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National Bank of Fujairah joins Thomson Reuters Accelerate SME as featured banking partner

Thomson Reuters and National Bank of Fujairah (NBF)  announced today that they have partnered to offer tailored funding solutions to SMEs in the UAE through the Thomson Reuters Accelerate SME platform (http://acceleratesme.com).

Thomson Reuters Accelerate SME serves as the only digital gateway to the SME ecosystem in the MENA region. As the platinum banking partner on the Accelerate SME platform, community members will be able to apply for a range of NBF’s banking offerings including term loans, working capital financing and SME banking account packages. This partnership demonstrates NBF’s commitment to further engage with SMEs and assist them with access to the capital that they need to finance their business growth.

“SMEs and entrepreneurs are the backbone of the private sector in the UAE and will need funding to grow their contribution to the economy” said Nadim Najjar, Managing Director, MENA Thomson Reuters. “We are very excited to partner with NBF who are looking for innovative ways to increase their lending to the SME sector.”

“NBF is an active lender to SMEs in the UAE, providing small businesses with access to funding offerings that support their development at every stage of the business lifecycle,” said Vince Cook, CEO of National Bank of Fujairah. “Thomson Reuters Accelerate SME provides our bank with the opportunity to connect directly with the SME community and  demonstrate our commitment to being the funding partner of choice to small business.”

Tina Ghanem, Head of Thomson Reuters Accelerate SME, said: “We are proud to partner with NBF, who are an award-winning banking partner with a  strong track record of lending to SMEs. We know that their tailored SME funding offerings for SMEs now available through our platform will be  highly beneficial to our Accelerate SME community.”

About NBF
Incorporated in 1982, National Bank of Fujairah PJSC (NBF) is a full services corporate bank with strong corporate and commercial banking, treasury and trade finance expertise as well as an expanding suite of personal banking options. Leveraging its deep banking experience and market insight within Fujairah and the UAE, NBF is well-positioned to build lasting relationships with its clients and help them achieve their business goals.

NBF's key shareholders include the Government of Fujairah, Easa Saleh Al Gurg Company LLC and Investment Corporation of Dubai. Rated Baa1 / Prime-2 by Moody's and BBB+ / A-2 by Standard & Poor's, both with a stable outlook, the bank is listed on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange under the symbol "NBF". It has a branch network of 15 across the UAE.

Corporate Communications Department
E-mail: CorpComm@nbf.ae
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