Private Banking

Private Banking

Trusted around the world across generations.
Services and support tailored to meet your needs.



All Current, Fixed Term Deposit, and Call Deposit accounts are available in any of the major currencies. Other currency requirements may also be accommodated. Our Current Account is a non-interest-bearing account for the receipt and payment of your funds. Credit facilities, property loans, and Money Market deposit accounts are also available, subject to status.


Wealth Management

Our Wealth Management service is available to Europe Arab Bank plc clients from our office in London. We offer a range of discretionary investment portfolios to cater for different risk appetites and investment objectives, to help make your money work for you.


Non-Resident Regulated Mortage

Mortgages are available to non-residents of the UK who wish to purchase property in the UK for their personal use, that is, 'owner-occupied' residential property. These are arranged on a one-to-one basis with your Relationship Manager to ensure that your individual requirements are considered from the outset. (Europe Arab Bank does not use mortgage intermediaries.)

Loan to value: Up to 75% of the value of the property is typical. Repayments: We offer repayment terms of up to 25 years.

Repayments are available at fixed 3, 6 or 12 monthly periods. You may make partial repayments through the term with the final repayment at the end.

Loan fees: There is a 1% administration fee. Other charges include legal fees and valuation fees.

Buy-to-Let Mortgage

Residential Real Estate Lending for MENA-based clients wishing to acquire property in the UK (principally London).

  • Coverage and execution through a single point of contact
  • Funding solutions tailored to meet clients' individual needs
  • Competitive loan terms
Safe Deposit Box Service

Within our Mayfair premises, you can access your solid steel box, which is resistant to fire, flood, heat and other adverse factors, and make use of a private room any time, without appointment, during opening hours.

Box Sizes (cm)

  • Small20 x 20 x 55
  • Medium20 x 30 x 33
  • Large40 x 40 x 55
Wealth Management

Our Wealth Management service is available to Europe Arab Bank plc clients from our office in London. We offer a range of discretionary investment portfolios to cater for different risk appetites and investment objectives, to help make your money work for you.


Foreign Exchange, Gold and Silver Dealing

We offer commission-free transactions for account holders. All major and most Middle Eastern currencies are traded with other currencies available on request. Currencies are converted at spot and forward exchange rates. Limit orders and Stop Losses are acceptable order types. London based trading operates between 9am and 4.30pm UK time.

Securities Dealing Service

This is an execution-only service for share transactions, corporate and government bonds, covering transactions on most of the major world exchanges including the London Stock Exchange, London Alternative Investment Market, New York Stock Exchange, NASDAQ, Frankfurt Stock Exchange, and Tokyo Stock Exchange. Dealing can be undertaken in most corporate and government bonds in USD, GBP or EUR (subject to the liquidity of the security). Trades in other currencies may also be available upon request.

If we arrange a securities trade for you, all associated administration and custody is fully taken care of by a third party custodian with whom you will contract directly. Orders may be placed with us between 9am and 5pm UK time, Monday to Friday. Charges for this service are competitive and transparent.

Please note: all investments involve risk including the loss of principal.

EAB Visa Debit Card

Our Visa Debit Card, with enhanced security via Chip and PIN technology and Verified by Visa for online transactions, gives you simple and secure access to your money worldwide. The services centre offers support 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including emergency help if you lose your card. Transactions are made in local currency but are converted into the currency of your current account (Pounds Sterling or US Dollars) at the prevailing exchange rate and will appear on your account statement in the denominated currency of the account.



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Claire Cripps
Head of Private Banking
Tel: +44 (0)20 7355 8243
Mob: +44 (0)7464 928218

Claire Cripps joined Europe Arab Bank in 2018 and was appointed Head of Private Banking in December 2023.

With over 30 years of extensive experience in the private banking sector in London, Claire has demonstrated her commitment to serving clients across the MENA region throughout her career. Her journey in private banking began at Barclays Private Bank, where she progressed to the role of Director for the Southern Gulf team. Following her tenure at Barclays, Claire transitioned to independent financial advising at Plurimi Capital, a multi-family office. Before joining Europe Arab Bank, Claire spent 5 years at First Abu Dhabi Bank as Director of Personal Banking.

Claire holds the title of Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investments (CISI) and is authorised to provide investment advice.


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Shirley Albazi
Private Banking Manager
Tel: +44 (0)20 7355 8231
Mob: +44 (0)7841 982007

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Hussein Dajani
Private Banking Manager
Tel: +44 (0)20 7355 8235
Mob: +44 (0)7793 310763

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Yanaa Saeed
Senior Relationship Manager
Tel: +44 (0)20 7355 8245
Mob: +44 (0)7887 946229

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Ines Sassi
Senior Relationship Manager
Tel: +44 (0)20 7355 8242
Mob: +44 (0)7703 795623

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Aladdin Abou Kalam
Senior Relationship Manager
Tel: +44 (0)20 7355 8278
Mob: +44 (0)7436 139396

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Basyouni El Bayoumi
Head of Residential Real Estate
Tel: +44 (0)20 7355 8273
Mob: +44 (0)7436 137477

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Ibrahim Khalil
Relationship Manager
Tel: +44 (0)20 7355 8254
Mob: +44 (0)7436 139258

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Tarek Bishara
Senior Relationship Manager, Real Estate Finance
Tel: +44 (0)20 7355 8272
Mob: +44 (0)7887 931089