2017

Branchless Mortgages

Branchless Mortgages

Global Finance: What is Bidaya's business strategy? Mohamed Badat: Our business strategy involves leveraging innovation and digital infrastructure to directly reach customers in a secure, swift and seamless manner. Home finance and real estate has long been perceived as a ...

Proving Products

Proving Products

Global Finance: What are the unique features of the Al Nuwair Deposit Account? And what about the Eservice Gold Account? Fahad Khaled Al-Mukhaizeem: Al-Nuwair deposit is an innovative investment deposit that promises clients with expected profit rates based on the ...

Q&A with Al Baraka: Cracking Africa

Q&A with Al Baraka: Cracking Africa

Al Baraka Banking Group is expanding into new markets and seeking greater share in its home countries, says Adnan Ahmed Yousif, chairman and chief executive.

Middle East Banks Seek Growth Externally

Middle East Banks Seek Growth Externally

Middle Eastern banks are looking for merger and acquisition opportunities to help them bolster their balance sheets and expand into new product areas and markets. 

Middle East Drive To Diversify

Middle East Drive To Diversify

The need for economic diversification has never been greater, as governments around the Gulf look to shore up oil-depleted revenues and boost job prospects for their fast-growing populations.

2016

2015

Book Review: Heaven’s Bankers

Book Review: Heaven’s Bankers

The Islamic finance industry has grown significantly over the past 15 years, and Harris Irfan's book, Heaven’s Bankers: Inside the Hidden World of Islamic Finance gives a fine account of some the groundbreaking transactions that opened up the industry and made it more competitive.