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Middle East banks to get richer

Banks in the Middle East seize opportunities for global expansion Bank M&A transactions set to outpace GDP growth in emerging markets World trade flows, increased gross...

Retail loans expected to lift earnings for UAE banks

Commenting on the Retail loans expected to lift earnings for UAE banks, Clint Dempsey who is is a Principal Associate in the Banking and...

GCC banks report marginal growth in profitability, with UAE leading

Net profits of GCC banks under our coverage increased 1.3% YoY to USD4.4bn in 3Q13. On a YoY basis, net profits of banks the...

UAE Central Bank kicks off Direct Debit System

Further to the earlier communication in April 2013, the Central Bank of UAE announced that the registration of the Banks & Finance companies into...

Dubai banking on support towards a stronger recovery

The increased domestic banking sector support to Dubai Inc has brought exposure to the public sector as percent of capital to the highest level...

UAE Central Bank to introduce the Direct Debit System

The Central Bank of UAE has announced the introduction of the ‘Direct Debit System' in the UAE with effect from 15th June 2013, according...

UAE Central Bank announced mortgage-loans limits

The Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates last week approved the decision to increase the recently proposed mortgage-loans limits. Initially, the proposed mortgage...

Middle East banking industry registered 6.9% increase in 2012, says study

According to a new study by The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), the banking industry in the Middle East settled at single digit revenue growth...

What Changed in Swiss Gold Banking?

What the Swiss banks' move away from unallocated accounts says about gold, and about banking... IMAGINE you could sell someone something, but keep ownership of...

Banking sector- the most targeted for cybercrime in UAE

Cyber-attacks have mostly targeted the banking sector, including the ATM and Internet banking applications, in the UAE, a report published in the January issue...

UAE looks forward to direct debiting

According to sources from within the banking industry, a new federal direct debiting system has been introduced by the UAE Central Bank. Last week,...

FGB Launches First Gulf Bank Business School

New institution targeted at staff of FGB and subsidiaries to promote Emiratisation in banking sector Under the patronage of its Chairman HH Sheikh Tahnoon...

Financial systems across the world are stalling

World Economic Forum Financial Development Report 2012 shows that financial systems across the world are stalling Hong Kong tops the Financial Development Index; top six...

How Banks Can Improve Their Social Media Presence

Every week there are new studies that try to analyze the tendencies in social media. Recently, one such study found that the banking industry...

UAE Credit Cards immune to Low Interest Rates

Interest rates are the lowest they have been in decades. But there is a little indication the customers of U.A.E. banks are benefiting. This...

Savings account for children unveiled in Dubai

Shaatir Children’s Savings account will help young people reach their financial goals DIB’s first account specifically for children Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB) today unveiled its first...

UAE Central Bank to launch discount window for banks

The United Arab Emirates central bank aims to develop its monetary policy framework by launching a discount window to enable banks to borrow intra-day...

UAE community’s personal banking and lifestyle habits

Positive feelings towards personal banking over the internet; overwhelming majority keep their personal finances up-to date-and ladies taking the lead in controlling the purse...