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Governor Al Amir cuts the tape to officially inaugurate the new Warba Bank in Jahra
Warba Bank opens new branch in Jahra Bid to widen customer base

KUWAIT CITY, June 9: Aiming to cover as much ground as possible and widen its customer base, Warba Bank commissioned on Monday their biggest branch in Kuwait in the heart of the Jahra municipality. The new branch which was opened under the auspices of his Excellency Dr Abdulmohsen Al-Medaij — The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Commerce and Industry, is the seventh and latest of Warba Bank branches in Kuwait, in line with the bank’s expansion strategy of attracting and making banking facilities available to a larger segment of the population. The commissioning was led by the governor of Jahra Fahad AlAmir representing the deputy Prime Minister. Jassar Dakheel Al Jassar — Vice Chairman & CEO of Warba Bank as well as a number of other officials of the bank were also present.

Commenting on the launch, Al Jassar said Warba Bank’s expansion strategy is a testament to its commitment to enhancing its geographic and qualitative presence as a local leading institution in the Islamic banking sector. This, he added, is achievable through the adoption of the highest standards of efficiency to cater for the requirements of the banking sector in light of a modern vision that is compatible with the provisions of the Islamic Sharia as well as Warba Bank’s strategy. “The new branch marks its strategic location being at the center of Jahra’s most important commercial area — Marzouq Al Met’eb Street; the main street, which is easily accessible from anywhere within Jahra. It is evident that Jahra is a vibrant location that includes a large segment of Kuwait residents, hence, the branch is fully ready to provide them with our banking products and services”, he noted.

Concluding, Al Jassar further noted that “The opening of Jahra branch is a remarkable milestone in Warba Bank’s history as well as also a testament to the bank’s successful expansion strategy aimed at building a network of branches covering all governorates of Kuwait. Through Jahra branch, customers can get unique banking services including opening of various types of bank accounts, creating banking deposits, getting different types of globally accepted banking cards, like ATM cards, credit cards and Prepaid cards, in addition to the financing solutions reaching KD 70 thousand for construction financing and KD 15 thousand for consumer financing, as well as Qardh Hasan of up to KD 1,500, which is provided, free of profit, sub-charges and administrative charges, for Warba customers of Kuwaiti and GCC nationals upon transferring their salaries to Warba.”

Warba Bank is always seeking to bolster its position in the local market, geographically and service wise. It is keen on improving its banking products and services, attracting a larger segment of customers, enhancing the role and effectiveness of the Call Center by keeping its systems up to date and training its staff members in order to deal professionally with customers and provide them the best services possible; and seizing new growth opportunities in corporate and retail financing sectors. This will support the local economy and ensure the highest level of stability for customers while meeting their ambitions of having a balanced economic lifestyle that is compatible with Islamic principles.

For more information on services and products including balance enquiries, account opening application, salary transfer, credit cards, Qardh Hasan, Murabaha, and deposits offered by the Jahra branch please call 1825555. In addition, customers can subscribe to the free SMS service. Al Jassar expressed his sincere appreciation to his Excellency Dr Abdulmohsen Al-Medaij — The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Commerce and Industry, as well as the members of parliament and eminent figures from Jahra area for their participation in the opening ceremony. He also extended his thanks to the bank’s management and the entire staff for their dedication and efforts to elevate Warba bank to the level of the promising financial institutions renowned for their quality performance and unique banking services.

Warba Bank, an Islamic Bank established by virtue of an Amiri Decree, was officially registered in the Central Bank of Kuwait’s register of Islamic Banks on April 5th, 2010. The State of Kuwait, represented by Kuwait Investment Authority (KIA), owns 24% of the bank’s total shares, while the remaining 76% of shares, fully subscribed by the government, has been equally allocated to all Kuwaiti nationals. Warba Bank offers a range of customized Sharia compliant services and solutions which are available through the banks three divisions of Retail Banking Group, Corporate Banking Group, and Investment and Treasury Group. Branching out in 7 strategic locations, Warba Bank has over 250 employees.

By Iddris Seidu
Arab Times Staff

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