HABIBMETRO Sirat wins IRBA Excellence Award


HABIBMETRO Sirat received the IRBA Excellence Award (Islamic Banking Strategy for Global Growth 2022) at the Islamic Retail Banking Awards ceremony held in Jakarta earlier this week. This award recognizes HABIBMETRO Sirat as the only financial brand of Pakistani origin to be exported internationally to several countries, including the UAE, UK and South Africa.

The Islamic Retail Banking Awards (IRBA), organized by the Cambridge IFA, have been recognizing institutional and individual success stories in global Islamic retail banking since 2015. The awards programme is based on the Cambridge IFA efficiency model and involves meticulous analysis of Islamic retail banking efficiencies and performances of Islamic banking institutions around the world.

In addition to the IRBA Excellence Award, HABIBMETRO’s Head of Marketing & Corporate Communications, Ms. Sheeza Ahmed, also received the WOMANi Professional Award at the awards ceremony. WOMANi, a list of the Most Influential Women in Islamic Business and Finance, is arranged by the Cambridge IFA.

Commenting on the recognition, Mr. Mohsin Ali Nathani, President & CEO, HABIBMETRO said, “We are honoured to receive the IRBA Excellence Award 2022 for our global strategy. We owe this recognition to our clients whose patronage gives us the opportunity to grow our Islamic Banking business, and our employees whose efforts enable us to achieve our aspirations. We are grateful to our respected Shariah Board Members, our Corporate Governance and Shariah Compliance functions that allow us to continue offering high-quality Shariah-compliant products across all spectrums. We aim to continue to provide our customers with differentiated and advanced Shariah-compliant offerings in view of their evolving needs and in line with State Bank of Pakistan’s vision and strategic plan for Islamic banking.”

HABIBMETRO has been providing Shariah-compliant banking services to its customers since 2004. HABIBMETRO Sirat, the Islamic banking brand of HABIBMETRO Bank, was launched in 2014 and has since then won several awards including Best Islamic Banking Window for Global Expansion and Best Islamic Banking Brand of the Year at the Global Islamic Finance Awards 2020 and 2021. HABIBMETRO Sirat provides Islamic banking services through 60 dedicated Islamic banking branches and 242 Islamic banking windows across Pakistan.

HABIBMETRO Bank is a subsidiary of Habib Bank AG Zurich, which operates in 10 countries across four continents. HABIBMETRO Bank has a network of 498 branches in 198 cities across Pakistan.