Doha, 17 March, 2016 – QNB, a leading financial institution in the Middle East and Africa, has been recognized as the “Best Retail Bank in Qatar” by the Asian Banker Magazine. The prestigious award was received during The Asian Banker’s International Excellence in Retail Financial Services Awards 2016 ceremony, held recently in Hong Kong.
The awards ceremony was held in conjunction with The 15th Annual Excellence in Retail Financial Services Convention. The convention is considered an important financial event in the global retail banking agenda, where regional and global elite retail bankers can come together and enjoy unprecedented networking opportunities.
According to The Asian Banker, QNB received the highly competitive award after successfully undergoing all the stringent valuation for the International Excellence in Retail Financial Services Programme.
The award is a true testament to the excellence of QNB’s retail services, given that the programme is considered the most prestigious, comprehensive and anticipated Awards Programme that recognises excellence amongst the world’s leading retail financial institutions as well as the undisputed performance benchmark of the best retail banks in an increasingly fierce marketplace.
As a leading provider of strategic intelligence on the financial services industry, The Asian Banker facilitates awards programs known for their rigor, impartiality and transparency. QNB is a previous recipient of these distinguished awards, gaining such recognitions as “Best Transaction Bank in the Middle East & Africa”, “Best Direct Bank”, “Best Cash Management Bank in Qatar”, and “Best Trade Finance Bank in Qatar”.
QNB Group’s presence through its subsidiaries and associate companies extends to more than 27 countries across three continents providing a comprehensive range of advanced products and services. The total number of employees is more than 15,200 operating through more than 635 locations, with an ATM network of more than 1,390 machines.