QNB was established on 6 June 1964 as the country’s first domestically owned commercial bank. It had 35 employees in its first year and was initially headquartered in a state-owned building in Qatar’s capital, Doha. The two currencies in circulation at that time were the Indian Rupee and the British Pound. As Qatar’s population continued to grow throughout the century, QNB began to establish branches in other parts of the country.
Its headquarter is in Doha, Qatar. It currently has subsidiaries and subsidiaries in 31 countries spread across three continents. The ownership of the bank is divided equally between the Qatar Investment Authority and the members of the public.
In 1974, the first branches outside Doha were opened in Al Khor and Mesaid. The bank installed its first ATM in its Doha branches in 1988, and the following year, introduced Visa cards to its customers. By 2015, it had established 76 branches in Qatar. Qatar National Bank (QNB) controls an 82.59 percent stake in Bank QNB Indonesia.
A leak of data from the bank was made public in April 2016. The leaked files were published on Cryptom.
The files contained personal data of the bank’s customers as well as credit card information and passwords. The leak was divided into folders for different groups of customers; These included Qatar’s Al Thani family, state security officials, employees of the Al Jazeera media network, a Qatari state-backed news organization, the former Qatari National Intelligence Agency Mukhbarat, Britain’s currently active foreign intelligence counterpart MI6 and their non-described French and Polish. Equivalents included.