Previously, we talked about Doha Bank’s personal loan, which is available to both Qatari nationals and expat residents. This time around, we will discuss similar products offered by another major bank in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA): Mashreq Bank.
Headquartered in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Mashreq bank has more than 50 years of experience in the banking sector. If you are planning to apply for a loan to buy a house, purchase a car, pay for your child’s tuition, and other purposes — you should definitely consider getting a loan from this award-winning institution!
Guide to Mashreq Bank’s Personal Loans
Before anything else, let us talk a little bit more about Mashreq Bank — its history, vision and mission, and the various services that it offers.
About Mashreq Bank
Mashreq Bank was founded in Dubai, in January 1967; it is one of the oldest banks in the UAE. Since then, it has become a leading financial institution not only in the Emirates, but across the Middle East. Through its international offices, Mashreq also has a strong presence in Europe, Africa, Asia, and the United States.
In 1971, Mashreq Bank opened its first office in Doha, Qatar. It was the bank’s first venture outside the UAE… a very historic move, indeed! These days, Mashreq has branches in the UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Egypt, Kuwait, and India. Its international network also includes representative offices in Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh, and Shanghai, China.
Notably, Mashreq Bank envisions to be “the region’s most progressive bank, enabling innovative possibilities for our colleagues, clients, and communities.”
Over the years, the bank has received numerous awards, such as: Most Innovative Bank in the Middle East (from Euromoney, 2022); Best Private Bank for Digital Customer Service in the Middle East (Wealth Tech Awards, 2023); and Best Islamic Digital Bank – Global (Euromoney Islamic Finance Awards, 2023).
Mashreq Bank’s Products and Services
Mashreq Bank caters to individuals as well as corporate customers, both locally and internationally. It provides a wide range of products and services, such as: savings accounts, current accounts, fixed deposit accounts, credit cards, debit cards, personal loans, trade services, and international fund transfers.
Furthermore, the bank also serves as an insurance agent, offering life insurance, accident insurance, home insurance, auto insurance, travel insurance, employment insurance, and much more.
Notably, Mashreq Bank’s loans include personal loans for Qatari nationals, personal loans for expats, car loans, and home loans. In this article, we will focus on two of the bank’s loan products: Personal Loan for Expats, and Majestic Personal Loan for Expats.
Mashreq Personal Loan for Expats
Mashreq Bank’s Personal Loan is designed to meet the specific needs of its customers, be it for buying a house, purchasing house appliances, paying for college tuition, and other purposes.
The Personal Loan for Expats provides financing of up to QAR 1 million for expats working in government and semi-government organizations, and QAR 397,500 for those working in other companies. The repayment period can be up to 48 months.
To avail of this loan, expats need to have a minimum salary of QAR 5,000 per month. Salary transfer is required, although collateral and guarantors are not necessary. The loan is given at a flat rate of 3.33%, or a reducing rate of 6.00%.
The great thing about this loan is that it involves simple documentation and fast processing. What’s more, it comes with a complimentary Easy Saver Account, a complimentary Basic Current Account, plus a complimentary cheque book and debit card.
Mashreq Bank Majestic Personal Loan for Expats
Another loan product offered by Mashreq Bank is the Majestic Personal Loan for Expats. It offers financing of up to QAR 1 million for those working in the government sector, and up to QAR 400,000 for those in the private sector.
To be eligible for this loan, expats should have a minimum salary of QAR 5,000 per month. Salary transfer is required, and the maximum repayment term is 4 years. The loan is given at a flat rate of 3.20%, or a reducing rate of 5.99%
Mashreq Bank’s Majestic Personal Loan for Expats comes with several benefits: a Platinum Elite Card with gift vouchers worth QAR 5,000, cash advance facility, free automobile assistance, etc. Borrowers would also enjoy free online remittances and cash withdrawals. The product also comes with Salaam Reward points, which enables customers to shop for free at Homes R Us, Joyalukkas, Sharaf DG, StarLinks, and other retail partners.
Contact Information: Mashreq Bank
If you need more information about Mashreq Bank’s products and services, you can get in touch with its head office in Qatar. Here are the bank’s contact information and location map. You can contact the office’s telephone number between 7:30 am and 1:00 pm, from Sundays to Thursdays.
Address: Opposite Gulf Times, Al Emadi Building, C Ring Road, Doha, State of Qatar
Telephone: +974 4408 3333
Mashreq Bank Locations in Qatar
Mashreq Bank has several branches and numerous ATMs all over the country. Here is a list of the bank’s branches and ATMS in Qatar:
Commercial Centre, Shop No. 1, Salwa Road, near Ramada Hotel, near Jaguar Showroom, Doha, State of Qatar
TV Roundabout Branch
TV Roundabout, Bin Tuar Centre, opposite Al Jazeera TV Station, Doha, State of Qatar
West Bay Branch
Ground floor, Palm Tower B, West Bay Area, Doha, State of Qatar
City Centre Mall
Al Mirqab Exchange, near Badriya Signal, Bin Mahmoud, Doha, State of Qatar
Family Food Centre
Family Food Center, Al Rayyan, State of Qatar
Kabayan International Hypermarket
Kabayan Hypermarket, Doha – Al Khor Highway, Al Khor, State of Qatar
Lower ground floor, near Adidas Showroom, Landmark Mall, Doha, State of Qatar
Union Exchange – Al Sadd
Opposite Food Palace, Union Exchange, Al Sadd, State of Qatar
Union Exchange – Mansoura
Union Exchange, Frej Bin Dirham Street, Mansoura, Doha, State of Qatar
Indeed, Mashreq Bank is one of the leading banks not only in Qatar, but all over the Middle East and North Africa region. If you are planning to apply for a personal loan, consider visiting the nearest Mashreq Bank branch for more information.
Meanwhile, another bank that expats can go to in Qatar is Commercial Bank. Check out this link to learn more about this bank’s personal loan and other services.