Bank of Sharjah
In 1973, the future was bright and the present was filled with possibilities. Sharjah was a newly emerging city, with promise, bursting with opportunity, and fuelled with so much drive, that it was only natural that it would need a financial institution that could represent the plethora of ventures and initiatives that lay in wait for the right financial partner.
On December 22nd, 1973, Bank of Sharjah was incorporated, with an initial paid up capital of AED 15 million. With its founding members, the Government of Sharjah and the Hassawi Group, in association with Banque Paribas, the Bank officially started its operations in May 1974, as the first consortium bank in the GCC, the first bank in Sharjah, the first UAE incorporated bank to ever open its capital to the private sector and the 5th bank in the UAE.
That day was to be the first day in the following 40 years of success, growth and progress. Established primarily as a corporate bank, Bank of Sharjah has been behind several national, financial and personal successes throughout its four decades. Its customers and employees alike have spent a lifetime with Bank of Sharjah and both for the same reason: the strength of the relationship that exists between them and Bank of Sharjah.
The Bank prides itself on creating lasting connections with those it works with and those that work for it, in order to create a network, or rather a family, of individuals who all strive for common goals. While other banks might see their customers as account numbers and their employees as a payroll, Bank of Sharjah believes that both its customers and employees, once a part of the Bank, become part of a greater family and should be treated
Customers of the Bank, some of which have been so since its inception, are life-long partners that can share their aims, goals and fears without judgment, knowing that they will be greeted with solutions, support and motivation.