Quotes: US MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

FC Barcelona Fans Win Big with United Arab Bank  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN Press - 15/01/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN Press) United Arab Bank (UAB), the fastest growing bank in the Middle East and voted the "No.1 Domestic Retail Bank in the Middle East," recently awarded 24 lucky salary transfer customers all-expense paid trips to see FC Barcelona play live in Spain this January



The 24 winners selected this month comprised the first group in an ongoing promotion which will run through April 2014. During the promotion, customers who transfer their salary to United Arab Bank or who apply for the exclusive FC Barcelona credit card are automatically entered into a draw. Winners will receive flights, accommodation, transfers and hospitality, in addition to VIP match tickets.



As part of UAB's three year partnership with FC Barcelona, the bank will send hundreds of fans to Barcelona for a once in a lifetime experience to see the world's greatest football club play at the legendary Camp Nou stadium.



Commenting on the promotion, Tony B. Graham, Executive Vice President in Retail Banking said: "Seeing FC Barcelona play live at Camp Nou is truly an electric experience and we're thrilled to be able to share this with our salary transfer customers. We have also recently launched the region's first FC Barcelona co-branded credit cards which offer cardholders additional chances to win with each transaction.



Upon being notified of winning tickets in the promotion, Artur Tsaturyan, said: "I am really excited to have won. I always watch FC Barcelona's matches at home but it is a dream come true to be able to watch them play at Camp Nou. It will be a rare experience and I still can't believe it.



Another winner, Muhammad Fareed said: "I'm so happy that United Arab Bank gave me this opportunity to see Barcelona, the world's greatest football club, play in Camp Nou.



The FC Barcelona co-branded Visa Signature and Visa Platinum credit cards, as well as the Visa Platinum debit cards, were recently launched. The cards are linked with exclusive "Barca Rewards", which allow customers to earn points to redeem for official club merchandise, along with "UAB Rewards" points, redeemable with over 900 airlines, 200,000 hotels and for thousands of electronic items.



About UAB
United Arab Bank (UAB) was established in 1975 as a joint venture between UAE investors and Societe Generale. By the end of 2013, the bank will be operating with a network of 30 branches and offices spread across the UAE with its headquarters in Sharjah. UAB offers a range of financial services in both Corporate and Retail and is acknowledged as a leading solutions provider to the growing commercial and industrial base across the seven emirates. Through the provision of a comprehensive range of Corporate Banking, Retail Banking, Trade Finance, SME Banking and Treasury services, UAB is the Bank of choice among major corporate clientele segments in the UAE. With the launch of its 'Sadara' premium banking service, Islamic Banking Services and 'UAB Rewards' loyalty programme, the Bank has grown its retail customer base, aiming to expand further. All these initiatives and a consistent year on year performance has positioned UAB as one of the fastest growing banks in the region. The bank is ranked 23rd amongst the top listed companies in the UAE and is one of the top 50 banks in the GCC in terms of market capitalization. UAB announced a record net profit of AED410m for the year ended 31 December 2012, an increase of 24% over 2011 and the highest annual net profit ever reported by UAB. For the first half of 2013, UAB announced its highest half yearly net profit of AED260m, an increase of 35% over the same period in 2012.In December 2007, UAB became part of a GCC regional banking alliance upon the acquisition of 40% interest by The Commercial Bank of Qatar (CBQ), Qatar's largest private sector bank. United Arab Bank's strong financial performance in 2012 is also indicative of the benefits gleaned from its strategic alliance with the Qatari Bank. The Commercial Bank of Qatar has a similar alliance with National Bank of Oman (NBO), which has positioned all three banks more strongly for future growth. Most recently, the Commercial Bank of Qatar acquired a 70.84% stake in Alternatifbank in Turkey, enabling all four banks involved in these strategic alliances to offer integrated services across the GCC and Turkey, including cross border services for corporate banking and capital markets; support on trade services; private banking services; and syndicated loans.

 






  MENA News Headlines
 Aug 21 2014 - Ebola virus disease West Africaupdate 8 August 2014 E-mail PrintMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) GENEVA Switzerland August 8 2014/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- Epidemiology and surveillance Between 5 and 6 August 2014 a total of 68 new cases of Ebola virus disease ...

 Aug 21 2014 - Nina Duong Haute Couture Announces Relocation From Toronto to Oakville OntarioExtravagant Wedding Gowns For Exceptional BridesMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) Nina Duong collections are as breathtaking as they are luxurious. All gowns are hand-sewn using the most exquisite fabrics especially fine silks from around the world.OAKVILLE ...

 Aug 21 2014 - Asry signs USD8.6m desalination plant contractMENAFN
(MENAFN) Asry, the leading ship and rig repair yard in the Gulf, agreed a build-operate-transfer (BOT) contract for the completion and upgrading of a reverse osmosis seawater desalination plant, Gulf ...

 Aug 21 2014 - Generational Diversity Expert Dr. Chip Espinoza Completes Seminal Work MillennialsWorkMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Press) It is no secret that young adults commonly referred to as Millennials grew up in a culture radically different from those of the generations that preceded them. Not only were ...

 Aug 21 2014 - Hamas warns foreign airlines as Israel declares talks overArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) GAZA CITY Palestinian Territories: The armed wing of Hamas warned foreign airlines against flying into Tel Aviv on Wednesday and declared truce talks in Cairo over as a six-week ...

 Aug 21 2014 - Saudi- Iconic Urdu poet in Jeddah for mushairaArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) Some of the most-loved names in Urdu poetry will regale hundreds of expatriates with their couplets at the Indian Consulate's annual mushaira to be held at the International ...

 Aug 21 2014 - Saudi- PISJ-ES reports outstanding academic featArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) Students of the Pakistan International School-Jeddah (English Section) (PISJ-ES) have shown outstanding academic performance this year.According to the school's acting principal ...

 Aug 21 2014 - 77000 Saudi youth aspire for skilled jobsArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) With only three days left for submitting applications around 77000 Saudi men and women have enrolled for vocational training at the Colleges of Excellence (CoE) throughout the ...

 Aug 21 2014 - Saudi- Woman ordered to pay SR30000 for khulaArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) A court in Riyadh has ordered a woman to pay SR30000 for her to be able to separate from her husband after he injected her with a narcotic substance local media said.The man in ...

 Aug 21 2014 - Saudi- Shoura member to speak at world science conferenceArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) A leading Swiss scientific foundation has chosen a female Saudi Shoura Council member to speak alongside international personalities at a conference highlighting the role of ...

more...


 






Google

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

IPO News
Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

US Markets Details

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Investment Game
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary

My MENAFN
Portfolio Tracker

Voting

Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2000 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help