Summit Bank Ltd is one of the fastest growing commercial banks of Pakistan, which, in a very short span of time, has expanded its network across the country and built an infrastructure based on state of the art “Risk Management Framework” as well as “IT platform.” Also targeting to be a universal bank in terms of providing products and services in all key segments of banking i.e. Corporate and Investment Banking, Trade Finance, Commercial Mid Market / SMEs, and Consumer Banking, it commenced its operations in August 2006.
The Pakistan operations of Rupali Bank Limited were acquired by Arif Habib Securities Limited under the Scheme of Amalgamation approved by the State Bank of Pakistan. The name of Rupali Bank Ltd was subsequently changed to Arif Habib Rupali Bank Ltd and then finally to Arif Habib Bank Ltd in October 2007. On 31st March 2010, Suroor Investments Ltd, a company incorporated in Mauritius, acquired 59.41% stake in Arif Habib Bank Ltd from Arif Habib Securities Ltd, and on 18th August 2010, Arif Habib Bank Ltd was rebranded as Summit Bank Ltd.
Suroor Investments Ltd, also entered into share purchase agreements (SPAs) with majority shareholders of MyBank Ltd and Atlas Bank Ltd, who after completion of the transactions have merged in Summit Bank Ltd expanding the Bank’s geographical outreach with a network of 187 Real – Time Online branches across the country. In line with the management’s vision of making this bank a front runner amongst its peer banks, this merger has brought synergies and access to a wider range of markets and customers.
By acquiring one of the best IT platforms of the world, offering web and SMS based banking to the customers besides providing superior MIS to the Management; the Bank is committed to be recognized as a preferred supplier of financial services to the markets it serves. To achieve these goals, the Bank will strengthen itself in the financial service industry, leverage optimal mix of technology to attain operating cost efficiencies, achieve product and service differentiation, while at the same time growing its footprint through further expansion of its branch network across the country, because we are committed to you.