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Al Baraka Islamic Bank receives two awards for its Mastercard Credit Card design

June 21, 2021
islamic finance

Al Baraka Islamic Bank, has been awarded Best Credit Card Design from MasterCard as well as Best Innovative Card Design by the Global Economics Award.

The credit card was created by Al Baraka’s talented Card Center team, as part of an internal engagement initiative that aimed at teambuilding, creating more opportunities for experimentation and creativity. Held at a resin art studio, the activity enabled the Card Center team to tap into their creative skills and collaborate towards producing the award-winning artwork.

Commenting on this occasion, Ms. Fatema AlAlawi, Head of Retail Banking at Al Baraka Islamic Bank said: “We are exceptionally proud to be receiving an award for our winning credit card, for the first time the design process being carried out by our creative team from the Card Centre at Al Baraka. This comes as part of our initiative to foster a creative workplace culture and instil a sense of ownership, loyalty, and pride amongst our employees following the successful initiative.”

“On behalf of the Bank, we would like to extend our gratitude to the awarding parties for the recognition of the hard work and attention to detail that went into developing the newly designed cards. She added “We would also like to laud the efforts of our staff members and talented support team in creating the new card designs”.

Following the success of Al Baraka’s team, an art exhibition was held to showcase artworks make by the bank’s talented employees. Members of the Bank were invited to view the award-winning design alongside other employees’ artworks.

“This award-winning design is a wonderful example of a project that taps into the power of collaboration, inclusion, and art as a passion – all in one go. We commend Al Baraka Bank on an exemplary outcome and artistic showcase to complement MasterCard’s secure payment technology that underpins this Gold credit card,” said J.K. Khalil, Country Manager, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain & Levant, MasterCard.

The Global Economics Awards recognize the achievements and accomplishments of institutions within the global banking industry and covers an array of fields, ranging from retail and private to commercial and investment banking.

With its establishment in 1984 in the Kingdom of Bahrain, Al Baraka Islamic Bank B.S.C. – Bahrain has a longstanding track record of delivering excellence, innovation and superior results. The Bank ranks among the leading providers of Islamic banking products and services to its international clientele and focuses primarily on developing innovative and distinguished Investment solutions in compliance with Islamic Sharia principles, supported by its sound financial solutions.