Private Banking

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 ...

Being oil-rich may fuel a growing economy, but building a steady financial market is crucial if countries like Azerbaijan are to realise their full potential

PASHA Bank provides investors with a gateway to Azerbaijan

Being oil-rich may fuel a growing economy, but building a steady financial market is crucial if countries like Azerbaijan are to realise their full potential

For many countries that were formerly part of the Soviet Union, it has been hard to establish themselves as independent, modern economies with such a dominant and overbearing former ruler. While some struggle to forge their own way towards economic prospe...

How to get what you need from your investments

Investment risk is poorly understood. It requires consideration, research and an understanding of what you want

We live in a risky world. Those risks loom even larger for the sizeable population of baby boomers reaching retirement age in an environment of low interest rates and uncertain financial markets. Managing risk lies not in the realm of the theoretical, but...

SGBL enhances regional presence to become flagship Lebanese bank

SGBL’s financial services are divided between private, retail and corporate banking, allowing it to provide tailormade solutions to a broad range of potential customers

Banking is Lebanon’s most renowned service sector and a pillar of its economy. The sector has weathered major domestic, regional and international crises over the past two decades, particularly the global financial crisis of 2008. Société Général...

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