Doha, 5 January 2015 - QNB Group, “One of the World’s Strongest Banks”, has revealed a key milestone in its global banking ambitions with the announcement of its new domain name QNB.com
Starting from 6 January 2015, this significant next step in QNB’s vision takes effect and aligns with the prudent, strategic expansion undertaken in recent years which now sees the QNB Group operating in more than 26 countries and across Asia, Africa and Europe.
Whilst highlighting the reputational significance of the new website name change, QNB is keen to point out that customers will not be impacted by the new developments, and the old website address www.qnb.com.qa will continue to operate.
It will be “business as usual” for the customers of Qatar’s biggest bank and a leading Financial Institution in the MENA Region. Customers are simply encouraged to save the new name of QNB.com onto their browsers and continue to go about their normal banking business across QNB’s extensive channel network.
Commenting on the importance of the new website address, QNB Group Executive General Manager and Chief Operating Officer – Ali Rashid Al-Mohannadi said:
“Global Recognition comes in many forms and this is the next step in working towards our stated global banking ambitions.
The QNB Brand has been at the heart of our recent expansion drive and it seems only fitting that this momentum is complemented by the establishment of a global domain website address. Importantly, we will ensure that this website address change has no impact or adverse implications for our customers. They will continue to receive our best efforts in providing innovative products and a quality service no matter where they are located across the QNB network.
QNB.com is a symbol of both our vision and our ambitions and we firmly believe that this will be a major step in our drive to become a Middle East and Africa Icon by 2017’’.
In addition to the new website address, QNB has achieved the following recent global recognitions:
• Maintaining amongst the highest credit ratings in the MENA Region from international credit ratings Standard & Poors (A+), Fitch (A+), Moody’s (Aa3) and Capital Intelligence (AA-)
• Brand Finance ranking QNB the most valuable Banking Brand in The Middle East and North Africa with a value of $1.81 billion. This placed the QNB Group 101st in their Global Rankings in 2014.
• Awarded “Best Bank in The Middle East” by both Euromoney Magazine and The Banker Magazine
• Recognised as “One of the Top 50 Safest Banks in the World” by Global Finance Magazine in 2014.