Banque Misr was established in 1920 by the pioneer
economist and financial expert Mohamed Talaat Harb Pasha,
who spearheaded the concept of investing in national savings and directing them towards economic and social development. Thus, Banque
Misr was established as the first wholly Egyptian - owned
Banque Misr has also established major investment funds
in Egypt, as part of a diversified portfolio, and
was granted an award by the Global Finance Treasury and Cash Management Awards
as the ‘Best Provider of Money Market Funds in Africa and the Middle East’ for
the years 2009 and 2010 and the ‘Best Provider of Money Market Funds in the
Middle East’ for the years 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015. The bank was also
awarded as the ‘Best Provider of Money Market Funds and Short-Term Investments
in the Middle East’ in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.
BM was also recognized as best Mandated Lead Arranger
in the Egyptian banking market and was ranked second best Bookrunner and
Mandated Lead Arranger across Africa in Bloomberg’s Global Syndicated Loans
League Tables for the third quarter of 2017.
Moreover, on the scale of the Middle East and North
Africa region, Banque Misr maintained its top ranking among Egyptian banks,
ranking at fifth place among Bookrunners and the sixth place among Mandated Lead
Arrangers in the MENA region for the third quarter of 2017.
A true pioneer in the region, Banque Misr became the
first bank in Egypt and North Africa to become compliant with PCI data security
standards, upon obtaining the latest version of the global Payment Card Industry Data Security
Standard (PCI DSS 3.2) certification. Utilizing the latest technology in the
banking sector, Banque Misr is constantly looking to expand customer access to
banking services. Today, Banque Misr is proud to offer one of Egypt’s largest
ATM networks, located across all areas of Egypt.
Banque Misr’s role is visible in all economic fields
due to its geographic outreach. The bank has about 14,500 employees, serving a large base of more than
eight million clients in Egypt, with a total paid-up capital amounting to EGP
The bank has about 600 electronically integrated local
branches, as well as five branches in the United Arab Emirates and one in
France, In addition, the bank boasts a regional and global presence, with
subsidiaries in Lebanon and Germany, as well as representative officies in
China and Russia and a global network of correspondents.
Banque Misr Corporate profile