Amana, a leading online trading specialist in MENA, saw a sharp waiting list intake to its app, set to launch very soon. The 53% spike coincides not only with Amana’s transformation, that saw new platforms developed and key leadership hires, but also with the doubling of its stock portfolio offering earlier this year.
“With the new app launching really soon, the interest in our waiting list has been nothing short of impressive,” said Muhammad Rasoul, Amana’s Chief Executive Officer. “The strategic roadmap that we embarked on late last year, from appointing new leadership, broadening our demographic appeal, ensuring that access to regional and global markets is unhindered to all, along with our digital transformation, appears to have struck a chord with audiences that were not reached previously.
Earlier this year, Amana announced that customers now having direct, commission-free access to a digital stock portfolio comprised of top-performing global firms, bringing the company’s total offering to 500 – increasing to thousands once the app launches. These include giants like Tesla, Apple, Anghami, Carrefour, Santander, Siemens, HSBC, Deutsche Bank, Barclays, Unilever, BMW, and Renault. Moreover, the stocks of Apple, Microsoft, Netflix, Disney,Snapchat, Pfizer, GlaxoSmithKline, AstraZeneca, UniCredit, Sainsbury, Orange, L’Oréal, British American Tobacco, Rolls-Royce, Ferrari, Hermes, and Burberry are all available to trade, among many others.
Furthermore, Amana’s stock portfolio will be expanded via the app with access to stocks of nearly 400 regional powerhouses, including Saudi Aramco, STC, Emirates NBD, Emaar, Qatar Petroleum, and other brands from various industry verticals, along customers from the region to participate in the region’s growing wealth and opportunities.
Amana also saw a major transformation in its leadership over the last several months, with Rasoul appointed as CEO in late 2021, and Mani Sahota, Joy Dabeet, Matt Carstens, and Justin Biebel assuming their roles this year as Chief Information Officer, Chief Marketing Officer, Director of Product Experience, and Director of Product Implementation, respectively.
About Amana Capital
Amana is one of the region’s leading specialists in online trading. It provides clients with direct access to the global financial markets, serving clients in over 70 countries across the globe. It operates offices in the UAE, United Kingdom, Cyprus, Lebanon, Mauritius, and Malaysia.
Amana is regulated by the Dubai Financial Services Authority in the United Arab Emirates, the Financial Conduct Authority in the United Kingdom, the Cyprus Securities and Exchange Commission (CYSEC) in Europe, the Capital Markets Authority (CMA) in Lebanon, the Labuan Financial Securities Authority (LFSA) in Malaysia, and the Financial Services Commission (FSC) in Mauritius.