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Our History

HISTORY

Our History

We are Bahrain’s first locally owned bank. Every day, across the years, we develop our capabilities, using our expertise to better serve those who put their trust in us. Regionally present and dedicated to our local community, our history is Bahrain’s.

  • Established in 1957 as Bahrain’s first locally owned Bank.
  • NBB has grown steadily to become the Kingdom’s leading provider of retail and commercial banking services. With a major share of the total domestic commercial banking market and the largest network of 25 branches and 61 ATMs, NBB plays a key role in the local economy.
  • Publicly listed on the Bahrain Bourse, the Bank is owned 44.94% by private and institutional shareholders, mainly Bahrainis, 44.18% by Bahrain Mumtalakat Holding Company, which is 100% owned by the Government of the Kingdom of Bahrain and 10.88% by Social Insurance Organization.
  • NBB continues to diversify and develop capabilities to capture business opportunities in the Gulf region and international markets. Our Abu Dhabi and Riyadh branch lead the way in this initiative.