The event is one of the many ways QDB provide support to the SME sector through offering lowrisk purchasing opportunities, linking SMEs with major stakeholders and promoting competitive business environment, he added.
Al Khaliji, Qatar's sixth-largest lender by assets, was also looking at issuing a dollar-denominated bond under its regular debt issuance programme to assist with its funding needs, having increased the size of the programme last year.
It includes awards in the categories of 'Best Premium Banking Service', 'Best Corporate Account', 'Best Current Account' and 'Best Call Center.'
In statements to the Muscat Securities Market, Bank Sohar and Bank Dhofar separately advised that consultants appointed for legal and financial due diligence on the proposed merger of the two Omani banks had commenced work.
According to Brand Finance, NBK’s Brand value reached $1.39 billion, up 33 percent year-on-year. Also, NBK’s brand rating is ranked AA, among the top in the region.
The awards were received by Dr. R. Seetharaman, CEO of Doha Bank and Senior Management from the Retail Banking, Treasury Investment and Technology departments at a ceremony held in Doha last week.