About Mashreq Bank

Mashreq has provided banking and financial services to millions of customers and businesses since 1967. We are one of UAE's leading financial institutions with a growing retail presence in the region including Egypt, Qatar, Kuwait and Bahrain. We focus on providing our customers access to a wide range of innovative products and services.


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News & Industry Updates

Build Customer Loyalty

Numerous factors can affect how loyal a customer is likely to be to your business. Here are the main building blocks to put in place.

1. Compete on cost

The cost of your product or service is usually an easy factor for customers to compare. It should therefore be the first thing you put into a […]

By |January 31st, 2016|Categories: News & Industry Updates||0 Comments

Manage cash flow

In the last issue, we looked at the challenge of chasing late payments. Now we list the simple steps ¬– both high and low-tech – that any SME can take to keep their cash flow running smoothly. These can mean be the difference between success and failure for SMEs.

1. Know what your cash […]

By |January 31st, 2016|Categories: News & Industry Updates||0 Comments

Cut your energy bills

No-one likes wasting things, whether time, money or energy – especially when profits are under pressure and margins are tight. While DEWA or ADWEA bills may not be your biggest outgoing, it’s an area well worth looking at.

One UK survey found that the average SME could reduce its energy bill by 18–25% through […]

By |January 31st, 2016|Categories: News & Industry Updates||0 Comments

Use Facebook

It might seem less ‘business-like’ than LinkedIn and other social media channels, but intelligent use of Facebook can actually be a great benefit to SMEs. Here are six tips.

Make it easy for people to follow you
There’s little point putting time and effort into creating Facebook content if you never acquire the quantity […]

By |November 8th, 2015|Categories: News & Industry Updates||0 Comments

Start Smart

Every entrepreneur should be familiar with the key steps to setting up. However there are also countless small things you can do to ease those early days. Here are our top five.

Use a virtual office service
As your company gets going, it might feel fine to be the person answering the phone. After all, every […]

By |October 4th, 2015|Categories: News & Industry Updates||0 Comments

Balance the demands

Being an entrepreneur, running an SME – these are demanding undertakings. Balancing them with your home life is difficult, but vital. Here are five top tips for getting it right.

Be prepared to miss outPersonal sacrifice is, unfortunately, essential to running your own business. Sometimes the business simply has to take priority over friends and […]

By |October 4th, 2015|Categories: News & Industry Updates||0 Comments

Boost your online reputation management

These days, a bad online review or critical social media comment (or even malicious content from a competitor) can harm your business’ reputation. According to Zurich’s SME Index, globally around 15 per cent of SMEs suffer from this. Stack this against the fact that 80% of consumers research a B2C SME online before buying […]

By |September 7th, 2015|Categories: News & Industry Updates||0 Comments

Chase up late payments

Overdue invoices can be a major issue for SMEs, hampering cashflow and even threatening operations. Its scale in this region is unknown, but anecdotally many businesses confirm it’s a challenge. Even if you’re fortunate enough for it to not cause major problems, it’s probable your company expends time and effort chasing payments that could […]

By |September 7th, 2015|Categories: News & Industry Updates||0 Comments

Delivering online

How can you make online work for you?

Running an efficient ecommerce service

Logistics, customer service and fulfillment are vital to ecommerce. But they’re hard to get right – especially in the UAE. Here are tips in five key areas for how to succeed.
This advice is aimed directly at SMEs. As a smaller independent online retailer, […]

By |July 26th, 2015|Categories: News & Industry Updates||0 Comments

Floating on a Cloud

Making the most out of your cloud storage. Find out what it can do for your SME.

Hard Drives Are So Last Year.

The cloud is the latest widespread craze amongst business and individuals alike. There are a plethora of options available offering large amounts of storage space. You pay for as much as you use, […]

By |July 26th, 2015|Categories: News & Industry Updates||0 Comments