Standard Chartered Bank partners with Bahrain India Society main focus on SME
- Bahrain: Tuesday, February 26 - 2013 at 12:46
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Standard Chartered Bank announced its partnership with the Bahrain India Society as its official 'Banking Partner'. The signing ceremony took place at the Society's main offices in the presence of Hassan A. Jarrar, Standard Chartered Bank CEO in Bahrain and Mohammed Dadabai, Chairman of Bahrain India Society.
Standard Chartered has a strong footprint in both Bahrain and India which can help facilitate SME financial transactions in India.
As part of the partnership, Standard Chartered Bank will be able to conduct training sessions and round table discussions on market and sector trends.
Commenting on the partnership, Hassan A Jarrar, CEO of Standard Chartered Bank - Bahrain said, "With a strong footprint in both Bahrain and India, we are well placed to support and facilitate trade and investment flows by helping large companies and government agencies trade with each other and invest, or helping SMEs to navigate the complexities of cross-border trade and expansion into new markets. The Indian community is an important pillar of the Bahraini economy - given that India is one of Bahrain's main import partners."
Mohammed Dadabai, Chairman of the Bahrain India Society commented, "We would like to express our appreciation to Standard Chartered Bank for being our 2013 Banking Partner and we are very pleased be associated with a leading international bank. The Bahrain India Society aims to help and provide support to its members who have strong business and cultural ties in both countries. We are confident the partnership with the Bank will help us realize our objectives throughout the year."
In addition to the various current account packages designed for SMEs, Standard Chartered Bank in Bahrain also offers the SME Finance Scheme (in collaboration with Tamkeen). Through this scheme, Tamkeen will offer the bank a 50% guarantee for the total financing amount as well as subsidise 50% of the profit payments due from the benefitting enterprises. The scheme offers Sharia-Compliant financing enterprises incorporated in Bahrain.
Standard Chartered Bank also offers a dedicated SME help desk to address any service related issues, dedicated Relationship Managers that provide solutions based on the customer needs and the ability for SMEs to leverage on its International experience Foreign Exchange and Trade transactions.
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