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meem by GIB wins 2019 Global Banking & Finance awards for best Shariah Digital Bank, KSA and most Innovative Digital Banking initiative, Bahrain

meem, the retail banking arm of Gulf International Bank (GIB), has won two industry accolades from the Global Banking & Finance Awards® having been named Best Shariah Compliant Digital Bank KSA 2019 and Most Innovative Digital Banking Initiative Bahrain 2019.


The Awards, presented by Global Banking & Finance Review, were won in recognition for meem’s dedication and stand out performance in providing leadership and excellence in digital banking. meem was launched in Saudi Arabia in January 2015, making its mark as the first Shariah compliant digital bank in the region, and began its operations in the Kingdom of Bahrain in March 2018. meem’s outstanding performance and achievements were measured and scored according to the following factors:


•    Investment in technology
•    Innovative product offerings: OnePack, 
•    First digital bank in the KSA to offer a multi-currency card
•    24/7 customer support
•    Strategic Vision, strong risk management and leadership

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