Information Before Decision

Banks in UK

Gulf International Bank (UK) Limited

About Gulf International Bank (UK) Limited

Gulf International Bank B.S.C. (GIB) was established in the Kingdom of Bahrain in 1975, and commenced operations in 1976.

GIB opened its first representative office in London in 1978, upgrading it to full branch status in 1979. In 1980, it opened a New York office – the first US branch of any Arab bank. During the 1980s, GIB increased its GCC focus, attracting capital to the region by financing major infrastructure deals in association with leading international institutions.

GIB opened representative offices in Abu Dhabi in 1990 (which became a full wholesale commercial branch in 2015) and another in Beirut in 1994 to support its regional activities, attracting business to its Bahrain hub from Middle Eastern markets in the Levant and lower Gulf, while at the same time servicing clients in Lebanon and the UAE.

In 1999, GIB acquired the London-based Saudi International Bank (SIB), which was subsequently renamed Gulf International Bank (UK) Limited, creating a larger, more versatile banking group. GIB (UK) is a fully owned subsidiary of GIB and currently forms the asset management function of GIB… Continue reading about Gulf International Bank (UK) Limited here.


Go directly to Gulf International Bank (UK) Limited online banking.

Leave a Reply