Top Largest Banks in Bahrain

The top largest banks of Bahrain are Awal Bank, Arab Banking Corporation, Ahli United Bank, among others.

Awal Bank is one of the largest banks in Bahrain, offering a comprehensive range of banking services to the Gulf and MENA region. It was registered in the Kingdom of Bahrain in 2004 under license as a wholesale bank from the Central Bank of Bahrain. By the end of 2007, the Bank has total assets of around $8,651.9 million, making it the fourth largest bank in the country. In 2007, Awal Bank was assigned foreign currency long and short term ratings of BBB+ and A2 respectively by Capital Intelligence.

Arab Banking Corporation (ABC) is an international Universal bank headquartered in Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain. It is listed on the Bahrain stock exchange and its major shareholders are the Central Bank of Libya and Kuwait Investment Authority.

ABC is a leader in Trade Finance, Treasury, Project and Structured Finance, Syndications, Corporate and Institutional Banking as well as Islamic Banking. The services provided by the ABC Group include: corporate banking, syndicated loans, trade finance services, project-related and bonding facilities, energy and acquisition financing, aircraft/asset-backed finance, treasury, spot & forward forex in major currencies, etc.

Ahli United Bank (AUB) is one of the largest banks in Bahrain. It has been awarded ‘Bank of the Year - Bahrain’ for 2010 by the influential magazine, The Banker. In addition, it has been selected as ‘Best Foreign Exchange Bank in the Middle East 2011’ by New York based Global Finance magazine.

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