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History

Taking a Brighter path

BBK, formerly known as The Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait B.S.C, was established on 16th March 1971 in accordance with the Amiri decree and started operations a year later. BBK has been the pioneer in Commercial Banking for 41 years in the Kingdom of Bahrain.

In 1972, we began operations with a capital of BD 1 million (US$ 2.5 million). Today, it has grown to become one of the largest commercial banks in the Kingdom of Bahrain, with a capital base of BD. 303.9 million (US$ 806 million)

We have succeeded in building a name and reputation, respected locally as well as internationally. We have a strong local presence with a nationwide network of Financial Malls, branches and ATMs. In addition to domestic branches, we have operations in the State of Kuwait, the Republic of India and through a representative office of Dubai, United Arab Emirates. As a market leader, in 2006 we conceived the revolutionary 'Financial Mall' concept, housing partners such as CrediMax credit cards, telecommunication service, travel and insurance needs under one roof. The Financial Malls provide customer-convenient services, personal financial advisors and queue-beating automated systems. The concept is a giant step forward and replaces conventional time-consuming banking processes offering the brighter experience.

We take pride in being able to provide a full range of lending, deposit, treasury and investment services to various sectors of the domestic and regional as well as international markets, using state-of-the-art technology. We play a major role in financing infrastructural and industrial projects creating products and services that cater to the needs of individuals, investors, businesses, corporations and the government.

Anticipating an increased interest in online banking, we introduced comprehensive eBanking solutions and provided new generation services through our user friendly website, which won various awards.

Over the past few years, we have established a number of subsidiaries in the areas of financial services, Islamic investment and mortgage, and credit card to widen our customer offering.
 
High standards in Corporate Governance have been fundamental in maintaining BBK’s leading position within the local and regional banking sector and the community. Continuous review and adherence to strong corporate governance practices helped enhance compliance levels according to international standards and in line with the policies of regulatory authorities and statutory requirements in the Kingdom of Bahrain and other countries where BBK operates.

Helping to create a Brighter world

We appreciate our people are our number one assets. So we provide them with an environment and training that brings the best out of them and subsequently delivers the finest possible service to our customers.
Equally, we devote much of our time and resources to improving the lives of our communities through initiatives, donations and sponsorships.

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