Banque Misr was established in 1920 by the pioneer economist and financial expert Mohamed Talaat Harb Pasha, who spearheaded the concept of investing in national savings and directing them towards economic and social development. Thus, Banque Misr was established as the first wholly Egyptian - owned bank.
Banque Misr has funded many businesses spanning across multiple domestic sectors, such as: textiles, insurance, transportation, aviation, entertainment and filmmaking. Currently, BM owns shares in 157 companies across different fields ranging from finance, tourism, housing, agriculture and food, and communication and information technology.
Banque Misr has also established major investment funds in Egypt, as part of a diversified portfolio, Banque Misr was granted an award by the Global Finance as the Best Provider of Money Market Funds in Africa and the Middle East for the years 2009 and 2010 and Best Provider of Money Market Funds in the Middle East for 2008, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015, and Best Provider of Short-Term Investments/Money Market Funds in the Middle East for the years 2015,2016, 2017,2018, 2020 and 2021 and in Africa and middle east for 2019
BM was also recognized as best Mandated Lead Arranger in the Egyptian banking market according to Bloomberg an acclaimed global organization specialized in banking and finance for the year 2019 , Banque Misr has achieved first place in the Egyptian banking market for arranging and promoting syndicated loans, Banque Misr has achieved fifth place in the list of syndicated loans, as the best financing promoter; as well as ranking sixth as a principal arranger of syndicated loans in the African continent. The Bank also achieved fifteenth place in the list of best financing promoters in the Middle East and North Africa
A true pioneer in the region, Banque Misr became the first bank in Egypt and North Africa to become compliant with PCI data security standards, upon obtaining the latest version of the global Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS 3.2.1) certification. Utilizing the latest technology in the banking sector, Banque Misr is constantly looking to expand customer access to banking services. Today, Banque Misr is proud to offer one of Egypt’s largest ATM networks, located across all areas of Egypt.
Banque Misr’s role is visible in all economic fields due to its geographic outreach. The bank has about 18,000 employees, serving a large base of more than 10 million clients in Egypt, with a total paid-up capital amounting to EGP 15 billion.
The bank has about 700 electronically integrated local branches located nationwide to provide the best and most accessible services to customers. Banque Misr also values its regional and international presence, which includes its five branches in the United Arab Emirates and one in France. In addition, the bank’s international presence includes subsidiaries in Lebanon and Germany, as well as representative offices in China, Russia ,South Korea and Italy and a global network of correspondents.