Emirates Post and Noor Islamic Bank sign MOU to Offer Financial Services for Low Income Segment
Noor Islamic Bank PJSC (“Noor”) and Emirates Post Holding Group have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to establish a company that will offer banking services to the low income segment of the UAE population.
The new venture is in line with recent Federal Government initiatives aimed at the low income segment, and will develop specific products and services to cater to their needs.
The company will provide Sharia-compliant financial services, targeted at the low income and unbanked sectors of the population. It will leverage Noor Islamic Bank’s expertise in the provision of Sharia-compliant financial services and Emirates Post’s country-wide reach and brand reputation to offer a comprehensive basket of financial services.
Announcing the launch at a press conference, Mr. Abdulla Al Daboos, President of Emirates Post Holding Group, said: “The creation of the joint venture is in line with our vision of expanding into financial services, following the establishment of the holding group through Federal Law No. 14, 2007. We have selected Noor Islamic Bank to be our partner because of its unique ability to develop innovative, bespoke Sharia-compliant banking solutions for the target market.”
“This is just one of the many new ventures envisioned by Emirates Post Holding Group, as we pursue our goal of becoming a major player in the field of financial services,” Mr. Al Daboos added.
Launched two weeks ago, Noor Islamic Bank has already established strategic partnerships with public sector institutions as well as the private sector. It is fast developing a reputation for being a modern, innovative and progressive Islamic financial institution, reflecting the core values of the UAE.
Mr. Hussain Al Qemzi, Group CEO, Noor Islamic Bank, said: “Noor is firmly committed to supporting UAE’s strategic goals and this initiative is in keeping with the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
“We are honored with the confidence that Emirates Post has put in us. The venture will leverage Noor Islamic Bank’s expertise to offer a wide variety of Sharia-compliant financial services and will provide Noor Islamic Bank the opportunity to provide value-added services to all of our population that build and transform UAE.”
The proposed activities of the joint venture will include debit cards, Islamic insurance, credit cards, micro-financing, salary payments, remittances and currency exchange.
Photo Caption: Abdulla Al Daboos, President of Emirates Post Holding Group and Hussain Al Qemzi, Group CEO, Noor Islamic Bank, after signing the MoU.
About Emirates Post
Emirates Post is a subsidiary of Emirates Post Holding Group. It has emerged as one of the most dynamic postal organizations in the region, providing high quality services to the public and the corporate sector. Emirates Post has developed innovative new services, diversified its offering and established alliances with global postal corporations. Emirates Post has a network of 82 post offices across the country. Emirates Post’s diversified offering includes mail fulfillment, utility bill payment services, government services, direct mail, banking, retail services and money exchange & remittances. (www.emiratespost.ae)
About Noor Islamic Bank
Founded in 2006 in Dubai, Noor Islamic Bank stands as a global icon, transforming the offering and experience of modern Islamic banking to meet the needs of today’s consumers. A full service bank, Noor Islamic Bank delivers the broadest range of products for its consumers, with an emphasis on unique and personalised services. Noor Islamic Bank’s products and services are governed by a Shari’ah Board, comprising leading Islamic scholars with extensive experience and expertise in legal, financial and banking-related matters. Please visit: www.noorbank.com
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