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About Us

In 2006, Byblos Bank became the first Lebanese bank to open a branch in Iraq as the country began to emerge from decades of conflict and hardship. Iraq had become a focal point for many Lebanese businesspeople as they took part in the rebuilding process, and it only made sense for us to follow, bringing with us the world-class products and services required to get the job done right.

Our presence in Iraq is managed as an extension of our domestic Lebanese market, meaning that our branches in Baghdad, Basra, Erbil, and Sulaymaniyah are actually branches of Byblos Bank S.A.L. This ensures that all Byblos Bank operations in Iraq receive the closest possible attention from Headquarters in Beirut – and demonstrates the high priority we attach to the Iraqi market. We want to make sure that our customers in Iraq receive the same levels of service they have come to expect on our home turf.
Byblos Bank is Your Bank For Life because we truly care about what matters most to you and want to empower you so you can better manage your finances. As a full-service financial institution, we offer you world-class support, provide our employees with fulfilling careers, and empower communities with economic benefits. A leading bank in Lebanon with a solid presence in strategic countries on three continents, we are an invaluable partner for your endeavors. Through our overseas subsidiaries and branches, we also give you access to commercial banking and other financial activities in Europe and the MENA region. Our long record of helping clients manage their affairs, even at the most difficult times in the most challenging environments, speaks for itself. 

The power and versatility Byblos Bank offers you is the result of values associated with traditional banking: a conservative approach to risk; total commitment to the overlapping interests of our customers, investors, and employees; and real faith in the virtues of hard work. Upholding these values drives us to continually update our products and services to meet your diverse and evolving needs.  

Our Brand and Our Values

At Byblos Bank, “Your Bank For Life” is more than just a marketing slogan. It’s a philosophy that shapes everything we do for you.  

We have built everything we are on the experiences of all your yesterdays, the beliefs and concerns you’ve carried with you, and the milestones that have brought you where you are today. We continue to grow by catering to your present reality – the simple things in life, the harder moments, and the promise that every minute holds. We evolve by addressing the dreams you have for tomorrow, your future, everything you’ve worked so hard for, and all the discoveries that await you. Understanding what matters most to you gives us purpose and is at the heart of what we do every single day.

We believe in providing real banking for real life, and we achieve this by always remaining true to our values:

  • Integrity
  • Performance
  • Customer Focus
  • Teamwork

Our History

With roots dating back to 1950, Byblos Bank welcomed its first banking clients in 1963 in Jbeil (Byblos), Lebanon. What was to become the Byblos Bank Group rapidly evolved into a leading financial institution focused on offering services and products that make a difference to your life and help you take charge of your finances. To serve your needs, today we have an extensive branch network across Lebanon and in several countries, including Armenia, Belgium, Cyprus, France, Iraq, Nigeria, the United Arab Emirates, and the United Kingdom.

To know more, about the Network and Structure of Byblos Bank, click here.

Byblos Bank became the first Lebanese bank to open a branch in Erbil, the capital of Iraqi Kurdistan, on 16 May 2007, extending world-class services to both local and international companies and individuals. The Baghdad, Basra and Sulaymaniyah branches followed with a wide range of services and products covering business and personal banking, including transfers and trade finance (letters of credit, letters of guarantee, and documentary collections). In addition, Byblos Bank operates a referral business from other international banks.

As with all Byblos Bank branches in Lebanon and abroad, the Iraq branches’ operations are centralized at the Group’s Head Office in Beirut and therefore benefit from all the experience, expertise, and state-of-the-art practices that our customers have come to expect.

  • 2007

    Opening of Erbil Branch (Kurdistan) – the first branch of a Lebanese bank in Iraq
  • 2010

    Opening of a Main Branch in Baghdad
  • 2012

    Opening of Byblos Bank’s third branch in Iraq in the city of Basra. Launch of retail lending in Erbil
  • 2013

    Launch of Online Banking for corporate clients in Iraq
  • 2015

    Opening of a branch in Sulaymaniyah, making Byblos Bank the first international bank in the city
  • 2016

    Launch of debit cards and group offerings in Iraq

Business Lines

Byblos Bank offers a wide range of products and services that meet your needs, simplify your life, and help your company prosper. 
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