BMI Offshore was first registered in Seychelles in July 2008 as a joint venture between BMI Bank in Bahrain and the Seychelles-based bank Nouvobanq. After the bank’s reorganization, the Al Salam Bank of Bahrain came in as the new shareholder of BMIO after it acquired BMI Bahrain, the former 50 percent shareholder of the bank, in 2014. In May 2015 the BMI Offshore Bank Seychelles has been successfully handed over to shareholders and the Central Bank of Seychelles has approved the rebranding of the bank as Al Salam Bank-Seychelles (ASBS). The bank is resuming regular operations after being acquired by a new joint venture between ASBB, as a 70% shareholder, and Seychelles Pension Fund (SPF), as a 30% shareholder, with a total paid-up capital of US$4.834 (SCR63.9 million). The majority shareholder, ASBB, is a leading full serviced commercial bank offering Shari’a-compliant products headquartered in the Kingdom of Bahrain. The Bahrain-based bank was established in 2006 with a paid up capital of US$318 million (SCR4.2 billion).
ASBS bank is regulated by the Central Bank of Seychelles and licensed to conduct offshore banking business for both corporate and private customers around the world. The license to conduct offshore banking business is only the 2nd such license issued by the Central Bank of Seychelles in the last 7 years.
The Bank of Baroda is ASBS’s foreign correspondent bank through its branches in New York, London and Frankfurt for dollar, pounds sterling and euro currency transfers.
ASBS Bank currently offers its customers a range of products and services including current & term deposit accounts, internet banking, and personal relationship managers.