Doha, 26 October 2015, QNB, The Leading Financial Institution in the Middle East and North Africa, extended its support, as the Gold sponsor, to the International Conference on Access to Financing SMEs and Entrepreneurs in the Arab World. The two-day conference, which was organized by Qatar University, College of Business and Economics, witnessed a large number of participants and attendees from many countries across the world.
The conference aimed at encouraging academics, researchers, practitioners and policy makers to disseminate and exchange knowledge about the use of global benchmarking indicators of the business environment in the Arab world. Participants also looked at better alternatives to articulate the positive impact of efforts and initiatives that aim at developing SMEs, private sector and the economies of Arab world.
As the largest financial institution in Qatar, QNB has always designed innovative and state-of-the-art solutions to support SMEs and its development in the country. The bank introduced bespoke products that meet and exceed the growing demands of SME customers, while giving them enhanced finance facilities that aligned and work in collaboration with the bank’s partners from both private sector and the government.
With a dedicated team to help and support SME customers, QNB offers a 24 hour turnaround time for Account Turnover Facilities and Professional Loans, a tool that is considered one of the most convenient and fastest approval processes of professional loans. QNB believes that SMEs are drivers of the national economy and prime contributors to the Qatar 2030 Vision.
QNB Group’s presence through its subsidiaries and associate companies extends to more than 27 countries across three continents providing a comprehensive range of advanced products and services. The total number of employees is more than 15,000 operating through more than 635 locations, with an ATM network of more than 1,350 machines