Published On: Mon, Oct 13th, 2014

National Bank of Fujairah establishes equipment finance unit

National Bank of Fujairah establishes equipment finance unit

National Bank of Fujairah establishes equipment finance unit

The National Bank of Fujairah (NBF) today announced the official launch of an equipment finance unit capable of supporting not just asset acquisition requirements for companies, but the financing arrangements of equipment manufacturers and distributors operating in the U.A.E..

NBF’s equipment finance unit is part of the bank’s corporate and institutional banking division, and comprises a dedicated team of specialists well-versed in the commercial assets and equipment funding requirements of multiple industries.

NBF’s equipment finance team will provide tailored solutions to companies and vendors in sectors ranging from transportation and logistics to healthcare and manufacturing. It has already closed over AED 50 million of business deals and signed strategic alliances with a number of leading equipment distributors to support their sales and distribution efforts with structured financial offerings.

Vikram Pradhan, NBF’s Head of Corporate and Institutional Banking (C&IB), says that the new unit’s formation is consistent with the bank’s approach of leveraging expertise and experience across multiple disciplines and business strengths on behalf of its clients; C&IB, for instance, comprises units dedicated to specialised sectors from precious metals to energy and marine and routinely incorporates NBF’s award-winning trade finance and treasury services into its business solutions for customers.

CEO Vince Cook says, “NBF is well known for its commitment to the U.A.E.’s corporate and SME market. The establishment of a specialised equipment financing unit is a natural extension of our comprehensive approach to servicing our customer’s needs.

“To that end, we are proud to have on board a team that not only possesses a strong understanding of multiple asset classes from vehicles to industrial machinery and equipment, but an enviable track record in providing diverse capital expenditure and vendor financing solutions to companies in the U.A.E..

We look forward to complementing this new feature with the bank’s existing capabilities, so as to provide a more comprehensive approach towards fulfilling the business needs of our clients. With this newfound capability, we will also be in a better position to partner companies across the supply chain, from manufacturers to distributors, as they market their products across the country.” Widely recognised as a leader in business banking, treasury and trade finance, NBF counts Banker Middle East’s “Best Domestic Commercial Bank” and “Best Customer Service – Corporate and Investment Banking” amongst its industry plaudits. Recent efforts at enhancing its service suite include NBF Islamic, a Sharia banking proposition that will eventually be broadened to support companies and businesses in the U.A.E..

Source : WAM News Agency for United Arab Emirates

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