A principled approach

The principles of fairness, honesty, integrity and transparency guide Bank of London and The Middle East’s (BLME’s) work and the decisions we make. Banking with us means banking responsibly. Our clients can trust that their money is secure, used responsibly, and that the way we conduct ourselves is based on these principles.

Like our parent, Boubyan Bank, our ESG performance is reflected in four core areas:

Marketplace | Environment | Workplace | Community

We work hard to have a positive impact on the environment and society, and to run the Bank in a way that reaches high standards of governance.  We build these ESG factors into our corporate governance, risk management, financial and employee engagement practices; helping to increase the Bank’s overall resilience.

Our responsible approach to banking is underpinned by being a Sharia’a compliant Islamic bank. BLME proudly continues to build upon Sharia’a values to further expand the positive impacts we want to make to our customers, clients and communities. Find out more about Sharia’a banking and how we provide Islamic and ethical financial solutions.

You can read about the activities of the Boubyan Group in its 2023 Sustainability Report, which details key non-financial information and ESG performance across the Group.


An ongoing journey

We are proud of the progress we have made to become a socially responsible organisation. We do, however, recognise that this is a continuous journey with more work to be done.

BLME will continue to devote focus and energy to making positive improvements towards our ESG approach and practice. We are developing an ongoing strategy to ensure we continue to measure up to our own aspirations and our customers and clients’ expectations.