Our Approach

Our way of banking means providing superlative service, products and advice to our customers apart from investing on personnel, contributing to local communities and delivering superior returns to investors.

Geographical diversification is part of our strategy with a view to expanding business and enhancing shareholder returns. We continue to expand into other markets in the world, thereby increasing our reach, fine tuning service delivery and achieving synergies across client segments.

Key milestones

  • Samba has completed more than 25 years of operations in the UK since upgrading its presence from a representative office to a fully licensed bank in 1987
  • In the UAE, Samba has received a full commercial banking license to open a branch in Dubai. We launched our first integrated branch in Dubai in June 2008
  • In early 2010, Samba opened its first branch in Doha, Qatar, after we acquired an operating license from the Qatar Financial Center Authority
  • Samba has acquired a majority stake in Crescent Commercial Bank Ltd, Pakistan in 2007 and rebranded it as Samba Pakistan Limited and expanded its branches to 28 in a record time.