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GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE – LOCAL EXPERTISE

Doha Bank is one of the largest commercial banks Headquartered in the State of Qatar, inaugurated in 1979, it provides domestic and international banking services for individuals, commercial, corporate and institutional clients through four business groups – Wholesale Banking, Retail Banking, International Banking and Treasury & Investments.

The bank has a strong retail franchise in Qatar with the 2nd largest retail footprint with 27 local branches, 9 e-branches, including pay offices, 1 active mobile unit and around 110 ATMs. Doha Bank has always been at the forefront of innovation in the Qatari retail banking space and offers a wide range of accounts to its customers, including term deposit accounts, savings certificates, loans, cards and call accounts. The Expatriate Banking Division (also based in UAE, Kuwait and India) offers cross border remittances, wealth management and off-shore banking services, as well as links into our Private Banking unit.

Doha Bank has established overseas branches in Kuwait, Dubai, Abu Dhabi (UAE), Mumbai, Chennai and Kochi (India) as well as representative offices in Japan, China, Singapore, Hong Kong, South Africa, South Korea, Australia, Turkey, the United Kingdom, Canada, Germany, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Nepal.

The bank has received numerous awards in recognition of its achievements. Doha Bank was adjudged as the ‘Best Regional Commercial Bank’ – The Banker Middle East for the 4th straight year. The bank was recently awarded ‘Bank of the Year – Qatar Domestic Trade Finance’ by Asian Banking & Finance for the fourth time in five years; 2014, 2016, 2017 and 2018. Additionally, Doha Bank has in the past claimed various other awards such as, ‘Bank of the Year’ – The Banker, ‘Best Commercial Bank in the Middle East’ – Global Banking & Finance, ‘Bank of the Year’ – ITP Group,  ‘Best Bank in Qatar’ – IAIR Award and ‘Best Bank in Qatar’ – EMEA Finance. In July 2018 the bank was awarded ‘Best Arab Customer Services’ by World Union of Arab Bankers. 

Doha Bank is rated A+ by Fitch, A2 by Moody’s and A- by Standard & Poor’s for its long-term local and foreign currency.

The bank is very much focussed across the infrastructure projects and events to benefit from the 2030 Qatar National Vision programme.

  • QF – Education City (2019)

  • NDIA – Hamad International Airport (2020)

  • ASHGHAL – Expressway Programme (2020)

  • FIFA World Cup Football Stadiums (2020)

  • UDC – Pearl Qatar (2020)

  • Msheireb Properties – Msheireb Downtown Doha (2020)

  • QP – Bul Hanine Field Redevelopment Project (2021)

  • LREDC – Lusail Development (2022)

  • QatarGas Barzan Gas Development (2023)

  • NPP – Hamad Port

  • Barwa Real Estate – Barwa Al Khor Development (2025)

  • Manateq – Qatar Economic Zone (2025)

  • QRail – Qatar integrated Rail Project (2026)

  • Kahramaa – Water Security Mega Reservoirs (2026)

Wholesale Banking Group

Doha Bank manages one of the largest corporate and commercial lending portfolios in Qatar.

Banking with Doha Bank provides customers with a variety of advantages and privileges, including unparalleled service and support, provided by our experienced and specialised local Relationship Managers. Wholesale Banking Group is dedicated in providing unmatched relationship management, making it the first choice for businesses and industrial houses. Our services include:

  • Highly personalised services available at all levels to attend to the financial requirements of your organisation.

  • Consulting for your financial and business plans.

  • Customised lending package options.

  • Rapid decision and approval process.

  • Simple procedural requirements.

Through our branch network, Doha Bank has developed a strong domestic presence in financing small, medium, large and multi-national entities. Relationship Managers at Doha Bank have specialised skills to offer a range of products and services to corporates, through our individual units:

International Banking

TRADE FINANCE
The bank continuously develops and maintains relationship with banks and financial institutions in Qatar, GCC and across the globe. These networks of correspondent banks (more than 300 leading international banks) form the foundation for all international operations of Doha Bank particularly in trade finance products and international remittances.  

Because of this Doha Bank can issue all types of Guarantees, Bonds and Standby Letters of Credit locally against a UK based correspondent bank (House Bank) counter indemnity to local GREs and Qatari corporate beneficiaries supporting new infrastructure projects, trade flows and services. Our guarantees are acceptable to all Qatari governmental departments. If requested we can also confirm Letters of Credits and SBLCs.

Our award winning Trade Service Operations centre are always keen to receive Letters of Credit from its overseas network of correspondent banks, including those from the UK.

Trade Advisory

We have a dedicated unit offering trade advisory services. The endeavour of the unit is to offer active advice to companies engaged in the business of foreign trade i.e. Imports/Exports and Multi-National companies engaged in Infrastructure projects with best in class and efficient solutions to structure, handle, risk-mitigate and finance the export & import transactions.

We advise our customers with solutions which are not only in line with international business practices but also suit individual customer business needs.

ECA financing and guarantees
With strong relationship coverage of Doha Bank with various global banks we can offer ECA backed solutions for your projects. Please provide the respective details as soon as possible in order to ensure internal approvals are provided in good time to support your projects.

Insurance Services

Doha Bank Assurance Company LLC (DBAC) is a Qatar based insurance company, licensed by Qatar Financial Centre Regulatory Authority (QFCRA) to transact all classes of General Insurance business.

DBAC is a 100% owned subsidiary of Doha Bank and an ISO 9001:2015 certified Company rated BBB by Standard and Poor's.

DBAC is a general insurance enterprise serving a wide range of corporate and individual clients in Qatar. With one of the Qatari general insurance industry’s most comprehensive suite of products and services, claims processing proficiency and strong financial strength. DBAC facilitates the proactive management of general insurance protection risk to both its commercial and personal insurance clients.

Doha Bank Assurance Company offers all classes of general insurance solutions for corporate customers. DBAC offers a comprehensive range of insurance products under various classes of business like Motor, Marine, Cargo, Fire & Property, General Accidents & Liability, Personal Accidents and Medical insurance. 

Treasury & Investments Group

Doha Bank’s Treasury and Investments division offers a wide range of products and risk advisory services backed by a thorough knowledge of local and international markets.

Our team of specialists provide solutions in Foreign Exchange, Commodities, Interest Rate Hedging as well as Fixed Income Investment products. We have active dealing rooms in Doha, Dubai, Kuwait and Mumbai and services clients with cross border solutions across currencies, interest rates and commodities.

Corporate Finance & Advisory

Doha Bank leverages its intellectual capital and balance sheet to offer client-driven solutions across Corporate Finance and the wider bank’s product spectrum.

STRUCTURED FINANCE
Our Structured Finance team is engaged in the structuring, lead arranging, underwriting and syndicating tailor-made innovative financing solutions for large sized structured and project finance deals.

Our team has an excellent track record with both regional and international banks and diverse funding sources to ensure our clients’ objectives are met.

PROJECT FINANCE

Small and Medium Enterprises (SME) Banking Solutions

Recognising the role of SMEs in the economic development of Qatar and the region, Doha Bank has created a specialised banking solution called Tatweer for companies based and operating in Qatar.

Doha Bank was the first bank in Qatar to understand and appreciate the importance of the critical role played by SMEs in the development of the Qatari economy. In view of this, Doha Bank became the first bank to launch ‘Tatweer’, a dedicated SME unit in 2008.

The infrastructure development taking place in Qatar in the form of ports, roads, airports, rail, telecom, other utilities and construction activity requires the support of SME businesses. Doha Bank aims to actively participate in Qatar’s diversification story by encouraging the SME sector.

Doha Bank has already assisted over 1,000 local SME customers with credit lines more than QAR 1.5 billion to date. We, at Doha Bank are proud that our relationships with SME customers have matured along with the customer’s business and professional growth. Doha Bank firmly believes that today’s SMEs are the emerging large-cap companies and we already have several success stories to boast of. Our success stories have encouraged other SME customers to approach Doha Bank for various financing solutions.

Doha Bank’s SME unit has a full-fledged, well equipped team with expertise in relationship management, solution providing skills and credit skills. Instead of selling a product to customers, the relationship team is trained to provide solutions to SME for facilitating their business financing so that they can focus on business rather than worry about bridging the finance gap.

Doha Bank has maintained a Representative Office based in London since 2008. They provide a necessary link between UK business opportunities and the Doha Bank branch network.

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