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

Remote working

How can you manage a spread-out team?
How to manage remote working within your team

The explosion of technology has meant that flexible working and a 24/7 working culture is now commonplace. We can email, have web meetings and collaborate online just as we would do in the office, offering both businesses and individuals the best […]

By |June 29th, 2015|Categories: News & Industry Updates||0 Comments

Help with figures?

Outsourcing accountancy services: how to make it work for you
Is outsourcing accountancy the answer for your SME?

As with HR (covered in another article), not all SMEs can afford an in-house accountant/financial specialist, especially in their start-up days. What are the pros and cons of outsourcing this service?

What are the pros?
Perhaps the biggest factor in […]

By |May 13th, 2015|Categories: News & Industry Updates||0 Comments

Business Planning

What makes a good business plan?
Seven steps to writing a winning business plan

The business plan: the foundation on which every SME is based. Writing it well is critical – to getting your venture off the ground, attracting investors and employees, securing future success, and so much more.

There are so many aspects to getting […]

By |May 12th, 2015|Categories: News & Industry Updates||0 Comments

Naming your business

Choosing a name for your SME: not as easy as you think

The ins and outs of naming a new business

It should be simple. It should be fun. But naming a business can actually be more complicated (and crucial) than you might expect. Few companies end up using the first name they had in mind. […]

By |April 19th, 2015|Categories: News & Industry Updates||0 Comments

Run an efficient meeting

Stop your SME slipping into the bad habits of the big boys!

Meet the way you want

Unless you’ve had a spot of training, or read a particularly good guide, knowing how to run internal meetings effectively and efficiently isn’t something that all SME managers necessarily excel at. Here are ten tips for maximising meetings.

1. Start […]

By |March 14th, 2015|Categories: News & Industry Updates||0 Comments

Oil’s impact

What implications does the fall in oil prices hold for the wider economy?
Riding out the oil decline

The fall in oil prices has deservedly dominated the business pages for the past few months. While the steep drop in barrel prices is still manageable for the UAE economy as a whole, it could in time have […]

By |February 19th, 2015|Categories: News & Industry Updates||0 Comments

Finding the right people

On the hunt for perfect people

When it comes to recruiting the people you need to grow your business, what unique opportunities and challenges do UAE SMEs face? We’ve gathered a number of key issues you ought to have a clear view on if you’re looking to initiate a recruitment drive in 2015.

Based here […]

By |February 19th, 2015|Categories: News & Industry Updates||0 Comments

Exit ahead

While it might seem contrary to the entrepreneurial spirit, an exit plan is always vital.
How could you plan to hand your SME on?

While it might seem contrary to the entrepreneurial spirit, an exit plan is always vital.

In fact, having an exit strategy from day one is vital to a sensible, fully-rounded business. This […]

By |January 15th, 2015|Categories: News & Industry Updates||0 Comments

People management in the UAE

What unique factors might you face as your team grows?

Dealing with people as your SME grows: four UAE challenges

‘People management’ isn’t always an area SME leaders specialise in, but as your company grows and hires more people, there’s a fair chance you’ll need to move beyond the basics.
A wide range of consultants, manuals […]

By |November 1st, 2014|Categories: News & Industry Updates||0 Comments

Know your neighbours

Go with your peers, or go on your own?
With industry ‘districts’ – like Dubai’s Design District and Abu Dhabi’s twofour54 – increasingly popular, what are the pros and cons of locating your business alongside others in the same sector? Is it better for an SME to be surrounded by peers, or on its own?

Business […]

By |November 1st, 2014|Categories: News & Industry Updates||0 Comments