The Kingdom's most highly acclaimed bank

Samba is the most internationally acclaimed bank in the Kingdom and the region, reaping more recognition from top publications and independent international organizations for its world class products and services than any other Saudi bank. Indeed, over the last two decades, Samba has been honored as the Best Bank in Saudi Arabia for virtually every year. Such unparalleled consistency shows Samba's enduring commitment to excellence, an unwavering commitment inspired by the trust and confidence of our customers through the years.

Awards won by Samba in 2016

Samba received 18 awards in 2016 (up to 31 July 2016)

  • Global Finance
    • Best Bank for Payments and Collections in the Middle East (2nd in a row).
    • Best Treasury & Cash Management Provider in Saudi Arabia.
    • Best Bank in Saudi Arabia (11th in a row).
    • Best Islamic Financial Institution (world Wide).
    • Best Islamic Financial Institution in Saudi Arabia.
    • Best consumer digital bank in Saudi Arabia.
    • Best online cash management offering in Middle East & Africa.
  • The Banker (Top 500 Banking Brands)
    • 3rd in the UAE by Brand Value.
    • 9th in the Middle East by Brand Value.
    • 149th in the World by Brand Value (Up 16 positions).
  • CPI Financial, publisher of Banker Middle East
    • Best Trade Finance KSA.
  • Euromoney (Private Banking and Wealth Management)
    • Best Investment Banking Capabilities in Saudi Arabia.
    • Best Commercial Banking Capabilities in Saudi Arabia.
    • Best International Clients in Saudi Arabia.
    • Best Innovative Technology - Client Experience in Saudi Arabia and 7th in the Middle East.
    • Best Innovative Technology - Back Office Systems in Saudi Arabia.
  • Institute of Public Administration
    • Best National Institution for Employment of Saudis Employees (Ninth Time).
  • Marine Money International
    • The coveted ECA - West Marine Money Deal of the Year Award for involvement in the Gener8 Maritime $963.7 Million Korean ECA-Backed Credit Facility.

Awards won by Samba in 2015

Total Number of Awards - 13

  • Global Finance
    • Best Bank for Payments and Collections in the Middle East.
    • Best Bank in Saudi Arabia (10th in a row).
    • Best Integrated Corporate Banking Site in the Middle East.
    • Safest Banks list for 2015, Samba ranked 1st in Saudi Arabia, 4th in the Middle East (11th safest bank in the emerging markets).
  • The Banker (Top 1000 World Bank Rankings)
    • World Rank: 121st (Tier One Capital - 138th Last Year) - Middle East Rank: 5th - Country Rank: 3rd (Tier One Capital).
    • 2nd Safest Bank in the World - 1st Safest Bank in the Middle East - 1st Safest Bank in Saudi Arabia.
  • By Country (in Saudi Arabia)
    • 3rd by Total Assets (last year 4th) - 2nd by Capital Assets Ratio (last year 3rd) - 7th by Return on Capital - 1st by Return on Assets (last year 2nd).
  • Forbes Middle East
    • Samba Ranked 11 in Forbes Middle East list for 20 strongest companies in the Arab world.
  • The Asian Banker
    • Best Data & Analytics Project in the Middle East.
  • Euromoney
    • Best Investment Banking Capabilities in Saudi Arabia.
    • Best Commercial Banking Capabilities in Saudi Arabia.
    • Best Research and Asset Allocation Advice in Saudi Arabia.
  • Institute of Public Administration
    • Best National Institution for Employment of Saudis Employees (Eighth Time).

Awards won by Samba in 2014

Total Number of Awards - 13

  • Global Finance
    • Best Foreign Exchange Provider in Saudi Arabia (8th in a row).
    • Best Bank in Saudi Arabia (9th in a row).
    • Best Corporate Internet Bank in Saudi Arabia.
    • Best Trade Finance Services in the Middle East and Africa (Internet Award).
    • Safest Banks list for 2014, Samba ranked 1st in Saudi Arabia, 4th in the Middle East and 50 worldwide (29 on Top 50 Safest Commercial Banks worldwide).
  • The Banker (Top 1000 World Bank Rankings)
    • World Rank: 138th (Tier One Capital - 143rd Last Year) - Middle East Rank: 5th - Country Rank: 3rd (Tier One Capital).
  • The Banker Middle East
    • Best Corporate Advisory Service in Saudi Arabia.
    • Best Customer Loyalty Program in Saudi Arabia.
  • Global Trade Review – MENA (GTR)
    • Best Trade Finance Bank in Saudi Arabia 2013.
    • Best Smart Branch Project in Middle East.
    • Best Brand Retail Building Initiative in Middle East.
  • The Asian Banker
    • Best Retail Bank in Saudi Arabia.
  • Euromoney
    • Best Bank for Real Estate in the whole Middle East region.

Awards won by Samba in 2013

Total Number of Awards - 17

  • Global Finance
    • Safest Banks list for 2013, Samba ranked 1st in Saudi Arabia, 4th in the Middle East and 46 worldwide(5th in a row).
    • Best Foreign Exchange Provider in Saudi Arabia.
    • Best Bank in Saudi Arabia.
    • Best Islamic Investment Bank.
    • Best Consumer Internet Bank in Saudi Arabia.
    • Best Integrated Consumer Bank Site in the Middle East and Africa.
    • Best Mobile Banking in the Middle East and Africa.
    • Best Corporate Internet Bank in Saudi Arabia.
    • Best Trade Finance Services in the Middle East and Africa (Internet Award).
    • Best Integrated Corporate Bank Site in the Middle East and Africa.
    • Best Corporate Information Security Initiatives in the Middle East and Africa.
    • Best Islamic Project Finance Provider.
    • Islamic Finance Deal of the Year:
      Jebel Ali Free Zone Islamic financing facility and sukuk - Islamic Financing Facility: Mandated lead arrangers and joint bookrunners:AbuDhabi Islamic Bank, Citi, Dubai Islamic Bank,EmiratesNBD, National Bank of Abu Dhabi, Samba Financial,Group and Standard Chartered Sukuk Joint lead managers and bookrunners:Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, Citi, Standard Chartered, Dubai Islamic Bank, Emirates NBD, National Bank of Abu Dhabi Joint lead manager:Samba Financial Group.
  • The Banker
    • Deal of the Year 2013 - Middle East - Infrastructure and Project Finance - $1.9bn Jubail Acrylates Complex project, Saudi Arabia.
    • Deal of the Year 2013 - Middle East - Islamic Finance -Jebel Ali Free Zone $2bn Sukuk refinancing, UAE.
  • Euromoney
    • Best Managed Company in Saudi Arabia (3rd in Middle East).
  • The Asian Banker
    • Best Retail Bank in Saudi Arabia.

Awards won by Samba in 2012

Total Number of Awards - 16

  • Global Finance
    • Samba is the only Saudi bank named on Global Finance's list of the 50 safest banks in the world (1st in Saudi Arabia, 43rd worldwide).
    • Best Bank in Saudi Arabia.
    • Best Foreign Exchange Provider in Saudi Arabia.
    • Best Consumer Internet Bank in Saudi Arabia.
    • Best Integrated Consumer Bank Site in the Middle East and Africa.
    • Best Project & Infrastructure Finance Financial Advisor in the Middle East and Africa.
    • Best Integrated Corporate Bank Site in the Middle East and Africa.
    • Best Corporate Information Security Initiatives in the Middle East and Africa.
    • Best Trade Finance Services in the Middle East & Africa (Internet Award).
    • Best Online Cash Management in the Middle East & Africa.
  • The Banker
    • Samba ranked 156th globally and 7th in the Middle East in list of the world's top 500 banking brands.
    • Samba ranked 136 globally, 3rd in the Middle East and 2nd in Saudi Arabia in The Banker Top 1000 banks list.
    • HIGHLY COMMENDED - Deal of the Year 2012 - Loans - Middle East - Emaar $698m forward start facility - Samba and RBS.
    • HIGHLY COMMENDED - Deal of the Year 2012 - Structured Finance - Middle East - DEWA $2bn water receivables securitization - Samba.
  • (ACC) Allied Compliance Consultants
    • Best Financial Institution in Compliance.
  • Institute of Public Administration
    • Best National Institution for Employment of Saudis Employees.

Awards won by Samba in 2011

Total Number of Awards - 10

  • Mr. Eisa Al-Eisa, Chairman "Lifetime Achievement" Award in the Middle East by CEO Middle East Magazine (ITP).
  • Global Finance
    • Best Bank in Saudi Arabia.
    • Best Foreign Exchange Provider in Saudi Arabia.
    • Best Consumer Internet Bank in Saudi Arabia.
    • Best Integrated Consumer Bank Site in the Middle East and Africa.
    • Best Information Security Initiatives in the Middle East and Africa.
    • Best Integrated Corporate Bank Site in the Middle East and Africa.
  • The Banker
    • Bank of the Year in Saudi Arabia.
  • The Asian Banker Technology Awards
    • The Best Payments Application.
    • The Best Banking Product Application.

Awards won by Samba in 2010

Total Number of Awards - 7

  • Mr. Eisa Al-Eisa receives "Lifetime Achievement" Award in Saudi Arabia by CEO Middle East Magazine (ITP).
  • Global Finance
    • Best Bank in Saudi Arabia.
    • Best Foreign Exchange Provider in Saudi Arabia.
    • Best Consumer Internet Bank in Saudi Arabia.
    • Best Consumer Internet Bank Web Site Design in the Middle East & Africa.
    • Best Integrated Consumer Bank Site in the Middle East & Africa.
    • Best Consumer Internet Bank Information Security Initiatives in Middle East & Africa.

Awards won by Samba in 2009

Total Number of Awards – 14

  • Mr. Eisa Al-Eisa receives Lifetime Achievement Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Development of Financial Services in the Middle East by QFC & Euromoney Magazine.
  • Mr. Eisa Al-Eisa Best CEOfor Banking & Financial Institutions Sector in Saudi Arabia by CEO Middle East Magazine (ITP).
  • Mr. Eisa Al-Eisa Best CEO in the Middle East by emeafinance magazine.
  • Mr. Eisa Al-Eisa Preferred CEO of the Year by HR Gathering & Awards.
  • Global Finance
    • Best Bank in Saudi Arabia.
    • Best Foreign Exchange Provider in Saudi Arabia.
    • Best Bank for Risk Management in the Middle East.
    • Best Corporate/ Institutional Internet Bank in Saudi Arabia.
    • Best Integrated Consumer Bank Site in the Middle East & Africa.
    • Best Integrated Corporate Bank Site in the Middle East & Africa.
  • emeafiance
    • Best New Bank in the UAE - Samba Dubai.
  • HR Gathering & Awards
    • Kingdom Employer of the Year.
  • The Banker Middle East Product Award (CPI Financial)
    • Best Customer Call Center.
  • The Asian Banker
    • Best Retail Bank in Saudi Arabia.

Awards won by Samba in 2008

Total Number of Awards – 14

  • Euromoney
    • Best Bank in Saudi Arabia.
    • Best Bank for Corporate Executives in Saudi Arabia.
  • Global Finance
    • Best Bank in Saudi Arabia.
    • Best Islamic Financial Institution in Saudi Arabia and GCC.
    • Best Trade Finance Bank in Saudi Arabia.
    • Best Foreign Exchange Provider in Saudi Arabia.
    • Best Corporate / Institutional Internet Bank in Saudi Arabia.
    • Best Consumer Internet Bank in the Middle East & Africa.
    • Best Integrated Consumer Bank Site in the Middle East & Africa.
    • Best Corporate Information and Security Initiatives in the Middle East & Africa.
  • Institute of Public Administration IPA
    • The Best Private Organization Hiring the largest number of IPA Graduates.
  • GateWayCNet
    • Arch of Europe for Quality and Technology Award.
  • Emeafiance
    • Best Local Bank in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
  • World Islamic Banking Conference
    • "Institutional Excellence Award" for Islamic Banking.

Awards won by Samba in 2007

Total Number of Awards - 34

  • Middle East Excellence Awards Institute
    • Mr. Eisa Al-Eisa CEO of the Year 2007.
  • Euromoney
    • Best Bank in Saudi Arabia.
    • Best Private Bank for High Net Worth Customers 2 ($10m - $30m)
    • Best Private Bank for Entrepreneurs.
    • Best Private Bank for Corporate Executive.
    • Best Private Bank for Relationship Management.
    • Best Private Bank for Private Equity Investment.
    • Best Private Bank for Structured Products.
    • Best Private Bank for Hedge Fund Investment.
    • Best Investment Bank in the Middle East.
    • Best Equity House in Saudi Arabia.
    • Best Bank in Saudi Arabia for Privacy & Security.
    • Best Bank in Saudi Arabia for Corporate Services to PB Clients.
    • Best Bank in Saudi Arabia for Fixed Income Portfolio Management.
    • Best Bank in Saudi Arabia for User Friendly Technology.
    • Best Bank in Saudi Arabia for Equity Portfolio Management.
    • Best Bank in Saudi Arabia for FX Investment.
  • Euromoney Project Finance
    • Middle East Telecoms Deal of the Year - Mobily.
    • Middle East IWPP Deal of the Year - Marafiq.
  • Global Finance
    • Best Bank in Saudi Arabia.
    • Best Investment Bank in the Middle East & Africa.
    • Best Foreign Exchange Bank in Saudi Arabia.
    • Best Trade Finance Bank in Saudi Arabia.
    • Best Consumer Internet Bank in Saudi Arabia.
    • Best Consumer Internet Bank in the Middle East & Africa.
    • Best Corporate/ Institutional Internet Bank in Saudi Arabia.
    • Best Corporate/ Institutional Internet Bank in the Middle East & Africa.
    • Best Corporate Information and Security Initiatives in the Middle East & Africa.
  • The Banker
    • Bank of the Year in Saudi Arabia.
    • Deal of the Year in Saudi Arabia.
  • IIR Middle East
    • Investor Relations Award in Saudi Arabia.
    • Lead Manager of the Year in Saudi Arabia.
    • Corporate Governance Award in Saudi Arabia.
  • Institute of Public Administration IPA
    • Best Employer in the Private Sector for 1427 - 1428 H.

Awards won by Samba in 2006

Total Number of Awards - 17

  • Euromoney
    • Best Bank in Saudi Arabia.
    • Best Treasury Bank in the Middle East.
    • Best Bank in Saudi Arabia for Use of Technology.
    • Best Bank in Saudi Arabia for Relationship Management.
    • Best Bank in Saudi Arabia for HNW 1 ($1m - $10m)
    • Best Bank in Saudi Arabia for Inherited Wealth.
  • Euromoney Project Finance
    • Global deal of the Year - SIPP.
    • Middle East Petrochemical Deal of the Year - Yanbu.
  • Emerging Markets
    • Best Bank in the Middle East.
  • Global Finance
    • Best Bank in Saudi Arabia.
    • Best Consumer Internet Bank in Saudi Arabia.
    • Best Corporate/ Institutional Internet Bank in Saudi Arabia.
    • Best Consumer Internet Bank in the Middle East & Africa.
    • Best Integrated Consumer Bank Site in the Middle East & Africa.
    • Best Corporate Online Cash Management in the Middle East & Africa.
    • Best Investment Bank in the Middle East & Africa.
  • The Banker
    • The Banker Technology Award.

Awards won by Samba in 2005

Total Number of Awards - 13

  • Euromoney
    • Best Bank in Saudi Arabia.
    • Best Private Bank in Saudi Arabia.
    • Best Debt House in Saudi Arabia.
  • Global Finance
    • Best Consumer Internet Bank in Saudi Arabia.
    • Best Integrated Consumer Bank Site in Saudi Arabia.
    • Best Corporate/ Institutional Internet Bank in Saudi Arabia.
    • Best Corporate Online Cash Management in Saudi Arabia.
    • Best Corporate Information and Security Initiatives in the Middle East & Africa.
    • Best Equity Bank in Saudi Arabia.
  • The Banker
    • Bank of the Year in Saudi Arabia.
    • Deal of the Year in Saudi Arabia.
  • Capital Markets Authority
    • Best Overall All Fund Manager in Saudi Arabia.
  • Arabian Business
    • Best Online Bank in Saudi Arabia.