careful study of the events that made Banque Misr helps the historian
trace the evolution of a financial group so closely connected to the
development of its country that it stands as an example for the
financial institutions of developing countries.
When Tala'at Harb and several other Egyptian personalities founded
Banque Misr , it was the start of a series of economic upheavals which
marked Egypt in that century. At that time, it is true, the Egyptian
banking system consisted only of foreign institutions. The founders set
Banque Misr the ambitious objectives necessary to the development of
the national economy.
promoting individual saving schemes and investments for the benefit of the country's economy,
training qualified banking staff and using Arabic in banking operations,
organising adequate financial services to help all economic agents, especially companies.