Posted on April 24, 2017

Commercial Bank, Qatar’s first private bank, is proud to announce it has won two prestigious awards at The Asian Banker’s International Excellence in Retail Financial Services 2017 Awards Ceremony held in Dubai.

Commercial Bank was firstly awarded the “Best Retail Bank in Qatar,” in recognition of its strong personalized approach to banking, with high levels of customer service and innovation. The second award of the evening, adding to similar national awards in 2015 and 2016, saw Commercial Bank named “SME Bank of the Year in the Middle East”. This was in support of their specialized banking services for Small and Medium Enterprise Business customers. The Asian Banker is an authoritative provider of strategic business intelligence to the financial services community and Commercial Bank underwent a stringent evaluation for both awards, judged by an international board of advisors and referees.

In respect of the “SME Bank of the Year in the Middle East” award, Commercial Bank CEO Mr. Joseph Abraham said: “Commercial Bank recognises the vital role that SMEs play by creating employment and wealth as part of a healthy and diversified Qatari private sector in line with the National Vision 2030. Commercial Bank’s capability for bringing world-class banking products to the local market has always played an integral role in supporting the prosperity of the Qatari economy; we continue to garner numerous prestigious awards, reflecting the strength of our dedicated SME banking department: Enterprise Banking that meets the specific needs of our small and medium enterprise business customers.”

In respect of the “Best Retail Bank in Qatar” award, Commercial Bank EGM, Retail & Consumer Banking Amit Sah said: “This award is testament to Commercial Bank’s strategic goal of being the ‘Qatari Bank of Choice’ by providing the best relationship management and client experience for our customers. Together with digital and technological advancements, we are proud to retain our heritage of bringing ‘market leading firsts’ in innovation to Qatar and to ensure we keep our customers at the centre of our retail banking services.”