The Habib Bank Limited (HBL) tower in Karachi, Pakistan, is LEED-certified. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is a green building certification programme used worldwide.
The Habib Bank Limited (HBL) tower in Karachi, Pakistan, is LEED-certified. LEED (Leadership in Energy and Env...
Diamond Trust Bank, Lamu branch, Kenya
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Diamond Trust Bank (DTB), which was founded in the 1940s, offers retail and commercial banking services in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Burundi via a network of over 135 branches. It primarily serves customers in the SME and corporate parts of the economy. DTB offers an array of banking services, including the provision of financial services to over 900,000 customers via alternative delivery channels.
DCB Bank, which was founded in India in the 1930s, offers retail, commercial and consumer banking services in the SME and corporate segments of the economy. It has a network of more than 340 branches across the states of Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Delhi/ NCR, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal and Union Territories of Chandigarh, Daman & Diu and Dadra & Nagar Haveli.
The Kyrgyz Investment and Credit Bank (KICB).
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Kyrgyz Investment and Credit Bank (KICB) was founded as a result of an agreement between the Government of Kyrgyzstan and major international institutions, including EBRD, KfW, IFC and AKFED. The second largest bank in the country, it provides banking products and solutions across the entire country via a network of 41 branches. Despite increasing competition, KICB continues to be the market leader in providing medium to long-term financing in the private sector. Since its establishment, around 120 loans worth about USD 30 million have been approved and about 64 percent of the credit portfolio is medium and long-term loans.
The First Microfinance Bank Tajikistan (FMFB-T), Murghab branch
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Established in 2003, First MicroFinance Bank Tajikistan (FMFB-T) was the first commercial bank in Tajikistan focusing mainly on the provision of microcredit lending. Building upon its strong foundation in the microfinance sector, the bank has expanded its suite of services to better address the diverse financial needs of individuals and legal entities. The bank was originally established to consolidate the operations of all the previous microfinance institutions run by other AKDN development agencies in the country like the Enterprise Support Facility and credit programme of the Mountain Societies Development Support Programme. Since 2010, FMFB has disbursed 115,000 loans amounting to TJS 2.7B to customers throughout the country.
The Jubilee Insurance Group in Africa was founded in the 1930s to provide life and general insurance across the region. It has grown into the market leader in Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Burundi and Mauritius. In 2020, Jubilee Holdings Limited, East Africa’s largest insurance group, and Allianz, one of the world's leading insurers and asset managers, signed an agreement to establish a strategic partnership. The partnership covers the general insurance business (also known as the property & casualty insurance segment) in Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda as well as the short-term insurance segment in Burundi and Mauritius. Jubilee General Insurance Limited in Kenya, Mauritius and Tanzania are now companies of the Allianz Group and operate as “Jubilee Allianz General Insurance Limited”. Jubilee Holding’s key focus is life and pensions operations and its medical insurance business in Kenya, Uganda, and Tanzania.
In Pakistan, Jubilee General Insurance and Jubilee Life Insurance are amongst the top three insurers in the market. Since its establishment in 1953, Jubilee General has maintained its presence as the most prominent company launching innovative products and new initiatives in the insurance industry. It is also the first insurer in Pakistan to launch an online portal providing end-to-end solutions complete with payment options.
Jubilee’s life micro-insurance accounts help over 5.3 million people in Pakistan get the healthcare they need through relationships with more than 2,500 organisations across Pakistan. Jubilee Life Insurance, which also provides micro-insurance, has been a pioneer in bancassurance.
In 2013, KICB expanded its product line with insurance services through the subsidiary Jubilee Kyrgyz Republic Insurance Company (JKIC). JKIC is now one of the three leaders in the insurance market in the Kyrgyz Republic in terms of collection of insurance premiums and payments.