The Brunei Investment Agency has reached an agreement with Fajr Capital Ltd to acquire its 29.73% stake in Bank Islam Brunei Darussalam Bhd BIBD. According to the Minister at the Prime Minister's Office and Second Minister of Finance and Economy, the transaction marks a significant new chapter in BIBD's ongoing transformation. Yang Berhormat Dato Seri Setia Doctor Awang Haji Mohd Amin Liew bin Abdullah, who is also Chairman of BIBD thanked Fajr Capital Limted for its support in BIBD's development into Brunei's flagship financial services institution.
Since becoming a shareholder of BIBD in 2010, Fajr Capital has been an active partner in the stellar transformation of BIBD into an award-winning Bank with regional presence and global repute. Yang Berhormat added BIBD remains committed in providing its customers with innovative banking solutions and is well positioned for continued success in Brunei and beyond. BIBD is Brunei's largest bank and has received numerous accolades from regional and international institutions including the "Best Managed Bank in Brunei", the "Best Retail Bank in Brunei" (awarded to BIBD 7 consecutive years), and "Strongest Bank in Brunei by Balance Sheet" by the Asian Banker. BIBD was also recognised as Global Finance's "Safest Bank in Brunei" from 2016 to 2019.