Trade Finance

Our Trade Finance team provides flexible financing for import and export, working capital and stock to receivables financing, for established international businesses with links to the GCC.

Real Estate

We have a depth of expertise in financing real estate development and investment, working alongside developers, operators, surveyors and investors in sourcing, acquiring and managing real estate.

We provide finance to small and medium sized real estate developers, investors, and to high net worth individuals looking to invest in real estate transactions.

BLME can offer Sharia’a compliant mortgages to our Wealth Management clients in addition to supporting the sourcing, acquisition and development of real estate.

Typical transactions include where BLME financed: 

  • A warehouse conversion into 106 mid-range residential apartments priced between £350,000 to £750,000 per unit.
  • With another Islamic bank a student village
  • The modernisation a prime London residence by a leading developer of luxury central London real estate



BLME has extensive financing experience in specialist areas of Real Estate, Leasing and Trade Finance. Our dedicated relationship managers stay with transactions from inception to completion with centralised transaction support, and all our clients can benefit from the expertise of our Treasury department. We are uniquely an Islamic, independent, standalone UK regulated bank offering specialist products and services in our principal markets of the GCC region and the UK.