I am over the moon that Al-Rajhi Bank has opend up a branch in my backyard. Why? Becasue I think I am getting closer to real islamic banking. Of course every body is today trumpeting islamic banking, be it Citibank or HSBC, but Islamic banking is more than conventional banking product wrapped up in the words islamic.
What was really cool is that contrary to the backward picture of Islam that is often portrayed, the bank was indeed very modern, customer service was good and I left a happy camper. I wish all the success to the AlRajhi team.