SABB seminars focus on Islamic banking
Riyadh, December 31, 2012
The Saudi British Bank (SABB) recently held three seminars in Riyadh, Jeddah and Al Khobar on the opportunities and challenges facing Islamic banking.
The seminars also discussed the promising future of Islamic banking in light of how it differs from conventional banking, particularly in Saudi Arabia.
The seminars, titled "Corporate Islamic Banking Solutions", were organised by the Commercial Banking Services Department and were well-attended by a large group of SABB’s prominent corporate customers.
Mohammed Al Faris, senior manager of Islamic Banking for corporate customers at SABB, offered an overview of the latest financing solutions offered such as the “Cash Line” product, the first of its kind in the Saudi market which allows corporate customers to obtain liquidity with a high degree of flexibility.
The product is the Shariah compliant alternative to conventional “over -draft” product, Al Faris said.
Also, Shariah compliant trade solutions and treasury products were introduced and discussed with attendees. In addition, the seminars showcased a wide range of hedging solutions against foreign exchange and financing rate fluctuations.
Thamer Jan, general manager of Commercial Banking at SABB said: “Such seminars give us the opportunity to meet our valued customers and acquaint them with the latest news and Shariah-compliant solutions offered by SABB within an integrated system. Our top priority is to meet the client needs, and facilitate the best customer experience possible.” – TradeArabia News Service