BBK, Bahrain’s pioneer in retail and commercial banking, officially hosted the opening of its new and comprehensive Financial Mall in Isa Town yesterday.
The opening ceremony commenced with BBK Chief Executive, Mr. A.Karim Bucheery, welcoming the guests, followed by the ceremonial ribbon cutting by BBK Chairman, Mr. Murad Ali Murad. The event was attended by the Central Governor of the Central Governorate, Mr. Mubarak Al Fadhel, along with members of the Bank’s Board of Directors and Executive Management, as well as other dignitaries.
BBK’s Chairman, Mr. Murad Ali Murad, commented on this special day saying, “This is a proud moment for us all, as the opening of our 7th Financial Mall located in Isa Town personifies our devotion towards the achievement of the goals set in for the 3 year strategy 2010 – 2012, and our continuous commitment to strive to offer our customers a Brighter Banking experience. The Isa Town Financial Mall offers an array of services to a wider segment of customers and provides them with the benefit of conducting their daily financial transactions in the comfort of a highly modernised and spacious surrounding.”
Mr. Bucheery, Chief Executive of the Bank stated, “Despite the hefty investment behind this revolutionary concept, we are pleased that through BBK’s Financial Malls and the constant expansion of the Bank’s activities, we continue to contribute to the Bahraini society through increased local employment and training leading to the provisions of better banking services for our customers.”
With this new Financial Mall which replaces the old branch also located in Isa Town, the Bank now has an expansive reach of seven Financial Malls across the Kingdom of Bahrain in addition to a wide network of branches and ATMs. Operating in major areas like Manama (Adliya and Exhibition Road), Budaiya, Al Hala, Muharraq, Riffa Town, the Financial Mall was launched by BBK as a revolutionary concept to serve its growing customer base enabling them to conduct financial and non financial transactions under one roof.
With car parking facility, the Isa Town Financial Mall offers a comprehensive range of corporate and retail financial products and services, as it also allows the customers to obtain insurance through Secura, send or receive money through Western Union, carry out credit card transactions through Credimax, and settle utility bills. Safe deposits boxes are also available, as well as Priority Banking services for its VIP customers. With a land area of 1000 sq. mt., the Isa Town Financial Mall which is headed by Mrs. Zainab Nasser, consists of 17 employees divided into 8 tellers, 6 customer service representatives, and 2 team leaders.
Upon completion of the ceremonial ribbon cutting, a tour of the Financial Mall was conducted followed by a special Q&A session where both Mr. Murad Ali Murad and Mr. A.Karim Bucheery addressed members of the media and attended to their queries.