Barwa Bank – founded in 2007, Barwa Bank is one of only four Islamic banks to be licensed and regulated by the Qatar Central Bank (QCB). Barwa Bank provides a full range of Shari’ah compliant banking services including retail, corporate and commercial banking, business banking, private banking, real estate finance, structured finance, investments and asset management . Barwa Bank acquired in 2009, 100% of The First Investor Q.S.C. (TFI), the largest closed shareholding Qatari investment banking firm in Qatar . In July 2010, Barwa Bank acquired 100% of both the First Finance Company (FFC) and First Leasing Company (FLC). The combined Barwa Bank Group provides universal banking capabilities to its customer base.