Shafaq News/ The National Bank of Iraq stated, on Sunday, that the “positive” credit rating it obtained from the international credit rating agencies, Moody’s and Capital Intelligence, reflected the bank’s “strong financial position and creditworthiness,” which contributed to increasing customers’ “confidence.” shareholders and investors, and enhanced its ability to “grow and prosper.”
Moody’s rated the bank’s long- and short-term deposits in local currency at B3, while Capital Intelligence rated the bank’s short-term deposits in foreign currency at B.
The bank said in a statement today that these classifications are the “cornerstone” of the National Bank of Iraq’s journey towards a “promising future,” especially as they confirm the soundness of the bank’s strategy, its distinguished reputation, and its advanced position within banking financial institutions at the local and regional levels.
The statement added that the National Bank of Iraq, “thanks to these classifications, has become a reliable reference for customers regarding banking services, as the increased confidence of customers enhances the volume of deposits and loan activity, which contributes to enhancing the bank’s resources and its ability to better meet the needs of its customers.”
According to the statement, “The bank’s credit rating is considered a strong signal to investors and donors about its ability to bear risks and achieve a sustainable return, as this support reflects confidence in correct management and financial stability, attracts new investments and enhances its capital.”
For his part, the authorized director of the National Bank of Iraq, Ayman Abu Dhaim, confirmed that “the positive credit ratings obtained by the National Bank of Iraq reflect the efforts made by the bank to enhance the soundness and strength of its financial position, including increasing its capital and improving its risk management.”
The statement indicated that, “Today, the National Bank of Iraq tops the list of banks operating in the Iraqi banking market, in terms of total assets that approached 2.8 billion dollars, supported by a growth in customer deposits of about 91%, while the bank has a growing customer base that today has reached about 200,000 customers being served.” Through more than 1,000 employees, 27 branches and 200 ATMs.”