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February 26, 2014
The lender reported a record net income of Dh4.77 billion in 2013 from Dh4.15 bn in 2012.
February 20, 2014
The Abu Dhabi-based lender garnered more than $200 million in premiums last year and may be well positioned to make the leap to $1 billion within three years, says Amol Shah, the head of bancassurance products at FGB’s consumer banking unit.
February 4, 2014
First Gulf Bank plans to open representative offices in China, South Korea this year as its expands its corporate banking services.
January 29, 2014
A bumper year for UAE banks in 2013 as the economy flourished may lead to dividend bonanza for shareholders.
December 1, 2013
The UAE’s financial sector has evolved to become the region’s most powerful. The sector is focused on a path of further development as it looks to attract business in the wider world.
October 28, 2013
First Gulf Bank’s third-quarter earnings grew 13 per cent from the same period last year, while Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank’s quarterly income climbed 20 per cent.
October 26, 2013
FGB has taken its stake from 40 per cent to 100 per cent. Previously Aldar Properties, Sorouh Real Estate and Reem Investments held stakes of 20 per cent each.
October 15, 2013
Analysts at National Bank of Abu Dhabi are forecasting as much as Dh5.3 billion in aggregate profit for seven banks for the quarter.
October 11, 2013
Three of the best: we compare children's savings accounts at three UAE banks – First Gulf Bank, Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank and Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank.
October 6, 2013
Dubai Islamic Bank's walk-in interview this week offers successful candidates a job immediately.
September 18, 2013
Emirates NBD unveiled the Emirates NBD Manchester United co-branded MasterCard credit and prepaid cards, becoming one of Manchester United’s stable of sponsors that include Nike, Chevrolet and Epson.
September 17, 2013
First Gulf has launched an official Manchester City credit card sure to appeal to fans of the club.
September 10, 2013
First Gulf Bank, the United Arab Emirates' third largest bank, is cutting about 300 jobs, equivalent to nearly 10 per cent of its workforce, as part of a restructuring, sources familiar with the matter said.
August 19, 2013
First Gulf Bank is planning new hires for its investment banking business and is seeking to double the share of profit from its international unit in five years.