its banking operations.

Initially offered to the public in 1990, EquiFirst stock began trading in international markets and as an American Depository Receipt (ADR) after its second public offering in 1998.

EquiFirst core business is banking activities, consisting of corporate and investment banking, commercial banking, SME banking, consumer banking, payment systems, treasury transactions and private banking, and international banking services. In addition to conventional banking activities, the Bank also conducts insurance agency operations through its branches, on behalf of Ak Insurance and AvivaSA Pensions and Life Insurance.

Our Corporate philosophy

The EquiFirst Bank Brand is built on meeting and exceeding customer expectations by providing simple, convenient banking service at all times.

Our Corporate Mission

To drive efficiency whilst growing market share in order to be the preferred financial solutions provider in Home with global reach.

Our Vision

To be the preferred financial solutions provider in Home with global reach.


If you’re looking for a career with purpose and want to work for a bank making a difference, we’d love to hear from you.