Yapi Kredi Bank

Yapi Kredi is one of the largest private commercial banks in Turkey, it ranks fourth in the list of banks with the largest assets in Turkey.

Yapı Kredi Bank branches spread all over the Republic of Turkey, with 835 branches, and it provides services to more than 13 million customers.

Yapi Kredi Bank

History of Yapi Kredi Bank

Founded in 1944 as Turkey’s first private retail bank with a national presence, Yapı Kredi has always played a leading role in the banking field.

The merger of Yapı Kredi and Koçbank (together with the two banks’ main subsidiaries operating in the same sectors) was completed in 2006.
The segment-based service model was completed in 2007 and the branch expansion began.

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Starting in 2013, the Bank continued successful liquidity management through healthy growth in loans and deposits.

In 2018, the Bank revealed its strategic goals to concentrate on small tickets and transaction finance, performance management and rock-solid asset quality, along with risk appetite.

Services the bank offers

The bank offers a number of distinguished banking services, most notably:

Bills Payment

Banking services

Western Union transfers

Credit cards

Gold investment

Stock Exchange BIST trading

Debit cards

Insurance products

Safe deposit boxes investment products



Money transfer To and from Turkey

Wise (Formely Transferwise)

Wise is one of the best ways to transfer money in Turkey easily, quickly and safely, as it is characterized by its lower transfer fees than Western Union and banks.


Wise advantages

  • Wise is completely secure for all types of transfers.
  • You can send money outside of Turkey about eight times cheaper than with traditional methods.
  • Transfer fees are straightforward, and there are no hidden Fees.
  • The conversion process is done easily on the Internet.
  • The funds are automatically transferred to the recipient’s bank account.
  • Wise has around 750 different currencies to transfer, including the Turkish Lira, US Dollar, Euro, British Pound, and Egyptian Pound.

You can transfer via Wise directly online and easier than Western Union and banks by clicking here.

Westren Union transfers in Yapi Kredi

The Western Union foreign money transfer facility is available at all branches of Yapı Kredi. 

You can send or receive transfers from Western union on the online banking branch.

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You can send and receive money in a convenient, secure, and simple way with Western Union service. 

By using the Western Union network, you can transfer your money to over 410,000 places worldwide, in more than 200 countries and territories. 

The money transfer service is offered at all branches of Yapı Kredi.

Within minutes, the recipient collects the money that is exchanged through Western Union. 

The Western Union network, which is established in more than 200 countries and territories, helps you to send and receive cash virtually anywhere in the world at more than 410,000 locations worldwide. 

You may transfer money with the Western Union system by having a valid ID. Sender or recipient must or requires a bank account to allow money transfer through Western Union. 

All you need to make a switch with Western Union is a valid ID. 

The upper limit on a single payment is USD 7,500 or the EURO equivalent.

Swift Code Yapi Kredi Bank

To make international transfers to an account in Ziraat Bank, you can use Swift Bank code, which is: YAPITRISXXX

Yapi Kredi Bank credit rating 2020

Fitch Rating

Long-term foreign currenciesB +negative
Long-term local currencyB +stable
Short-term foreign exchangeB
The local currency is short-livedB
Feasibility classificationB +
Support evaluation5
Long-term patriotismA + (tur)stable
Unsecured debtB +

Moody’s rating

Long-term deposits in foreign currenciesB 3negative
Long-term deposits in local currencyB 2negative
A short-term foreign currency depositNot Prime
A short-term local currency depositNot Prime
National Scope AssessmentA2.tr
Unsecured debtB 2

• Download the Yapi Kredi Bank application

You can access Yapı Kredi Bank by visiting the nearest branch to you. You can also visit the bank’s website by clicking here . You can also download the application, which supports English and Turkish languages, for the Android system and for the İOS system .