Barwa Bank Wins Four Awards at International Finance Magazine Awards 2013

Doha, Sunday 22nd December 2013–Barwa Bank, Qatar's fastest growing Shari’ah compliant banking service provider, has been named as winner of the International Finance Magazine Awards 2013, for “Best Islamic Bank”, “Fastest Growing Bank”, “Best Financial Website Design”, “Best Sukuk Arranger” in Qatar.

The prestigious awards ceremony was held on Wednesday 18 December in Dubai. Attending on behalf of Bawa Bank was Keith Bradley, Group Chief Operating Officer &GM International and Bashar Jallad, Group Treasurer &Chief Investment Officer.

Mr. Bradleycommented that, “We are very proud to have won four awards from International Finance Magazine and are especially pleased to be nominated as winner of this year’s “Best Financial Website Designin Qatar”. Internet banking is an area where we continue to invest heavily as part of our commitment to continuous improvement in the customer experience, offering the ability to conduct banking transactions anywhere, anytime."

This is the third time this year that Barwa Bank has been recognised as the “Fastest Growing Bank in Qatar” and was pleased to win “Best Islamic Bank”.Both awards are testament to the bank’s strategy of providing a new Shari’ah compliant experience - innovative products and first class service, while at the same time aligned with its customers’ ethical beliefs.

“Best Sukuk Manager Qatar” acknowledged Barwa Bank’s successful positioning as akey player in theIslamic Capital Marketswith a succession of high profile arranger positions since 2012.  Islamic Capital Markets are experiencing rapid growth globally and an important growth area for Barwa Bank.