Doha Bank wins Accolades at Banker Middle East Product Awards

In recognition of improvement in products and Services Doha Bank was identified as the provider of the best products and services available in Banking and Finance in the following categories in the Middle East by “Banker Middle East“. Doha Bank won 5 awards namely “Best SME Customer Service Award, Best SME Card, Best Trade Finance Offering, Best Corporate Account and Best Home Finance Account “at the Banker Middle East Product Awards programme. CPI Financial is the publisher of “ Banker Middle East Magazine.Dr. R. Seetharaman, Doha Bank CEO along with respective departmental heads jointly received the awards on 18th January 2015 from Mr. Robin Amlot, Managing Editor of CPI Financial at a function held at Doha Bank Tower, Doha, Qatar.

Dr. R. Seetharaman said “The Bank has been completely transformed into a dynamic entity with strong values and customer-centric approach. The bank is driven by innovative customer focused services. These awards will further bolster our resolve to build on the goodwill of our peers and our customers and set the highest benchmarks in the industry. Time and again, Doha bank has proven to outperform in various geographies, across customer segments and under stringent market challenges. ”

Doha Bank is in the forefront of corporate relationship and also has global presence through its international branches in UAE and Kuwait and through representative offices in Canada, Germany, UK, Turkey, Singapore, Hong Kong, Australia, China, Japan, South Korea and Sharjah (UAE). Doha Bank is a strong believer in single window approach for corporate relationship through dedicated relationships mangers that excels them to provide best service to corporate customers.

Tailored to suit the needs of Qatar’s dynamic population, the housing loan product by Doha Bank is pledge to offer the most competitive interest rate which did really entice people during the course of the recent years to take a purchase decision just at the opportune time. The housing loan scheme by Doha bank is quite exciting which are well suited for the discerning individuals and families among Qatar’s local and predominantly expatriate population.

Doha Bank was the first bank to identify the potential of SMEs in Qatar and hence we are the first movers in the market to introduce a dedicated SME Banking unit to design and introduce products aimed specifically to cater to the unique requirements of SMEs. Our SME team has been able to service more than 800 customers with credit facilities in excess of QR 1 Bn in Qatar which speak volumes about our excellent customer service. We have a team of trained people who act as advisors cum solutions managers to SMEs and help them overcome hurdles and achieve their goals with ease. We firmly believe that today’s SMEs are the large corporates of tomorrow and we already have a few success stories to speak about.

Doha Bank SME unit was the pioneer to introduce a plastic card which suited the needs of the SMEs perfectly. We identified the inherent requirement of the market which enabled SMEs to use it across a broad spectrum such as purchasing raw materials, paying for goods and services availed, making online purchases from the comfort of their office and also using it for the various immigration services. This saves them the hassle of carrying cash at all places. In addition, card holders make use of the various VISA offerings which are on from time to time enabling these businesses to drive substantial savings and convenience.

Doha Bank is one of the leading providers of trade finance services, operating in local, Middle East and international markets with a thorough understanding of local languages as well as major international languages, local market expertise, global presence and advanced technology to support clients’ trade finance requirements while ensuring the soundness off all component banks within the corresponding banking network.

The Banker Middle East Product Awards allow industry participants to recognise banking products and services that are either exceptionally innovative or have generated excellent financial results and/or transference of market share. Banker Middle East Magazine focus exclusively on the MENA financial sector, providing accurate reporting, in-depth analysis and unbiased editorial.