Tag: Banking

Deutschen Bank

Deutsche in Danger?

Deutsche Bank has been slapped with a $14 billion fine over a charge it mis-sold US mortgage securities. The case has raised worrying questions about the stability of the global financial giant. By Venture staff Deutsche Bank is one of…

Great Wall of China

Getting China Back on Track

Significant restructuring and rebalancing of China’s underperforming economy is needed before the country sneezes and we all catch a cold. China’s economy, long a reliable source of growth, has been experiencing a wave of economic difficulties that has created uncertainty…

MEPS CEO Khaled Zakaria

Pushing Forward With E-Payments

The boss of MEPS says he’s committed to making regional e-payment systems safer and more convenient to use. Owned by 11 local and regional leading banks and companies, Middle East Payment Services, or MEPS for short, provides a selection of…

SMEs and the lack of financing

Lack of finance Chief Challenge Facing Companies – Report

Almost a third of Jordanian firms cited limited access to finance as the top obstacle to their operations, a recent report said. report, produced by the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the European Investment Bank, and the World Bank…

Staying Liquid

Staying Liquid

Knowing how much cash reserves your company needs to maintain is tricky, but balance is key according to Mohammad al-Karaki, partner at Ernst and Young Jordan. By Rebecca Irvine Cash reserves are a company resource like any other, and should…

Jordan Kuwait Bank: The Road Ahead

In an exclusive one-on-one, Jordan Kuwait Bank Chairman Abdul Karim Kabariti outlines his bank’s strengths and weaknesses, and explains how he plans to take the Kingdom’s third largest lender to the next level. By Dina Al-Wakeel Under the 20-year stewardship…

Housing Bank's new building

Banking on Success

The Housing Bank for Trade and Finance is building on its solid reputation to expand its retail and corporate business. Jordan’s banks are known for their resilience. The sector has been one of the main pillars that support the economy…

Abdel Kareem Friehat, the head of operations and IT at Jordan Kuwait Bank

JKB Betting Big on Fintech

Rather than viewing growing interest in Fintech as a threat, many traditional high-street banks are trying to embrace the digital future. Abdel Kareem Friehat, the head of operations and IT at Jordan Kuwait Bank, said his bank is investing heavily…

Providing SMEs with finance

Facilitating Finance

Jordan is intensifying efforts to provide support for startups and SMEs by easing access to financing. Despite some continued obstacles to obtaining conventional bank finance, rising public and private investment in tech companies is contributing to a growing optimistic outlook…