(MENAFN -Khaleej Times) the board also approved the financial statements and auditors? report for 2013 as well as the estimated budget and auditors? nomination for2014
The board of directors of the uae banks federation a professional representative body representing 49 member banks operating in the uae met in dubai to approve its annual report for 2013 and to review progress on the organisation’s plan for 2014.
The board also approved the financial statements and auditors’ report for 2013 as well as the estimated budget and auditors’ nomination for2014.
During the meeting the board reviewed the major achievements of the past year which include initiating and launching the code of conduct organising the federation’s first annual event the middle east banking forum. the significant role the federation played on subjects such as the mortgage loans cap liquidity regulation of banks monitoring of large exposure limits the establishment of al etihad credit bureau instituting the regulations for appointing banking experts.
The federation’s annual report highlights key economic and banking developments for the year which reflect a strong performance and growth across almost all indicators resulting in comfortable liquidity strong capital base and high capital adequacy ratio in the industry as a whole.uae banks achieved growth in total assets of 13.1 per cent to
dh2025 billion in 2013 compared to dh1791.6 billion in 2012 enabling the banking sector to remain the largest in the arab world in terms of assets while deposits increased from dh1167.8 billion in 2012 to dh1278.9 billion in 2013.
The board reviewed the federation’s plan for 2014 which aims to boost cooperation coordination and consultation with the central bank and all bank members ministries and other government entities on all issues related to the banking sector as well to promote emiratisation in the banking sector and develop cooperation and harmony among the member banks to perform their role in economic development social responsibility and customers protection.
The meeting was concluded with an agreement to convene the federation annual general assembly meeting in april 2014.