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The Bank opened its first office in Karachi in 1863

-- The largest international bank in Pakistan with over 100 branches in more than 25 cities employing a work force of over 4,500 employees

-- The first international bank to get an Islamic Banking license and to open the first Islamic Banking branch in Pakistan

-- Appointed as primary Dealer and Authorised Derivative Dealer by State Bank of Pakistan

-- Well positioned in the local market with global capabilities; market leaders in many areas

-- Credit Ratings of AAA / A1 + (long term and short term ratings respectively) wholesale Banking - Client Segments and Products

Wholesale Banking Pakistan has a Client-focused strategy, providing trade finance, cash management, securities services, foreign exchange and risk management, and corporate finance solutions.

Local Corporates - Middle Markets, Large Local Corporates, Public Sector, Liabilities, Structured Trade Finance, Buyers and Traders of Commodity Sectors (Agriculture, Metal and Energy)

Global Corporates (including Energy and Metals)- Oil and Gas, Mining, Telecoms, Project Export Finance, Debt Capital Markets and FMCG

Financial institutions - Banks, Investment and Intermediatory Companies (Leasing and Finance Companies, Insurance and Asset Management Companies and Brokerage Houses) and Development Organisations

Consumer Banking - Client Segments and Products Consumer Banking Pakistan employs a customer-focused approach, offering innovative products and services to meet the needs of Premium, Personal Customers and Small and Medium Enterprises (SME)

Personal/Prefered Banking

-- Transacitonal Banking (Current, Savings, Term, FCY, Debit Card variants, Internet banking, SMS, E-statements)

-- Wealth Management (Investments, Bancassurance and Fixed Income Products)

-- Loans (Personal Loans, Credit Cards Revolving Credit, Secured Overdraft, Mortgages)

-- Other products (Insurance, Loackers)


-- SME Lending (including Shariah Complieant alternative

-- Transactional Banking (Cash and Trade)

-- Wealth Management (Bancassurace), Investments and Fixed Income Products)

-- Treasury Products.

-- Retail product offerings - Debit and Credit Cards, Personal Loans, Current & Saving Accounts are also offered to SME customers

Islamic Banking

-- Transactional Banking, Wealth Management Investments, Mortgages Credit Cards and SME

Priority Banking

-- Wealth Management Investments, Loans, Mortgages and Credit Cards.

Corporate Social Responsibility

Seeing is Believing (Preventable Blindness)

-- 1,700,000 children to be screened by 2015 for eye impairments

-- More than 566,000 eye sights restored

-- 50,000 lady health care workers trained in tackling avoidable blindness

-- 15 visually impaired telesales officers hired as employees


-- More than 3000 post-matriculation scholarships

-- 313 under-graduate scholarships

-- 81 vocational training scholarships

Disaster Response

-- 100,000 people (15,000 families) received aid during the devastating floods of 2010

Employee Volunteering

-- Our employees have donated over 8,000 volunteering days since 2009

Achievements and Awards

-- Bank of the Year 2007 - Pakistan awarded by The Banker Magazine

-- Best Foreign Commercial Bank in Pakistan awarded by FinanceAsia - 2009

-- Awards for Excellence, London 2009, by the Global Custodian

-- Best Debt House in Pakistan awarded by The Asset - 2009

-- Best Bank in Pakistan award for Excellence 2010 by Euromoney

-- Pakistan Deal of the Year - 2010 awarded by the Asset Triple A Awards

-- Best Foreign Exchange Provider in Pakistan by Global Finance Magazine Award 2011

-- Best Construers Internet Bank by Global Finance Magazine Award 2012

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