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Gulf International Bank Wins Eight Awards At The 2019 Global Finance Magazine Awards

Gulf International Bank (GIB) has been honoured with eight awards for its ongoing leadership in digital banking at Global Finance’s ‘Digital Banks and Innovators Awards Dinner 2019’ held at the Ritz-Carlton, Dubai International Financial Centre.


GIB’s shariah compliant digital retail bank, meem, scooped six awards and its Global Transaction Banking (GTB) business won two others:


meem by GIB

World’s Best Islamic Digital Banks 2019 – Bahrain Country Winner


World’s Best Consumer Digital Banks Middle East 2019, Bahrain Country Winner for:

  • Best Consumer Digital Bank
  • Best in Mobile Banking
  • Best Mobile Banking App
  • Best in Social Media Marketing and Services
  • Most Innovative


GIB Global Transaction Banking

World’s Best Corporate/Institutional Digital Bank Middle East 2019 for

  • Best Online Cash Management (Bahrain)
  • Best Opening Banking API (Bahrain)


The awards were accepted on behalf of GIB by its  Group Head of Wholesale Banking, Khaled Abbas, Chief Digital Officer, Andreas Skopal, and GIB’s Head of Global Transaction Banking, Gurumurthy Palani.


meem by GIB is the digital retail arm of Gulf International Bank and was the first Shariah compliant digital retail banking service in the region established in 2015.


GIB Global Transaction Services offers treasury management and trade solutions including cash management, payments, receivables, channel services, working capital solutions, trade finance services with a complete range of digital enabled platforms and tools for corporates and the public sector in the GCC.


Gulf International Bank B.S.C. Licensed by the Central Bank of Bahrain as a local Conventional Wholesale Bank and as a Conventional Retail Bank (branch) C.R. 4660