NDB Shareek Islamic Banking Unit was recognized with the Bronze Award for window/unit of the year 2021/2022 at the much celebrated Islamic Finance Forum of South Asia (IFFSA) Awards held recently at Shangri-La Hotel Colombo.This award recognizes NDB Bank in the non-interest based Islamic Banking & Finance industry sectors placing them amongst South Asian countries such as India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Maldives.
The NDB Islamic Banking Unit (IBU) was established in 2014, to deliver Sharia compliant Islamic Banking to our valued customers. NDB IBU caters to all customer segments, i.e. retail mass, Business Banking, high net worth individuals under Privilege Banking, SMEs, corporates and project & infrastructure financing deals. It also serves the Bank’s strategic purpose of having a dedicated IB window for our customers with fully-fledged banking solutions and advisory support, facilitated by eminent Sharia scholars, thereby making NDB a universal bank.
NDB Shareek offers the full spectrum of our products to assist customers. We offer Diminishing Musharakah facilities to individuals, SMEs as well as corporates for the purposes of housing, project financing for hydro power generation, poultry, solar and manufacturing. Meanwhile through our Wakala facilities we fulfill the working capital requirements of importers and exporters, catering to their trading, local and import financing needs. On the liabilities side, the Mudharabah and Wakala deposits offer attractive returns from small to high net worth individuals in Sri Lankan Rupees and any designated currency accepted to the Bank. Further to strengthen the women who contribute we have offered the Araliya savings scheme which provides better prospects in addition to the profits. It is noteworthy to mention here that all facilities that are offered to customers are carefully evaluated to ensure the end use of funds is according to the Sharia principles.
IFFSA has firmly taken root with India,Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and the Maldives offering Islamic Finance (IF) as a mainstream product, under the purview of the respective regulatory bodies. Amendments have also been made to the various Banking and Finance Acts and Regulations in order to encapsulate Islamic Banking within its framework.
NDB Bank was recently named the Best Bank in Sri Lanka by Euromoney, making it the fourth major award received from the world’s most prestigious publications in financial services – Euromoney, Global Finance and The Banker. This win for NDB comes in the light of being named the “Most Awarded Corporate 2021” as per LMD ranking. The Bank was also recently named one of the “Top 50 Best Workplaces in Sri Lanka 2022” by Great Place To Work, USA. NDB is the 4th largest listed bank in Sri Lanka and the parent company of the NDB Group. The only financial services group in Sri Lanka, NDB Group is uniquely positioned towards assisting the growth and development of the Sri Lankan financial market to provide its customers seamless access to the product and service offerings of all its group companies.