Kuwait Finance House
Incorporated in 1977 as the first bank operating in accordance with the Islamic principles of Shariah, Kuwait Finance House K.S.C. (KFH) has emerged as one of the leading Islamic banks in the world. KFH has business operations in Bahrain, Turkey, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Malaysia as well as affiliates in the United Arab Emirates, Oman and Bangladesh. Dubbed the 'Harvard of Islamic banks' in the 2007 issue of Forbes magazine, KFH has earned global recognition, having received numerous prestigious local and international awards. The accolades attest the financial strength, quality of assets and the efficiency and professionalism of its employees.
Kuwait Finance House (Malaysia) Berhad
Kuwait Finance House (Malaysia) Berhad (KFH Malaysia) is the first foreign Islamic bank that was granted a licence under the Islamic Banking Act (Malaysia) 1983 on 8 May 2005. KFH Malaysia commenced Branch Operations on 8 August 2005. A wholly-owned subsidiary of KFH, the move to set up an office in Malaysia was on the heels of Bank Negara Malaysia's (BNM's) decision to open up the country's Islamic banking industry to qualified foreign players as recommended under its Financial Sector Master Plan. As the regional headquarters of KFH in the Asia-Pacific region, our main role is to provide innovative Shariah-based financial solutions to our customers. In addition, we act as the intermediary and facilitator to promote two-way investments and trade between Malaysia, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East. Our wholly-owned subsidiary, Kuwait Finance House (Labuan) Berhad is licenced to carry on offshore banking business in the Federal Territory of Labuan.
We offer a complete range of Shariah-based financial products and services under Corporate and Investment, Commercial, and Retail and Consumer Banking as well as Treasury and International Business. In addition, we have established KFH Asset Management Sdn Bhd to provide asset and fund management activities, encompassing private equity, alternative investments and unit trusts.