Ayşe is a familiar face to anyone who banks with Finansbank – which includes the entire Fethiye Times team.

Until we interviewed her for this article we hadn’t realised that she was born and grew up in Fethiye. Most of our Fethiye Faces have moved here from other parts of Turkey/other countries, but Ayşe is truly local.

She was born in Fethiye in 1976 and left to study Economics at Istanbul University.

Four years later she graduated and returned to Fethiye to work in the then newly opened Finansbank. In 2008 she became the Manager of the branch.

Ayşe is married with one 8-year-old son, and from personal experience we can recommend her bank’s friendly, excellent service – Ayşe and many of her staff speak very good English.

As a local she loves Fethiye because it is quiet compared to many other towns in Turkey, it has outstanding natural beauty and her family is on hand.