His Highness Prince Andrew, Duke of York, invited and encouraged KFH to extend its business to London, being the largest and most significant financial center in the world and one that enjoys numerous advantages that attract the global financial and business community.
Prince Andrew addressed the KFH Commercial Sector General Manager, Mr. Ahmed Al-Khaled, who welcomed the prince at the KFH booth at the British Exhibition in Kuwait, stating "Since KFH is one of the most prominent Islamic banks, then we anxiously await the arrival of your business to London".
On his part, Mr. Al-Khaled assured the prince that KFH has conducted and executed several substantial deals in London. He expressed that KFH is highly interested in London and added that with the technological advancements, geographical distance no longer presents an obstacle in doing business, not ignoring the importance of actual presence in the market.
Mr. Al-Khaled also presented a brief on KFH's achievements and performances over the 30 years since its inception until today, where it has established itself as the leader in an industry that is witnessing the highest growth rates amongst all other sectors of the economy.
Mr. Al-Khaled clarified that trust in KFH and credibility is the essential differentiating factor along with providing outstanding products and services that satisfy and cater to all the needs of the client.
Furthermore, Mr. Al-Khaled added that KFH has a vast network of branches locally that cover all areas of the market and has the largest Car showroom as well as a large number of suppliers in various sectors enabling KFH to be the biggest market developer and a key driver of the national economy.
Mr. Al-Khaled pointed out that stemming from the policy of the internationalization and globalization of the institution, KFH established a number of banks outside Kuwait making them a link between Kuwait, Gulf, and other economies. KFH Turkey is an ideal example. With 100 branches throughout Turkey, KFH is viewed as a gateway into Europe. Similarly, KFH Malaysia plays a key role in linking common interests of Kuwait and the Gulf with Malaysia and Far East Asia, which is considered a region with strong economic growth and attracts the interest of plenty of investors worldwide. KFH Bahrain plays a similar important role.
Moreover, KFH managed to accomplish major steps and phases in establishing banks and investment companies in Saudi Arabia and Morocco.