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Sharjah Islamic Bank opens its newest branch at the Mall of the Emirates, Dubai
Sharjah, 10 August 2020: His Excellency Ahmed Saad, DCEO of Sharjah Islamic Bank (SIB), has opened the latest branch of SIB at Mall of the Emirates in Dubai. Strategically located in Al Barsha, the new branch is expected to provide extended opening hours catering for a larger selection of customers.
Nabil Abou Alwan, Head of Retail Banking Group at SIB attended the opening ceremony alongside Majed Shaaban, Director of the Branches Network at SIB, Mohamed Ibrahim Alghufili, Regional Manager at SIB, SIB’s Corporate Communications team, and leading representatives of the bank.
Better serve customers
His Excellency Ahmed Saad said: “The measures implemented by the bank, reflect our vision for the future of the Islamic banking sector, especially over the next decade. By objectively assessing the future needs of the banking sector, SIB has been able to invest in technical infrastructure and digital transformation, proving its effectiveness, durability, and ability to keep pace with current changes. Through efficiently and flexibly managing its business and banking networks, SIB has successfully increased its operating profits despite the present exceptional circumstances."
His Excellency added:” The bank remains committed to serving its loyal customer base. Through ongoing digital transformation and extending branch services to clients in various parts of the country, we will better assist our customers and provide them with access to a wide variety of banking products in accordance with the Islamic Shariaa”.
An advanced and dynamic banking experience
Head of SIB Retail Banking, Nabil Abou Alwan said: “The opening of the latest branch, aligns with SIB’s expansion goals to serve various segments of society by selecting the locations most convenient for our customers. By increasing the number of branches in strategic locations such as shopping centres, we are constantly rising to meet market demand.”
"Our branches enable us to interact and communicate with our customers directly. All branches have been designed to provide an advanced, dynamic and simple banking experience that meets the needs of a wide range of customers, and enhances the bank's contribution to the economic life of the country.” he further added.
The newest branch of Sharjah Islamic Bank will operate six days a week, Saturday to Thursday, from 9:00 am to 10:00 pm. Customers and merchants can avail of digital services twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week, through a range of electronic and smart channels and devices.
The branch in Mall of the Emirates will be SIB’s fifth branch in Dubai. Sharjah Islamic Bank also provides an integrated package of electronic services, which can be accessed on the bank’s official website www.SIB.ae and through Mobile Banking solution which supports online payment through Samsung Pay or Apple Pay. Dial 06-5999999 to avail these services.
The bank has undertaken several precautionary health & safety measures, including installation of a thermal detection system for employees and customers, along with a self-sterilization device in the main branch of the bank. All measures have been undertaken to align with the directives issued by the National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA).
Sharjah Islamic Bank continuously strives to provide all electronic services and facilities, which are designed to meet the requirements of the retail and corporate customers during the current period. The bank seeks to support the nation’s efforts to contain the Coronavirus under the slogan "Committed to you, homeland” and aligns with the UAE’s vision 2021, aimed at achieving a competitive technology advanced knowledge economy based on innovation, along with the bank’s strategy to keep pace with the latest global digital banking technologies.