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Business & Money | Monday 16 April, 2018 2:37 pm |

Emirates NBD expands operations in KSA

Emirates NBD, a leading banking group in the region, has expanded operations in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA).The bank recently inaugurated its first branch in Jeddah and announced plans to soon open a branch in Khobar and a second branch in Riyadh, making KSA Emirates NBD’s largest branch network outside the UAE and Egypt.  


Leveraging the bank’s digital capabilities and strong franchise across KSA’s key trade markets, Emirates NBD KSA offers full-fledged services across retail, private, business and wholesale banking. It also offers corporate finance advisory, project and syndicated finance through Emirates NBD Capital KSA, the bank’s investment banking arm. 


“Our presence in KSA leverages the UAE’s strong economic, financial and commercial ties with the Kingdom,” said Hesham Abdulla Al Qassim,Vice-Chairman and Managing Director of Emirates NBD.“As Saudi rolls out its transformative Vision 2030 plan, we are delighted to deepen our relationship and continue to support Saudi individuals and businesses looking for a trusted banking partner.” 

KSA represents the largest economy in the GCC and the country’s economic diversification programme is expected to boost development and increase capital and trade flows across the region.Emirates NBD is the first non-Saudi bank to have a significant branch network across the Kingdom. The UAE-based bank also operates inEgypt, India, Singapore, and the United Kingdom with representative offices in China and Indonesia. 


Eng. Loai Hassan Abduljawad, Chief Executive Officer of Emirates NBDKSA, added“Our increased footprintwill enable us to forge stronger on-ground relationships with individual and corporates in KSA looking to invest and trade across the MENA region and beyond. We are committed to delivering value and contributing to the long-term development of the Kingdom’s economy.” 


He further added,“To cater to KSA’s digital-savvy population, the Jeddah branch has been designed in line with the bank’s philosophy of incorporating ‘high tech with high touch’,offering both self-service and assisted banking solutions, powered by digital technology. The branch will offer the full suite of Emirates NBD’s award-winning retail and corporate banking solutions and services, including financing support to SME clients, a key sector of the Saudi economy, as part of the nation-wide Kafala program.”

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