Ahli United Bank
Native name
البنك الأهلي المتحد
IndustryBanking, Financial services
Headquarters,
Number of locations
147 Branches
Area served
Bahrain
Kuwait
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
Egypt
Iraq
Oman
Libya
Key people
Meshal AbdulAziz Alothman[1][2]
(Chairman)
Adel El-Labban[3]
(CEO)
ProductsFinancial Services
ServicesBanking
Increase USD 1,124.3 million (Q4 2018)
Increase USD 940.5 million (Q4 2018)
Total assetsIncrease USD 35.5 billion (Q4 2018)
Total equityIncrease USD 3.9 billion (Q4 2018)
Number of employees
3901[4]
Websitehttps://www.ahliunited.com
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Ahli United Bank (Arabic: البنك الأهلي المتحد‎) is a regional bank based in Bahrain.[5] Its head office is situated at Manama and is the largest bank in Bahrain.[6][7] It is present in 8 countries in the Middle East and United Kingdom. Ahli United bank's ordinary shares are listed on Bahrain Stock Exchange since August 2000[8] and the Kuwait Stock Exchange since June 2006.[9]

History

Ahli United Bank established in May 2000 following a merger between The United Bank of Kuwait and Al-Ahli Commercial Bank, and it is licensed by the Central Bank of Bahrain under a retail banking license. Following the merger, both entities became fully own subsidiaries of Ahli United Bank.

Operations

The AUB (Ahli United Bank) Group provides retail banking, corporate banking, treasury and investment services, private banking and wealth management services and Islamic banking products and services. Additionally, the Group also provides life insurance products in both conventional and Takaful schemes.

In 2016, Ahli United Bank started its operations in the UAE through Ahli United Bank Limited (AUBL) in DIFC, Dubai, under a category 1 license.[10]

In 2018, Ahli United Bank signed an agreement with Bahrain’s labor fund, Tamkeen, to provide a BHD 40 million portfolio for subsidized financing to eligible medium and large-sized enterprises in Bahrain.[11]

Major shareholders

Business divisions

The AUB Group operations consist of four core business divisions, all also offering Islamic finance products: Corporate Banking, Treasury and Investments, Retail Banking, Private Banking and Wealth Management.[13][14]

Islamic finance

Ahli United Bank provides Sharia-compliant banking services through the Islamic banking subsidiary, Ahli United Bank K.S.C.P., Ahli United Bank (UK) PLC. In April 2010, the Bank of Kuwait and the Middle East was converted to a fully Sharia-compliant Islamic banking institution, and its name was changed to Ahli United Bank K.S.C. After that, the Group launched Islamic banking services in the first quarter of 2013, through an associate in Oman, Ahli Bank S.A.O.G. The AUB Group launched its Islamic banking services formally under the name, Al-Hilal.[15][16][17]

Entities

Regional awards

See also

References

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  9. ^ "Ahli United Bank B.S.C. Profile". Boursa Kuwait. 26 June 2006. Archived from the original on 6 November 2020. Retrieved 22 September 2019.
  10. ^ "Ahli United Bank launches operations in DIFC". Gulf News. 23 March 2016. Retrieved 2 October 2019.
  11. ^ "Tamkeen and Ahli United Bank Sign a BD 40 Million Portfolio To Support Bahraini Businesses". Tamkeen. 13 March 2018. Retrieved 2 October 2019.
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  13. ^ "Ahli United Bank Al bawaba". Al Bawaba. 2019. Retrieved 7 September 2019.
  14. ^ "Fitch Affirms Bahrain's Ahli United Bank and Subsidiaries' IDRs; Downgrades AUB's VR". Reuters. 10 September 2019. Retrieved 7 September 2019.
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