DIB picks Deutsche Bank for euro clearing
Dubai, September 16, 2013
Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB) and Deutsche Bank have signed an agreement which will allow DIB to utilise the bank’s euro cross-border payment clearing solutions and its European trade expertise to facilitate letters of credit into Europe.
DIB is broadening its existing relationship with Deutsche Bank to include payments and trade due to the bank’s strength as the world’s largest euro clearer and as a leading trade services provider.
Dr Adnan Chilwan, chief executive officer, at Dubai Islamic Bank, said: “With economic activity in the UAE continuing to accelerate at a strong pace, companies are increasingly looking beyond traditional borders to business opportunities across the world.
“In this regard, trade flows have become a critical component of this growth as has the provision of trade finance activities for businesses. Through this strategic partnership, DIB can help fuel this economic growth and serve our customers across the world who require these services.”
Stefan Bender, head of Global Transaction Banking Europe, Middle East & Africa, at Deutsche Bank, said: “We are pleased to support DIB’s efforts to maximize and extend their payments reach and trade finance capabilities for their client franchise. DIB will be able to leverage our leading Euro clearing position and our depth of experience in letters of credit to enhance its offering into Europe.” – TradeArabia News Service