Hong Leong Islamic Bank Berhad (HLISB) spreads its wings to the East Coast Region
Kuala Lumpur, 16 September 2008
Hong Leong Islamic Bank (HLISB) in line with its continuous efforts and commitment to meet the ever-increasing needs of its valued customers, todayofficially opened its Kota Bharu branch, its third branch and the first outside the Klang Valley.
The HLISB Kota Bharu branch complements the two other existing branches in Shah Alam and Jalan Perak in Kuala Lumpur. "The opening of the third branch isdesigned to meet the needs of a growing customer base," said En Khalid Bhaimia, Managing Director of HLISB.
The launch of the new branch in Kota Bharu is a concrete step towards further strengthening HLISB's relationship with the local community. Based onfeedback from customers, both within the immediate vicinity of the branch as well as from the surrounding areas, there is a need for a full fledged IslamicBank in the locality. As proof that the Bank has the customer at the heart of what it does, HLISB decided it was time to set up a bank branch in the area."We strive to understand and meet the needs of our customers. By setting up this branch here, we are responding to customer feedback," stressed En Khalid.
The newly refurbished interior of the Bank gives off a friendly ambience immediately putting customers at ease while performing their transactions at thebranch. A special area dedicated to E-banking was also designed with the customer's convenience in mind. Customers can also opt to transact usingself-service terminals - the ATM, cash deposit and cheque deposit machines.
The branch is also able to offer customers a wide range of innovative solutions covering areas like structured finance, capital market, personal financialservices and wealth management based on the tenets and principles of Shariah. In conjunction with the branch opening, attractive campaigns on deposits andfinancing were also introduced for the benefit of existing and new customers.
"We fully subscribe to the objectives of the Malaysian government to promote Malaysia as a center for Islamic finance. Slowly but surely, HLISB is helpingto provide the market with the much needed Shariah-compliant products and services," commented En Khalid.
The opening of the third HLISB branch was also attended by the honourable Menteri Besar of Kelantan, YAB Tuan Guru Dato' Haji Nik Abdul Aziz B Haji Nik Matwho took part in the ribbon cutting ceremony.
After the opening ceremony, guests broke fast together at the branch premises. In celebration of the opening of the new branch, HLISB sponsored thebreaking of fast at the Muhammadi mosque in Kota Bharu. In conjunction with the holy month of Ramadan, HLISB took the opportunity to donate RM10,000.00 totwo charitable organizations namely Rumah Seri Kenangan and Sekolah Menengah Agama (A) Darul Anuar. HLISB also presented the payment of tithe to MajlisAgama Islam Kelantan (MAIK).
Press Release - 16/09/2008
Group Corporate Affairs & Public Relations
Hong Leong Bank Berhad
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