Our Approach

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

Geographical diversification is part of our strategy which aims 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 around 33 years of operations in the UK since upgrading its presence from a representative office in 1984 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 acquiring 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, and they become 40 branches now.
  • As of April 1, 2021, Samba has become part of Saudi National Bank (SNB), the largest bank in the Kingdom.