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Strategic Partners

Credins Bank is one of the 3 largest banks in Albania as far as its assets, deposits and financing are concerned. Credins Bank is a universal bank providing banking products and services covering 360 degree customer requirements and empowering individuals, families, businesses, and institutions. Established in 2003 as the first bank with Albanian capital, Credins Bank is still loyal to its mission, being number one choice for Albanians and Albanian-speaking communities. The head office is located in Tirana, whereas its bank activity extends through a wide network of 58 branches in every corner of Albania. The Bank has established partnerships at country, division and region level to provide tailored financial solutions to its clients, including innovative products in line with the digital trend, financial consulting, and traditional bank financing and investment solutions, all of which under the leadership of high ethical standards. Credins Bank fairly competes in the Albanian banking market by not being involved in illegal competition. Credins Bank takes over the most efficient management of our clients’ deposits, providing everyone with lending opportunities and financial instruments. It also encourages new entrepreneurial opportunities by considering the impact of its decisions into society and environment. Credins Bank strives to be at the forefront of quality services and professionalism, based on meritocracy and reward of our employees’ performance. Credins Bank provides a fundamental contribution to the community and has designed its social responsibility in four crucial pillars: shareholders, employees, environment and the social environment. Credins Bank strongly believes in the values and creative spirit of Albanian people.

Grant Thornton is one of the world’s leading organizations of independent assurance, tax and advisory firms. These firms help dynamic organizations unlock their potential for growth by providing meaningful, actionable advice. Proactive teams, led by approachable partners in these firms, use insights, experience and instinct to understand complex issues for privately owned, publicly listed and public sector clients and help them to find solutions. More than 42,000 Grant Thornton people, across over 130 countries, are focused on making a difference to clients, colleagues and the communities in which we live and work.

Partners Albania is an independent Albanian NPO established in 2001, working to support civil society and facilitate inter-sector cooperation in order to strengthen democratic institutions and advance economic development.

Partners Albania is a member of Partners Network, a partnership of 22 independent, local organizations in Europe, the Americas, Africa and the Middle East working for peaceful and democratic change.Partners Albania is also a member of several European and regional networks such as Euclid BCSDNECASDIESIS, etc.

“Vodafone Albania” Foundation is a non-profit organization established by Vodafone Albania Sh.A. under the Tirana Court’s Decision No. 2577, dated 17 July 2007. “Vodafone Albania” Foundation is funded on annual basis by contributions from Vodafone Albania Sh.A and Vodafone Group Foundation in UK. Other third party donations are welcome subject to their compliance with charitable purposes.

The purpose of the Foundation is to be an accelerator of innovative ideas and efforts which use the best of technology and resources to maximize the social impacts for benefit of society. It designs programs and supports financially implementation of projects and initiatives that deliver measurable and sustainable impacts in the lives of Albanians.

The Connected for Good Program of Foundation is about combining Vodafone’s charitable giving and technology to maximize the difference it makes to the world.
Foundation in Albania aims to become the leading partner in ICT education in the country in the next 10 years by investing in education of youth and disadvantaged groups and transform their lives, equipping them with skills and capacities for the future.

The American Bank of Investments (ABI) was created following the purchase of Credit Agricole Albania by Tranzit Finance (a portfolio company of the U.S. private equity fund NCH Capital.

ABI has a network of branches on the biggest cities throughout the country and a committed staff of employees bringing the experience and the culture of both banks, adding to the Bank another positive factor and competitiveness in the market.