Bank of Bahrain and Kuwait (BBK) is a leading financial group, headquartered in the Kingdom of Bahrain with an international presence in Kuwait, India, the UAE, and Turkey. For the last 50 years, we have pioneered financial products and services in the region, launching a number of market 'firsts' to enhance our customers' experience.
Listed on the Bahrain Bourse, our shareholders include the general public, the Bahrain Social Insurance Organisation (32.97%), Ithmaar Holding (26.06%), and Kuwait Investment Authority (19.20%).
BBK's strategy is driven by three concepts: innovation in digital products and platforms; expansion, including through potential acquisitions; and a sharp focus on customer-centric service delivery.
We serve four main segments through our retail banking, corporate banking, international banking, and treasury and investment businesses. Offerings include a host of award-winning apps and e-channels, state-of-the-art digital branches, and community-based financial malls.
Group subsidiaries include CrediMax, a leading credit card issuer and acquirer, and Invita, a regional contact centre operating across the banking, insurance, retail, utilities, and airline sectors. In 2021 we formed '973 Lab' to focus on creating and delivering our next generation of digital services, in collaboration with partners across the fintech ecosystem.
While BBK believes that digital transformation and the shift towards a cashless society are crucial for economic growth and financial inclusivity, we are committed to providing convenient services for all customer types. For example, our BBK Lite branches provide user-friendly facilities for low-income expatriate labourers, close to their workplaces. And BBK Privé provides affluent clients with integrated packages encompassing investments and bespoke financial services.