Private Banking

A handful of customers form new relationships with banks on a regular basis, so for growth in the banking industry to remain steady, existing customers must be a continual core focus

Saudi Hollandi Bank puts SMEs at the core of customer focus

A handful of customers form new relationships with banks on a regular basis, so for growth in the banking industry to remain steady, existing customers must be a continual core focus

The financial markets of any economy are critical to its overall development, and it is well documented that robust and efficient banking systems and stock markets are key drivers of growth. In this respect, Saudi Arabia’s economy is no different from a...

A scepticism towards traditional banking, combined with a chronic talent shortage, has laid the groundwork for an Asian family office market to flourish

Asia’s new millionaires make investments a family affair

A scepticism towards traditional banking, combined with a chronic talent shortage, has laid the groundwork for an Asian family office market to flourish

Last year fell in step with a tradition that dates back to 2012, as the Asia-Pacific market was again named the big-ticket destination for high-net-worth individuals (HNWI) – those with investable assets of at least $1m. According to the World Wealth Re...

The banking industry is fuelling Nigeria’s economic recovery, with firms such as Zenith Bank set to play a crucial role in the country’s future

Zenith Bank: Nigeria’s economy ‘healthier than ever before’

The banking industry is fuelling Nigeria’s economic recovery, with firms such as Zenith Bank set to play a crucial role in the country’s future

“Nigeria has thoroughly recovered from the credit crunch, leaving its economy much healthier than ever before”, says Peter Amangbo, Group Managing Director and CEO of Zenith Bank. While the country sustained impressive levels of growth over the last d...

The banking sector in Oman is starting to play a bigger role in the Middle East’s financial services market, with foreign investment bringing more business to the expanding industry

Oman’s banking sector flourishes thanks to increased FDI

The banking sector in Oman is starting to play a bigger role in the Middle East’s financial services market, with foreign investment bringing more business to the expanding industry

The National Bank of Oman (NBO) is the second largest bank in the Sultanate of Oman. Founded in 1973, the bank plays a vital role in the economic development of the Sultanate of Oman, and offers a broad range of services focused carefully around customer ...

Thanks to a series of new mega projects, Kuwait’s economy is set to soar; the wave of investment bringing with it more opportunities for local banks and international firms

KIB accelerates the growth of Kuwait’s banking sector

Thanks to a series of new mega projects, Kuwait’s economy is set to soar; the wave of investment bringing with it more opportunities for local banks and international firms

Lying at the tip of the Arabian Gulf, Kuwait is a member of the Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC), sitting on large proven oil reserves, and has an economy rivalling some of the world’s strongest, backed by years of accumulated bu...

Banking is becoming an increasingly competitive sector in the UAE. Mashreq has established itself as a leading bank in the region, but insists that it will not be resting on its laurels

Mashreq’s banking expertise makes it a leader in UAE financial market

Banking is becoming an increasingly competitive sector in the UAE. Mashreq has established itself as a leading bank in the region, but insists that it will not be resting on its laurels

These are exciting times for Mashreq, a leading bank in the UAE and one of the most successful in the Middle East. It has launched a new corporate identity that builds on its history of innovation and customer service and illustrates to the wider world ju...

Nigeria has one of the largest ultra-high-net-worth individual populations in Africa – a population that could help forge new frontiers of growth in the private banking sector

First Bank of Nigeria: country’s private banking sector is ripe with opportunity

Nigeria has one of the largest ultra-high-net-worth individual populations in Africa – a population that could help forge new frontiers of growth in the private banking sector

Private banking has long been an attractive segment in the financial services industry, both to potential clients and to those in charge of the management of financial service companies. Private bankers look to take advantage of the growth in assets under...

Thailand’s high-net-worth individuals are increasing, and so local banks are having to up their game in order to capitalise on new business opportunities

Kasikornbank: Thai wealth is on the increase

Thailand’s high-net-worth individuals are increasing, and so local banks are having to up their game in order to capitalise on new business opportunities

In 2013 there was an annual 9.3 percent increase in the Asia-Pacific region of high-net-worth individuals (HNWI) – those with assets of more than $1m – which is now second only to North America. This year high growth of the population in the region co...

Kuwait International Bank is helping foreign firms seize opportunities in Kuwait’s burgeoning Islamic banking market and beyond

KIB facilitates investment in Kuwait

Kuwait International Bank is helping foreign firms seize opportunities in Kuwait’s burgeoning Islamic banking market and beyond

The Kuwaiti banking sector represents a unique opportunity for the global banking industry. Flushed with liquidity, the industry enjoys both an above-average capitalisation and formidable support from a government that so often succeeds in posting a yearl...

Volatile market conditions in parts of Europe and beyond are posing challenges to Liechtenstein’s financial industry. The principality must adapt its focus to keep up with the changing demands

Liechtenstein fights back as market conditions threaten Europe

Volatile market conditions in parts of Europe and beyond are posing challenges to Liechtenstein’s financial industry. The principality must adapt its focus to keep up with the changing demands

European financial markets became more relaxed in 2013 and the European economy was able to stage a recovery in the second half of the year. Liechtenstein’s financial sector was one of the beneficiaries. However, the risks faced by the financial system ...

Leader in private banking, the Banca March business model is focused on helping family businesses with their financial needs, and business families with managing their assets

Banca March’s prudent approach sees it become Europe’s most solvent bank

Leader in private banking, the Banca March business model is focused on helping family businesses with their financial needs, and business families with managing their assets

Banca March, founded in 1926 in Spain’s Balearic Isles, is the only completely family-owned Spanish bank and the only one that specialises in asset management. It is also the most solvent bank in Europe (see Fig. 1) as shown by the stress tests carried ...

Investors could realise greater returns and risk management benefits by adopting a strategy that increases the share of their portfolio focused on international assets

Diversify to succeed: Bank of the West promotes international investment

Investors could realise greater returns and risk management benefits by adopting a strategy that increases the share of their portfolio focused on international assets

In a broad-based and growing global economy, investors often miss out on the opportunity to realise the advantages of global diversification within their portfolios. This is in part due to the perception that a domestic-focused approach provides less risk...

While Portugal has only recently been making economic progress, for Banco Carregosa, deciding to establish itself as a leading financial institution amid the country’s uncertainty has paid off

Banco Carregosa becomes one of Portugal’s most capitalised banks

While Portugal has only recently been making economic progress, for Banco Carregosa, deciding to establish itself as a leading financial institution amid the country’s uncertainty has paid off

Looking back to 2008, it now seems clear that there was a place in the industry for a small private bank, where clients would be treated with care and diligence, and where tradition, wealth protection and a client’s best interests would be paramount. Th...

Ahli Bank sees Islamic finance gain extraordinary momentum

Growing in popularity among both Muslim and non-Muslim customers, Islamic finance offers a more responsible alternative to traditional banking

The mistrust borne from the financial crisis has completely transformed the culture of banking. Where once irresponsible risk-taking reigned supreme, sustainability and ethics today play a far more important role than they have ever done before. As a ...

BMO helps high-net-worth families plan for the future

As the number of high-net-worth families increases across Canada, it’s clear that private banks have an important role to play

Across Canada and globally, the number of high-net-worth families continues to grow, and we are reaching new heights in 2014. Consider the following facts: two-thirds of affluent Canadians are self-made, and many of those are new Canadians; stock markets ...

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