BBK, Bahrain’s pioneer in retail and commercial banking, held an official opening yesterday for its Exhibition Road Financial Mall. BBK was the first to introduce this unique, one-stop-shop concept to the Kingdom of Bahrain with the launch of the Adliya Financial Mall in 2006. The Exhibition Road location brings the total number of BBK Financial Malls throughout Bahrain to 6. It will be providing a range of financial products alongside additional services such as external car sales in combination with services from its subsidiaries and strategic partners.
The opening ceremony commenced with a welcome by BBK Chief Executive, Mr. Abdulkarim Bucheery to all guests and was followed by the ceremonial ribbon cutting by BBK Chairman Mr. Murad Ali Murad and Mr. Khaled Hamad, Executive Director- Banking Supervision, Central Bank of Bahrain. The event was attended by members of BBK Board of Directors and of the Executive management, as well as other dignitaries.
The Financial Mall concept offers customers a pleasurable banking
experience with a comprehensive range of corporate and retail financial products and services, as well as the opportunity to travel through Dadabhai, obtain insurance through Secura, send or receive money through Western Union, carry out credit card transactions through CrediMax, settle utility bills and much more.
All Financial Malls are staffed with highly trained employees, so customers can expect the most efficient service, in a brighter atmosphere and with the ease of parking space, and for even more convenience, a 24 hour drive through ATM.
Upon completion of the ceremonial ribbon cutting, a tour of the Financial Mall was conducted followed by a special Q&A session where Mr. Murad Ali Murad addressed members of the media and attended to their queries.
Mr Abdulkarim Bucheery, also stated, “Despite a challenging climate, we are very proud to continue to bring to our customers the latest of what is proving to be an excellent and revolutionary concept. The emphasis on our Financial Malls is to enable customers to enjoy a brighter banking experience through completing financial and non-financial transactions under one roof, hence avoiding queues and saving valuable time. Beyond this, BBK Financial Malls continue to contribute to the Bahraini society through increased local employment and training leading to the provision of better banking services for our customers. Further to the launch of our Exhibition Road Financial Mall Branch, and in line with our objective to benefit the larger number of our customers with this brighter banking experience, the 7th Financial Mall, located in Isa Town is planned to be open before the end of the year 2010.”
The Exhibition Road Financial Mall will be open for business from 8am-5pm Saturday until Wednesday. For further information, customers can contact 17207777.