16/12/2013 07:43 AST

First Finance Company (FFC), a member of the Barwa Bank Group, was recognised as “Best SME Finance House in the Middle East” at the Islamic Business & Finance Awards 2013, in a ceremony held at the Jumeirah Emirates Hotel in Dubai on11 December.

Eslah Assem Awad, CEO, FFC received the award and said, “We are delighted to receive this award from CPI Financial and I congratulate the entire FFC team for their outstanding contribution to our success in positioning FFC as a leader in not only the Qatari financial sector, but across the Middle East.”

FFC offers a comprehensive range of products for SMEs, including one of its latest aimed at providing start-up finance with flexible conditions. The first of its kind in Qatar, the new SME finance product is an attractive offering with its easy instalment plan, convenient grace period, simple procedures, flexibility of down payment - and is 100 per cent Shari’ah compliant.

“FFC aims to encourage all people in Qatar to turn their creative thinking into reality, from empowering Qatari females to start their own businesses, to expatriates who would like to introduce a new innovative product or service to Qatar. We strive continuously to be the best in the finance market, and receiving both industry and customer recognition for our excellence in financial services is a testament to this” said Assem.

“FFC’s watchwords are simplicity, flexibility and customer-care, and we continue to ensure that we deliver on each of these important elements by offering a wide range of bespoke, Shari’ah-compliant finance solutions” concluded Assem.

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