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al khaliji named ‘Best Bank in Productivity' at the New Age Banking Awards 2018

Doha, September 19, 2018 :  Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji) P.Q.S.C., Qatar’s next generation bank, in recognition of its relentless efforts over years to adapt to market challenges while introducing new products and services, has won the ‘Best Bank in Productivity’ Award at the New Age Banking Awards 2018. The award to al khaliji Commercial was presented in ceremony held at InterContinental Doha – The City West Bay on September 18, 2018. The New Age Banking Awards 2018 was supported by Qatar Central Bank (QCB) and Qatar Financial Centre Regulatory Authority (QFCRA).  On receiving the award, Ms. Rana Al Asaad, Head of Personal Banking al khaliji Bank, said: “We are honored to receive this prestigious award. It has always been our endeavor to reach that extra mile in satisfying our ......read more

OQIC subsidiary of Qatar Insurance Group wins Best Performing Company at AIWA awards

Doha, Sept 19, 2018:  Oman Qatar Insurance Company (OQIC), a subsidiary of Qatar Insurance Group and a premier insurer in Oman has been awarded the best performing company in Small Cap (below OMR 25 million) category in Oman. The prestigious award was announced by Alam al-Iktisaad Wal A’mal (AIWA) Award 2017, which is published by United Media Services, the leading Arabic business magazine in the Sultanate of Oman.   The criteria for the nomination of the award were based on various parameters such as business growth, performance, profits etc. for the year 2017. The ranking for the award was performed by Gulf Baader Capital Markets and the results of the listed companies (on Muscat Securities Market - MSM) were validated by KPMG.  Established in 2004, Oman Qatar Insurance Company (OQIC) currently has ten ......read more

Barwa Bank announces the September draw winners of its Thara'a savings account prize

Doha, Qatar,  September 16, 2018:   Barwa Bank, Qatar's most progressive Shari’ah compliant financial service provider, announced the names of the most recent round of draw winners for Thara’a, its Shari’ah compliant savings account, at the Bank’s headquarters.  As the draw results showed, Wasmiya Dalhem Al-Kuwari and Madhuri Jalan each won a cash prize of QR 10,000. Also, a cash prize worth QR 5,000 was awarded to the following bank clients:  Maher Almokhtar Rouhdu, Abdulla Turki Al-Subaey, Aysha Essa Al-Sulaiti, Abdulla Ali Al-Kuwari, Hamad Ali Al-Kaabi, Abdulla Mohammed Al-Hamadi, Aljori Yousef Al-Jaber, Obaidullah Muhammad, Zaid Said Hamto, Iqbal Abdul Bari, Bassel Zeini, Georges Nader, Mohammad Mustafa Wais, Faisal Ali Al-Anssari, Tameem Adel Al-Joof, Ghazi Yagoub ......read more

First Finance Company announces the opening of its new branch at “Mawater City”

Doha, Qatar, September 16, 2018:   First Finance Company (FFC), a subsidiary of Barwa Bank Group, is pleased to announce the opening of its new branch located at “Mawater City”, Area 1, opposite Aqua Park, Building number 5, the objective of this branch is to facilitate car purchases and easy access of finance for individuals. Aimed to be a one-stop-shop, this branch would assist ease to customers in buying and financing for cars.  Based on the premise of care, simplicity, and flexibility, it will help simplify procedures and offer flexible credit conditions. Instant approval would be offered to customers opting for the services. Apart from this, other associated advantages include zero down payment (for Qataris); installments up to 72 months (for Qataris); installments up to 48 months (for expats); up ......read more

QDB launch the second edition of Qatar Entrepreneurship Report

Doha, Qatar, 10 September 2018:   In line with the State’s interest in developing the role of the private sector and its contribution to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP), particularly the Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SME) sector, Qatar Development Bank (QDB) continues its efforts to develop this sector alongside other relevant entities. Among these efforts is understanding and acknowledging the evolution of entrepreneurship in Qatar to explore the challenges facing entrepreneurs, their characteristics, and their motivations to establish their businesses, as well as other factors that benefit policy makers.   In its continuous quest to support the growth of Qatari economy by way of enhancing SMEs’ performance, QDB takes immense pleasure in launching the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) report ......read more

Qatar Re ranked 27th amongst top 50 global reinsurers

Doha, September 10, 2018:  Qatar Re, a global multi-line reinsurer and a reinsurance subsidiary of Qatar Insurance Group has been ranked 27th amongst top fifty global reinsurers by international credit rating agency, A.M. Best. The new assigned ranking affirms Qatar Re’s very strong capital base and well diversified portfolio, which is coupled with global business diversification, serving global reinsurance markets.  Qatar Re’s new ranking was assigned on the basis of unaffiliated Gross Written Premium (GWP) in 2017. Besides having a strong track record of operational performance and robust underwriting, the reinsurer also wrote non-life reinsurance business worth QAR 1,626 million in 2017.  Licensed as a Class 4 reinsurer by the Bermuda Monetary Authority (BMA), Qatar Re is headquartered in Bermuda. ......read more

al khaliji wins ‘Al Dhameen Best Customer Satisfaction Award' for 2018

Doha, September 4, 2018:   Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji) P.Q.S.C., Qatar’s next generation bank, in recognition of its relentless support to local entrepreneurs and Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in the country, for the second consecutive time won “Al Dhameen Best Customer Satisfaction  Award” for 2018 by Qatar Development Bank (QDB).  al khaliji claimed the coveted title following its short-listing for the award, along with other high profile financial institutions, during a gala dinner ceremony that was recently held at Rotana City Center Hotel, in the presence of the Governor of Qatar Central Bank HE Sheikh Abdulla Bin Saoud Al-Thani, QDB Executive Director of Business Finance Mr. Khalid Abdulla Al Mana, Al Dhameen Manager Ms. Jawaher Humaid Al Noaimi and VIP ......read more

QDB hosts the Best Partner Bank Award for supporting SMEs through Al Dhameen Program

Doha, Qatar, 4 September 2018:   Qatar Development Bank (QDB) takes pride in announcing the “Best Partner Bank Award” for supporting small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) through Al Dhameen Program. These awards recognize the contributions of participating banks that have supported the development organization’s Al Dhameen indirect loan facility program. This is one of the most successful initiatives by QDB to assist SMEs of Qatar and offer them the much needed support to grow further in their endeavors. The ceremony was held yesterday at City Centre Rotana Doha Hotel. The awards ceremony was graced by HE Sheikh Abdullah bin Saud al-Thani, Governor of Qatar Central Bank (QCB) and chairman of Qatar Development Bank (QDB), as well as the executive leadership and top management of participating banks, in ......read more

QFBA launches the 6th Cohort of Kawader

DOHA, Qatar, 04 September 2018:   Following the overwhelming success of its previous Kawader runs and the graduation of the fifth cohort of ‘Kawader’ participants earlier this year, Qatar Finance and Business Academy (QFBA) in association with the Qatar Financial Center (QFC) Authority, launched the new cohort for its Kawader program which kicked off on September 2nd and is likely to conclude in December 2018. Kawader program includes Financial Services relevant training based on global standards, which come as a result of the financial industry efforts to invest in the next generation of leaders in the Qatari Financial Sector.    The program is designed to train fresh Qatari graduates and young Qatari professionals in the early stage of their career towards accredited certifications to ......read more

Merger Agreement between Barwa Bank and International Bank of Qatar (ibq)

Qatar, August 28, 2018:  Barwa Bank and International Bank of Qatar (ibq) have announced that they have signed a final agreement regarding the merger of the two banks to create a leading Sharia compliant financial institution with a solid financial position and robust liquidity to support Qatar’s economic growth and finance development initiatives in line with Qatar National Vision 2030.  According to this merger agreement, the two banks will work to complete the necessary steps to consummate the merger, obtain the required approvals from the regulatory authorities and obtain shareholders’ approvals before the end of 2018. The two entities will be consolidated and operate as one bank subsequent to their respective general assemblies and the adoption of their final financial results for the fiscal year ending in ......read more

Barwa Bank announces the August draw winners of its Thara'a savings account prize

Doha, Qatar, August 13, 2018:   Barwa Bank, Qatar's most progressive Shari’ah compliant financial service provider, announced the names of the most recent round of draw winners for Thara’a, its Shari’ah compliant savings account, at the Bank’s headquarters.  As the draw results showed, Khaola Saad Al-Tairey and Bashaer Ameer Al-Mulla each won a cash prize of QR 10,000. Also, a cash prize worth QR 5,000 was awarded to the following bank clients:  Noora Mohammed Al-Baker, Hamad Aqeel Al-Shammari, Babiker Ali, Iqbal Ahmed Abdul Bari, Hessa Ibrahim Al-Hammadi, Khulood Esmaeil Mahmoudi, Hamad Ali Al-Marri, Aida Maath Abid, Abdulqawi Awad Al-Yafei, Adel Alawi Al-Sanabani, Ali Al-Kubaisi, Fatma  Aly, Jamal Mohammed Al-Baker, Abdelaziz Soltan, Turki Mansour Al-Qahtani, Mohamad ......read more

Barwa Bank declares the winners of Mastercard Weekend Offer

Doha, Qatar, August 8, 2018:   Barwa Bank, Qatar’s most progressive Shari’ah compliant financial service provider, announced the final list of Mastercard Weekend offer winners, at the Bank’s headquarters. The winners were chosen based on the highest number of transactions during the weekends. The winners announced by Barwa Bank are: Mohamed Shawara, Mir Afroze Ali, Moeed Ahmed, Mohamed Janahi, Kamel Lafi, Ayesha Banu, Abdulla Jassim Al-Malki, Yousef Al-Jassim, Ateeq Khalid and Ali Al-Rumaihi. Each winner took home a travel voucher worth QAR 5,000. In addition to the prize, they earned loyalty points from Barwa Bank with every purchase using Mastercard. These points would be redeemable with Qatar Airways Privilege Club, Nojoom and other leading merchants across Qatar.   The offer was valid for ......read more

QIC Group reaffirms its commitment to CSR through partnership with Dreama

Doha, Qatar, 07 August, 2018:  As a progressive leader in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and socially responsible business practices, Qatar Insurance Group, the leading insurer in Qatar and the MENA region have collaborated with Dreama to provide sponsorship for quality housing refurbishment for orphans.  QIC Group has long focused on engaging in multiple CSR collaborations that make significant developments in the fields of human and social development. Evolving with the trends that underpin the changing CSR landscape in Qatar, QIC Group has been involved in various activities that contribute to the advancement of the society, including cultural, social and human values that create scalable impact.  Today CSR is considered an integral pillar for achieving sustainable development; not only in business, but ......read more

Burgan Bank's New In-house Learning & Development Center alongside Agreement with “Knowledge Club 2018” Pursues Excellence in Human Capital Development

Qatar, July 31, 2018:  Burgan Bank, one of the leading banks in talent and career development, announced its one-year sponsorship of leading knowledge transfer platform - Knowledge Club’s Season 2 workshops and seminars as part of its ongoing strategy to enhance its human capital capabilities through world-class training, strategic partnerships and supportive resources.  The agreement was signed with Vigor Events: the founder of the “Knowledge Club” and a first-class education and training provider in the Middle East and North Africa region.  The “Knowledge Club,” running for the 6th year, provides top companies and individual professionals an exceptional training and development experience. The comprehensive program will hold seminars, conferences, and experiential learning workshops ......read more

QIC Group reports Gross Written premiums of QAR 6.6 billion for the H1 2018

QIC reports 91% of the full year 2017 profits in H1 2018  Improved underwriting performance reflects portfolio shift to lower volatility business Doha, 25 July 2018 -   Qatar Insurance Company (QIC), the leading insurer in Qatar and the Middle East North African (MENA) region, announced its financial results approved by the board for the first half of 2018.  In H1 2018 QIC Group recorded growth in Gross Written Premium (GWP) of 5% to QAR 6.6 billion. This performance reflects the steady and systematic expansion of QIC Group’s international operations, which has further expanded in select low volatility classes. The MENA markets continued to generate stable premiums and underwriting profitability, weathering unabated geopolitical headwinds. Against this backdrop, the Group reported profits to the tune ......read more

Barwa Bank announces the grand prize winner (QAR 1 million) of Thara'a savings account

Doha, Qatar – July 22, 2018 –   Barwa Bank, Qatar's most progressive Shari’ah compliant financial service provider, has announced Mr. Abdulrahman Saad Al-Kuwari as the winner of its QAR 1 million Thara’a grand prize. The draw was conducted under the supervision of a representative of the qualitative license and market control department at the Ministry of Economy and Commerce. Thara’a offers account holders the chance to benefit from cash rewards up to 1,000,000 Qatari riyals, a first for Islamic banks in Qatar. Based on several criteria, Thara’a account holders are eligible for a number of periodic draws for cash prizes. Totalling 3,300,000 Qatari riyals, Thara’a cash rewards are distributed on both a monthly and biannual basis to customers holding a minimum balance of 10,000 ......read more

Al Khaliji Reports H1, 2018 Net Profit of Qar 335 Million - 5% Growth Year on Year

Net profit of QAR 335 million, an increase of 5% year on year Increased Operating Income to QAR 617 million Operating expenses were QAR 166 million, 3% lower compared to H1, 2017 Deposit growth of 3% to QAR 33 billion Doha, July 19, 2018:   Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji) P.Q.S.C., announced its financial results for the first six months of 2018, reporting a Net Profit of QAR 335 million. This was driven by growing operating income, effective cost management leading to lower operating expenses.   His Excellency Sheikh Hamad Bin Faisal Bin Thani Al Thani, Chairman and Managing Director stated:   al khaliji continues to achieve robust profit due to the added momentum of our Qatar-centric medium term strategy. Our prudent risk management practices coupled with strong capital position have ......read more

Barwa Bank announces the 4th draw winners of Salary Transfer campaign

Doha, Qatar, July 18, 2018:   Barwa Bank, Qatar’s most progressive Shari’ah compliant financial service provider, announced the names of the fourth draw winners of Salary Transfer promotional campaign, at the Bank’s headquarters.  The draw was held on July 5th, 2018 and five winners took home a QAR 20,000 cash price each: Nasr Merghani Mohamed, Mohamed Hedi Karmous, Juma Hamed Alsaadi, Khalifa Hamad AL- Subaey and Ahmed Isam Ahmed. The draw was conducted under the supervision of a representative of the qualitative license and market control department at the Ministry of Economy and Commerce.  Barwa Bank had launched its Salary Transfer promotional campaign offering customers a chance to win cash and other rewards that sum up to QAR 1 million. Customers opening new salary accounts ......read more

QDB organizes a workshop on national strategy for business incubators and business accelerators with the participation of 23 government and semi-governmental entities

As part of supporting small and medium enterprises Doha, Qatar, 17, July 2018:  Qatar Development Bank (QDB) organized a workshop on national strategy for business incubators and business accelerators, which was attended by representatives from concerned authorities responsible for entrepreneurship and development of small and medium enterprises in Qatar. During the workshop, the main challenges facing Qatari entrepreneurs were discussed, furthermore, appropriate solutions were developed and opportunities to support emerging projects by establishing a foothold in local, regional and global markets were explored. This strategy is the first of its kind in Qatar and in the Arab countries. It aims at nurturing business startup companies which help develop the business sector and young established companies who have ......read more

Barwa Bank awarded for its “Excellence in Diversified Islamic Services and Products in Qatar”

By the World Union for Arab Bankers Doha, Qatar – 12, July 2018 –   Barwa bank, Qatar's most progressive Shari’ah compliant service provider, has been awarded for its ‘Excellence in Diversified Islamic Services and Products in Qatar’ at ‘The Arab Banks Awards & Commendations of Excellence 2018’, which was recently organized by the World Union for Arab Bankers (WUAB) in Beirut, a grand ceremony attended by an elite group of regional financial and banking leaders, industry experts and VIP guests. Commenting on winning, Barwa Bank stated:  “Being recognized by an important regional institution, such as the World Union of Arab Bankers, proves Barwa Bank’s commitment to providing a diverse range of the latest Sharia’h-compliant products within the best ......read more

QNB Group: Financial Results for the Six Months Ended 30 June 2018

Doha, Qatar, 11 July 2018, (AETOSWire): QNB Group, the largest financial institution in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region, announced its results for the six months period ended 30 June 2018.  For the first half of 2018, Net Profit reached QAR7.1 billion (USD1.9 billion), up by 7% compared to last year. Total assets increased by 10% from June 2017 to reach QAR846 billion (USD232 billion), the highest ever achieved by the Group. The key driver of total assets growth was from loans and advances which grew by 9% to reach QAR604 billion (USD166 billion). This was mainly funded by customer deposits which increased by 9% to reach QAR614 billion (USD169 billion) from June 2017. This helped to maintain QNB Group’s loans to deposits ratio at 98.4% as at 30 June 2018.  The Group’s drive for operational ......read more

al khaliji wins the ‘Best Commercial Bank in Qatar' award at the Arab Banks Awards 2018

Doha, Qatar – July 9, 2018 :   Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji) P.Q.S.C., Qatar’s next generation bank, has been named as the ‘The Best Commercial Bank in Qatar’ at the 2018 Arab Banks Awards & Commendations of Excellence, organized by the World Union of Arab Bankers (WUAB) and hosted by The Banking Executive magazine.  Al khaliji’s win – which took place during a Gala Dinner ceremony recently held in Beirut in the presence of a host of elite Bankers and International figures – is a recognition of the highest standards of innovation, performance and exceptional service quality of al khaliji. WUAB is a prominent non-profit Arab Forum that serves as an ideal platform for communication, networking, and information sharing, gathering under its umbrella today the ......read more

SMEs set for growing role as Qatar looks towards private sector diversification

Qatar, July 08, 2018:  Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) could be set for a much more prominent role in Qatar, with the government stepping up efforts to collaborate with local companies as part of broader diversification plans.  Local SMEs were presented with a series of potential business opportunities at the third annual Government Procurement and Contracting Conference & Exhibition (Moushtarayat), held in Doha from April 23-25. Coordinated by the Public Works Authority, Ministry of Finance and Qatar Development Bank (QDB), the event brought together small companies, large firms and government agencies, allowing the public and private sectors to interact while also providing a platform for state entities to showcase projects open for tender or direct assignment.  Moushtarayat 2018 saw more than 2000 ......read more

Qatar Moving to Promote Private Sector Development and Economic Diversification

Private-sector growth and the development of new sectors will be the focus of Oxford Business Group’s upcoming publication, ‘The Report: Qatar 2019’. Doha, June 11, 2018:   Private-sector growth and new government initiatives to support long-term economic diversification and sustainability will be the focus of the global research, publishing and consultancy firm Oxford Business Group’s upcoming economic report on the country, ‘The Report: Qatar 2019’.  New developments in Qatar’s economy, including measures to support non-hydrocarbon growth and priority industries including agriculture, manufacturing and defence, will be explored in OBG’s economic analysis. ‘The Report: Qatar 2019’ will provide in-depth coverage of the country’s diversification ......read more

Barwa Bank announces the 3rd draw winners of Salary Transfer campaign

Doha, Qatar – June 09, 2018:   Barwa Bank, Qatar’s most progressive Shari’ah compliant financial service provider, announced the names of the third draw winners of Salary Transfer promotional campaign, at the Bank’s headquarters. The draw was held on June 5th, 2018 and five winners took home a QAR 20,000 cash price each: Mohammed Abdullah Hashem, Mohammed Abdulaziz Farooq, Jaber Rashid AL-Sennari, Dolsicima Ucag Biason and Krishna Chandran Nair. The draw was conducted under the supervision of a representative of the qualitative license and market control department at the Ministry of Economy and Commerce.  Barwa Bank had launched its Salary Transfer promotional campaign offering customers a chance to win cash and other rewards that sum up to QAR 1 million. Customers opening new salary ......read more

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Doha, 5 June 2018:   Qatar Development Bank (QDB), through its export development agency 'Tasdeer', participated in NPE2018, the world’s largest and most prominent plastics trade show and conference in the Western Hemisphere. NPE2018 took place from May 7th till May 11th in Orlando Florida, USA, and saw participation from 11 Qatari companies in the plastic industry as part ......read more

Barwa Bank launches its Corporate ATM…

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Barwa Bank announces the winners of its VISA Credit Cards FIFA World Cup offer 2018…

Doha, Qatar – May 30, 2018:  Barwa Bank, Qatar's most progressive Shari’ah compliant financial service provider, has announced the names of two customers who have won a trip to the 2018 FIFA World Cup in Russia.  Barwa Bank joined hands with Visa, the worldwide partner of the 2018 FIFA World Cup Russia™, for the promotional offer that was offered to both ......read more

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Barwa Bank launches Mastercard Weekend Offer…

Doha, Qatar –May 21, 2018:   Barwa Bank, Qatar’s most progressive Shari’ah compliant financial service provider, launches MasterCard Weekend offer for its existing Barwa Bank Mastercard holders.  During the holy month of Ramadan, Barwa Bank offers its customers a chance to win exciting rewards when they make transactions using their MasterCard credit card ......read more

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First Finance Company receives ISO 9001:2015 certification…

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Qatar Development Bank Launches “QDB Investment Forum”…

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QDB Awards Best Entrepreneurial Ideas at Al-Fikra National Business Competition 2018 Final Ceremony…

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