Doha, 25 April, 2016 – QNB, a leading financial institution in the Middle East and Africa, has received two prestigious awards: “Best Business Model Execution in the Middle East” and “Best Network Integration in the Middle East” from the Asian Banker Magazine. The prestigious awards were received during The Asian Banker’s Middle East & Africa Regional Awards Dinner & Ceremony, held recently in Dubai.
The awards ceremony was held in conjunction with The Middle East & Africa Heads of Retail Annual Dialogue, which is, in turn, held in conjunction with the Middle East & Africa International Banking Convention. The dialogue and convention are considered important financial events 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.
Seamless services across a growing international network
QNB’s winning of the awards is a true testament to the excellence of the Group’s services and business model across its international network, 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.
QNB always strives to provide smooth, seamless international banking operations to all its clients worldwide by providing them with full support wherever they are. This is accomplished through the constant improvement of products and services, the achievement of harmonious integration across all its branches and representative offices worldwide, and by offering top of the line e-banking services to fulfill all their needs and requirements and allow them to carry out their banking operations on the go anywhere in the world.
A truly global premium banking service
There is no better example of QNB’s truly international banking services than its QNB First premium banking service and its Global Recognition programme.
The programme, which is built on a deep understanding and commitment to the enduring value of a relationship based on trust, provides its members with a direct line to all of the resources and capabilities of a truly global bank — in ways that are more in keeping with an exclusive boutique concept.
The bank’s rigorously trained Customer Relationship Managers build personal relationships with QNB First members, tapping the bank's vast network of specialists and carefully selected partners to craft solutions individually tailored to their needs.
The programme offers its members a host of concierge services, travel perks, and emergency services as part of the enhanced customer experience that truly make QNB First members Global Travelers, Global Investors, and Global Citizens.
A constantly developing and improving award winning bank
QNB Group constantly strives to improve the quality of its offering and the efficiency of its operations by always keeping up with the latest developments and adapting to changes in local and international markets.
The Group has won many awards from various international publications and authorities in recognition of the excellence of its services and operations, including QNB’s Human Capital Division recent being awarded the ISO 9001:2008 standard from the British Standards Institution, BSI, in recognition of its Quality Management System.
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 15,300 operating through more than 640 locations, with an ATM network of more than 1,400 machines.