Although it now has a consolidated banking system with significant profits, Albania is behind the countries of the region as far as coverage of the population is concerned.
According to the International Monetary Fund, in 2016, our country had the lowest number of bank branches per 100 thousand residents.
So, according to the IMF, last year, Albania had 21.9 bank branches per 100 thousand residents, leaving only Kosovo behind.
Meanwhile, FYROM has 24.7 bank branches per 100 thousand residents, while Serbia has 29.6 bank branches per 100 thousand residents. The list continues with Bosnia, where this indicator is 27.9, while for Montenegro this indicator is 43.Meanwhile, in developed European countries, this indicator is 50 bank branches per 100 thousand people. /balkaneu.com/