Standard Chartered facilitates convenient access to banking products and services at Hamriya Free Zone in Sharjah

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Published May 24th, 2011 - 09:28 GMT
Executives of Standard Chartered Bank and Hamriya Free Zone Authority
Executives of Standard Chartered Bank and Hamriya Free Zone Authority

Standard Chartered Bank, has inaugurated its new Electronic Banking Unit (EBU) at the Hamriya Free Zone in Sharjah. Standard Chartered is the first foreign bank to operate in the Free Zone, providing banking and finance services to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and retail clients. The bank will leverage on its global network to facilitate the increased intra-regional activities of businesses operating in the free zone.

Standard Chartered Bank's new EBU is staffed by experienced Relationship Managers who specialise in financial services for SMEs and individuals. The EBU is equipped with a Cheque and Cash Deposit Machine as well as ATMs and Internet banking facilities to ensure optimum convenience for customers in the area.

Chris de Bruin, Head of Consumer Banking, Standard Chartered UAE, said: “Standard Chartered adopts a customer-focus strategy which aims to provide financial products and services which cater to our customer’s specific needs. The opening of the new EBU reaffirms our strong commitment to expand our presence in the UAE and enable business enterprises and individuals to take advantage of our superior banking products and services.”

Dr. Rashid Al Leem, Director General of Hamriya Free Zone, said: "The opening of Standard Chartered Bank's new EBU will improve access to premium banking products and services, benefiting the thousands of corporate and individual clients in the Hamriya Free Zone. We commend Standard Chartered for taking the initiative to establish a presence in the rapidly-growing Free Zone and we are confident that the bank will enjoy the strong support of both corporate and individual clients."

Standard Chartered Bank's Hamriya EBU accepts applications for loans and facilities, Saadiq Islamic Banking services, and opening of an account as well as Fixed, Term and Call Deposits. It also accepts remittance instructions. The EBU is open from 8 am to 3:30 pm from Saturday to Wednesday and from 8 am to 2 pm on Thursday. The automated lobby is operational 24 hours daily.

Background Information

Standard Chartered Bank

We offer banking services that help people and companies to succeed, creating wealth and growth across our markets. Our heritage and values are expressed in our brand promise – Here for good.

With more than 86,000 employees and a presence in 60 markets, our network serves customers in close to 150 markets worldwide. We're listed on the London and Hong Kong Stock Exchanges as well as the Bombay and National Stock Exchanges in India.

Hamriyah Free Zone Authority

In business, speed matters. And at Hamriyah Free Zone, 60 minutes is all it takes to set up your business and receive your trade license on the spot.

Hamriyah Free Zone, UAE’s second largest industrial free zone is spread across approx. 26 million square metres.  Established in November 12, 1995 by Emiri Decree No. 6 of 1995, it is home to over 6,500 businesses from 163 countries. In addition to world-class facilities including offices, warehouses, factories and executive office suites, Hamriyah Free Zone also has over 15 on-site key business services, like banking and auditing firms, currency exchanges, conference rooms, staff accommodation, and more.


"قاطع الرؤوس" في قبضة الاستخبارات العراقية

Published February 23rd, 2019 - 09:39 GMT
مقاتلين من داعش/ أرشيفية
مقاتلين من داعش/ أرشيفية

أعلنت الاستخبارات العسكرية العراقية، أمس الجمعة، عن اعتقال قاطع الرؤوس في "داعش" على الحدود العراقية السورية، الذي ظهر في أكثر من فيديو وهو ينفذ عمليات إعدام.

وقالت المديرية في بيان على صفحتها في موقع "فيسبوك" إن "مفارز مديرية الاستخبارات العسكرية في الفرقة 15 ، وإثر معلومات استخبارية دقيقة، ألقت القبض على أحد الإرهابيين الذين تسللوا عبر الحدود العراقية السورية والمعروف بـ (قاطع الرؤوس)".

وأضافت أن "هذا الشخص معروف بقاطع الرؤوس"، وأنه "ظهر بعدة إصدارات للدواعش أمام أشخاص قام بقطع رؤوسهم في العراق وسوريا".


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