Financing with Sharia principles

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, and has established a network of solid working relationships with national Islamic financial institutions in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region.

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 network of regional SMBC Group offices in Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Doha, Dubai, Istanbul and Riyadh.


  • To be a leading participant in one of the fastest growing and increasingly strategic sectors of global finance.
  • To confirm SMBC Group’s commitment to the member states of the GCC, and continue to support the regional growth requirements.
  • To complement SMBC Group’s well-established and deep coverage in markets where Islamic finance plays an increasingly important role.
  • To support national and multilateral initiatives aimed at further developing Islamic finance markets.

Islamic finance covers a wide range of products

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