ila is a digital, mobile-only bank based in Bahrain, that's built around your needs and aspirations.
We understand how you use technology to help you make the most out of your money. ‘ila’ is the Arabic word for ‘to’ and we are here to truly reflect your needs and lifestyle, evolving with you on your journey.
- Join ila in minutes
All you need is 1 IDs and a selfie, there is no need to visit a branch or sign any documents.
- Instantly issued Virtual card
You will get your virtual card in your app as soon as your account is open, and you can start using it for all your online transactions.
- A cool green card
Enjoy using your green ila debit card anywhere in the world. Use contactless payments to speed up your transactions, making your purchases extra secure as the card never leaves your hand.
- Bahraini Dinar account with tiered interest
The money in your account earns interest, what’s more the interest is tiered. The more you save, the more you earn.
- Open and link foreign Currency Accounts to your card
Open Foreign Currency accounts in two easy steps from your app and link multiple currencies to your cards. Spend in local currencies and have the freedom to explore the world.
- Easy ways to fund your account
Simply use your existing bank debit card, BenefitPay, bank transfer, or fund your account by depositing cash or cheque at an ila ATM.
- Start saving with Hassala
Use the Hassala feature to start saving for the things that matter most. Customize your Hassala with a name and icon to keep track of your progress. Set goals with a target amount and date, automate payments from any currency to your Hassala and celebrate once you hit your savings goal.
- Start saving groups with Jamiyah
With Jamiyah, you and a group of your trusted friends and family can work together to create a community saving. Each participant will pay a monthly contribution, and when it’s their turn, they will get the entire savings in one month!
- Send money using mobile numbers
You can now transfer money to anyone who has their mobile number registered with their bank account on BenefitPay and enabled the service, for both ila and non ila users!
- A world of amazing benefits with ila Premium
Get exclusive offers, airport lounge access, gadget and travel insurance, higher interest rates, lower fees and charges, better exchange rates and more by subscribing to ila Premium!
- Full control of your cards in the ila app
With a few clicks, you can activate, set and change your card PIN. Not just that, temporarily freeze and then unfreeze your card, report a card lost or stolen and instantly order a new one.
- Refer your friends to ila
Start referring your friends and family to open an account with ila via the app.
- Easy Login
Enable biometrics on your phone to easily login to ila.
- 24/7 Support
We're here if you need us, anytime, anywhere.
Download the ila Bank app now and enjoy banking that reflects you!