Doha: Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB), Qatar’s leading Islamic bank, has been named “Islamic Bank of the Year” at the first Qatar Enterprise Agility Awards, organised by Entrepreneur magazine, a leading international and regional magazine that is considered the premier source for small businesses.
The award was presented by Qatar Chamber Vice Chairman, Muhammed bin Ahmed bin Towar Al Kuwari to Saeed Alkhayareen, QIB’s AGM — Corporate Banking Group at a ceremony held in Doha. During this year, QIB has been awarded the Islamic Bank of the Year by several international publications such as Euromoney and The Banker.
QIB, through its ‘Aamaly’ programme, is committed to servicing the SME sectors align with the bank’s vision to contribute to Qatar’s sustainable economic growth. Its policy reflects that of the government in carrying out Qatar’s National Vision 2030.
The growth in the bank’s SME financing is a direct result of this programme, launched at the beginning of last year. This programme identified economic sectors that fell under the SME category, and provided tailor-made banking services, as well as financial offers and incentives to the customers of this critical sector, which includes manufacturing, trade services, and contracting.
QIB already enjoyed a sizeable corporate and retail base and it also has a strong branch presence across the country to meet its customers’ growing requirements. Following the launch of Aamaly, QIB has witnessed positive results across the board on both the financial and service levels.
Originally published on www.zawya.com