Dawood Islamic Bank

Burj Bank Limited

Burj Bank Limited was formerly known as Dawood Islamic Bank Limited (DIBL). The bank officially commenced operations in April 2007 and was renamed Burj Bank Ltd. in July 2011. Burj Bank has a diversified range of Shariah compliant funded and non-funded products and services aimed at facilitating both individual and corporate customers. Besides, the bank also offers investment and corporate advisory services. Burj Bank was quoted the best Islamic bank by world financial magazine in 2013. After incurring losses for three consecutive years since CY09, CY12 was the year when the bank made an after tax profit of Rs 84.6 million. In 2012, Burj Bank become a dominant player in fleet financing business and is regarded as a top player in this segment. Industry insiders strongly urge the development of an active Islamic money market via short-term sovereign instruments and secondary market via Islamic repo agreements.

Dawood Islamic Bank gets capital injection and new name

Dawood Islamic Bank has a new name since 11 July 2011: Burj Bank. With the new image, the bank is trying to leave behind all the turbulents.
The banks new purpose is to be among the top 10 banks in Pakistan within a decade. The bank is planning to launch Shari’ah-compliant consumer products.

Pledges to make Islamic finance a bench mark in banking sector

Dawood Islamic Bank has anticipated the new identity of Burj Bank to “Burj Bank Limited” with effect from July 11, 2011.
It seems that the reasons for the change of identity of Dawood Islamic Bank is the change of the profile of the investors due to fresh investment from Middle East constituting almost 85 percent ownership going to Middle East Investor.

Pak-Qatar Family Takaful inks deal with Dawood bank

A key joint venture of Qatar Islamic Insurance Company in Pakistan has in collaboration with a local bank and FWU AG launched lucrative Shariah-compliant long-term savings schemes.
Pak-Qatar Family Takaful Limited has inked a deal in Karachi with Dawood Islamic Bank Limited and FWU AG to provide bank customers long-term savings plans enabling them to secure their future financially.
According to the strategic agreement, Dawood Islamic Bank would distribute Shariah compliant Bancassurance (BancaTakaful) products across its branch network.
The agreement was signed by CEO Pak-Qatar Family Takaful P Ahmed, and Pervez.
These products will provide DIB’s customers with Long term Savings plans specifically catered to fulfil their future financial needs.

Dawood Islamic Bank opens branches

Dawood Islamic Bank, Pakistan’s only double AA rated bank has completed its hat trick by inaugurating three more branches in Lahore.



Unicorn Bank to make further investment of USD 12.9 mn in Dawood Islamic Bank

Dawood Islamic Bank Limited has received Rs. 1 billion (USD 12.9 mn) investment from Unicorn Investment Bank Limited, based in Bahrain , this was stated in a statement issued from Bank’s headoffice in Karachi. Dawood Islamic Bank launched in 2007 with an initial paid-up capital of Rs. 3 billion. The Dawood Islamic bank has a branch network of 21 branches spread over the major cities of Pakistan , including Karachi , Lahore , Islamabad , Faisalabad , Multan , Sialkot , Iqbalabad and Joharabad.

Unicorn already had a 22.2 % equity stake in Dawood Islamic Bank prior to the current investment. With the new investment the equity of Unicorn Investment Bank, in Dawood Islamic Bank has increased to 37% percent

Aamir Khan is Managing Director and Head Global Private Equity of Unicorn Investment Bank and a founder Director of Dawood Islamic Bank

Said Rafique Dawood is Chairman Dawood Islamic Bank.

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