Bank turning Sharia-compliant

Seychelles-based BMI Offshore Bank (BMIO), partly owned by BMI Bank Bahrain, is being converted into a Sharia-compliant bank, it has emerged. This follows a visit to Seychelles by a delegation from BMI Bank, a subsidiary of Al Salam Bank-Bahrain (ASBB), led by the parent’s executive committee chairman Hussein Mohammed Al Meeza along with a number of senior officials. The delegation called on Seychelles President James Alix Michel in the country’s capital Victoria. During the meeting, President Michel hailed initiatives undertaken by BMIO, in which BMI Bank owns a 50 per cent stake.

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