Qatar's Financial Services Sector


Contribution of the Financial Services sector to the GDP of Qatar


Banks in Qatar

Qatar National Bank Group operates in more than 31 countries.

Key Organizations

Qatar Central Bank (QCB)

QCB is the monetary authority of the country. QCB is responsible for the country’s banking and monetary policy and regulating the financial sector in a way that maintains and improves the stability of the national economy.

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Qatar National Bank (QNB)

QNB is the largest bank in Qatar and the largest financial institution in the Middle East and Africa. It stretches across thirty countries in three continents where it provides a variety of financial products and services through over 1,200 branches.

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Al Khaliji Commercial Bank

Al Khaliji Commercial Bank ("al khaliji") offers a wide range of banking products and services to premium, business, corporate, and international customers in Qatar, the UAE, and France.

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Investment Promotion Agency Qatar (IPA Qatar)

The IPA Qatar oversees investment promotion activities under the Invest Qatar brand and acts as the country’s umbrella organization for foreign direct investment attraction.

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Qatar Financial Centre (QFC)

QFC is one of the world's leading and fastest growing onshore business and financial centers. QFC offers service based companies 100% foreign ownership.

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Ministry of Finance (MOF)

Qatar’s Ministry of Finance (MOF) regulates financial policies and oversees the public finances. Its responsibilities include drafting and implementing the annual state budget and managing the fiscal strategy.

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Alfardan Group

Alfardan Group is a family run business that specializes in luxury products and services and delivers some of the world’s most-recognizable brands to the Qatari market.

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Salam International

Salam International is a public shareholding company involved in various industrial sectors. The company establishes, incorporates, acquires, and owns enterprises in the commercial, industrial, educational, real estate, financial, and service sectors.

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Qatar Development Bank (QDB)

QDB is a financial entity owned by the government with the purpose of investing in and developing local industries and supporting small and medium sized enterprises in Qatar.

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Qatar Stock Exchange (QSE)

The goal of the QSE is to support Qatar’s economy by giving investors a platform where they can trade fairly and efficiently. The QSE is part of a national strategy that seeks to make Qatar a world class international market.

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MetLife is one of the world's leading financial services companies, providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits, and asset management to help its individual and institutional customers.

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Visa is a global payments technology company that connects consumers, businesses, financial institutions, and governments to fast, secure and reliable credit and business transactions.

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Qatar Financial Markets Authority (QFMA)

The QFMA was established as an independent regulatory authority designed to supervise the financial markets and firms that have received authorization to engage in activities related to securities in or from the State of Qatar.

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Qatar Fintech Hub (QFTH)

QFTH seeks to bring together a community of fintech entrepreneurs, industry experts, regulators, and investors for the purpose of developing new financial technologies. QFTH supports Qatar’s vision to become a leading global fintech hub.

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Qatar Chamber of Commerce & Industry (QCCI)

The QCCI was established in 1963, and its primary function is to organize business interests and represent the Qatari private sector both locally and internationally and to support the country’s economic actors and productivity.

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Qatari Businessmen Association (QBA)

The key function of QBA is to work as the link between Qatar’s strategic plans and the activities of Qatari businessmen. QBA aims to play a leading role in the development of private sector activities at the local and international levels.

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Qatar Insurance Company (QIC)

Established in 1964, QIC was the first domestic insurance company in the State of Qatar. Today, QIC is the market leader in Qatar and a dominant insurer in the GCC and MENA region.

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