KFH-Bahrain and SIO sign MoU to provide reduced rate finance to government employees
- Bahrain: Monday, February 11 - 2013 at 15:03
- PRESS RELEASE
A memorandum of understanding (MoU) was recently signed between Kuwait Finance House - Bahrain (KFHB) and the Social Insurance Organisation (SIO) to provide government employees with shari'a compliant financing facilities.
This initiative is based on the recommendations of the esteemed government of Bahrain to the Social Insurance Organisation (SIO) to introduce a lending system that complies with Islamic law, according to the consensus between legislative and executive power.
The MoU was signed by Mr. Zakariya Sultan Al- Abbasi, CEO of SIO, and Mr. Abdulhakeem Yaqoob Alkhayyat, Managing Director & CEO of KFHB, at the Headquarters of KFHB in the World Trade Center.
On this occasion, Mr. Zakariya Sultan expressed his appreciation in signing the MoU which will meet the needs of a large number of the participants and offer them a variety of financing facilities to suit their preferences. He also thanked KFHB for their efforts in providing finance that suit the employees' needs in both the civil and public sectors.
Mr. Abdulhakeem Alkhayyat expressed his appreciation of this initiative and the signing of the MoU.
Mr. Alkhayyat also said that the MoU is in-line with the Bank's strategy that aims to increase its client base by diversifying its services and providing innovative products that match the needs of the market. Employees will benefit from the signing of this MoU as they will receive lower rates on their Islamic finance from KFHB whereas SIO will be acting as the guarantor.
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