Financing with Sharia principles

SMBC Group has over three decades of experience in the Middle East, and has dedicated Islamic finance teams based in London and Malaysia.

The London team is supported by a hub in Dubai, which offers banking instruments through its Islamic finance window, endorsed by the Dubai Financial Services Authority, and a network of regional SMBC Group offices in Abu Dhabi, Doha, Istanbul and Riyadh.

SMBC Group’s Islamic finance team covers project, asset and trade finance, corporate lending and treasury products. The bank principally aims at offering and delivering Islamic finance solutions in accordance with the preference of its customers, and in line with market optimisation criteria.

SMBC Group’s Islamic finance team strongly believes in partnering with regional players in order to enhance customer service. It has established a network of solid working relationships with both regional multinational Islamic financial institutions and national Islamic banks in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region.


  • Project finance (including energy, power, infrastructure and transport)
  • Aircraft and maritime finance
  • Corporate lending
  • Financial institutions and Islamic multilateral agencies
  • Trade finance
  • Treasury products and hedging instruments