BankDhofar Supports Salalah Innovation Exhibition
Muscat | 21 March 2019: In demonstration of its keenness to support innovation, BankDhofar sponsored the second edition of Salalah Innovation Exhibition.
Commenting on the sponsorship, Aziz Sulaiman Al Harrasi, Acting Head of Marketing and Corporate Communications Department said: “At BankDhofar we are always keen to take part in events highlighting the projects of innovative Omani youth. We were glad to support Salalah Innovation Exhibition in which we have seen a number of ambitious projects of Omani youth. We hope to see more similar events encouraging innovative minds.”
The Exhibition which displayed innovative youth projects and initiatives was organized at Sultan Qaboos Youth, Culture and Entertainment Compound in Salalah. The Exhibition, which continues for two days, formed a platform for the youth to showcase their talent and innovative ideas as well as their entrepreneurial projects.
CSR is an important pillar of BankDhofar’s operations; environment element, community development and social have always been among the priorities and interests of the Bank. BankDhofar continues to deliver on its commitment by innovating strategic sustainable CSR programs, initiatives, activities and potential investment opportunities; ensuring lasting positive benefits aimed at strengthening ties with the local community. The Bank provides support to a number of charitable organizations and social activities and initiatives.
The combination of the thorough vision of the bank’s executive management, the comprehensive operational strategy that revolves around following best international banking practices and providing best customer experience, as well as commitment to community development and contribution to the growth of the national economy, placed BankDhofar on top of the list of best banks in the region.
BankDhofar Signs MoU with TelyPay
Muscat| 18 March 2019: BankDhofar and TelyPay -an Omani FinTech start-up company recently signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to discuss the possibility of developing highly innovative e-payment solutions. The MoU was mutually signed by Dr. Tariq Taha, Chief Digital & Information Officer at BankDhofar, and Ahmed AlShibli CEO of TelyPay.
Commenting on the MoU, Dr. Tariq Taha, Chief Digital and Information Officer at BankDhofar said: “We are pleased to sign this partnership with TelyPay in line with our commitment to supporting young entrepreneurs and local companies offering cutting edge technology solutions for banks. This collaboration reflects our vision and continued efforts in providing innovative services and to support the government’s digitalization efforts.”
Ahmed Al Shibli as the CEO of TelyPay noted: “We are glad to sign the MoU with BankDhofar, working closely with an industry leader such as BankDhofar would offer us the chance to expand on and improve our services. TelyPay was built in order to offer a more diverse pool of payment options for the Omani market and in order to be more inclusive to segments of the society that would rather not share their bank information online or that are unbanked, to begin with. TelyPay is starting in Oman, with plans to expand to the rest of the GCC in the upcoming future.”
TelyPay is supported by the Oman Technology Fund (OTF). OTF was launched by the Oman Investment Fund (OIF) in October 2016, and has partnered with Hambro Perks, a London, UK-based Venture Capital fund and global accelerator network, to train and accelerate growth of selected technology start-ups in Oman.
“We are delighted to support OTF’s aim to develop Oman as the innovation hub in the region and position it as the preferred destination for national and international entrepreneurs”, Dr. Taha added.
BankDhofar is one of the best banks in the region, catering to customers’ needs and requirements, and setting the standard for best customer experience within the banking industry in the Sultanate through innovative products and creative solutions. Following best international banking practices, provision of outstanding customer experience, in addition to its commitment to community development and contribution to the growth of the national economy, has placed BankDhofar at the top of the list of best banks in the region.
Maisarah Conducts Awareness Program at Salalah Free Zone
Muscat | 13 March 2019: With the aim of connecting with its customers and showcasing its products and services, Maisarah Islamic Banking Services recently conducted an awareness program at Salalah Free Zone (SFZ) premises and was attended by SFZ employees and representatives from Maisarah.
Commenting on the awareness program, Ismail Jama Ismail Bait Ishaq, Chief Operating Officer noted: “At Maisarah, we distinguish ourselves by focusing on providing outstanding customer services, developing and launching new products, investing in technology to provide the best customer experience in a timely and convenient manner. We are committed to providing our customers products and services that exceed their expectations. Our awareness campaign at SFZ comes as part of our initiative to meet our customers and display our products and services.”
The awareness campaign saw a great turnout from the employees of SFZ who expressed their interest in the products and services displayed to them. Maisarah Islamic Banking Services provides an extensive range of Sharia Compliant Services including property finance, goods finance, Auto finance, education finance, travel finance, credit cards, savings account, current account, prize account, to mention a few. All these products are designed to meet customers’ unique needs.
Maisarah provides customers with convenient banking experience through its Mobile Banking App; that enables customers to conduct banking transactions, anywhere and anytime. The user-friendly mobile banking app, which is available to all Maisarah’s retail banking customers, supports English and Arabic languages. The app provides simple, secure and efficient convenience banking to the customers with a number of benefits and features. They can view their balance and transactions, make instant transfers, cardless cash, transfers, pay utility bills, view online statements and so much more.
Maisarah is a full-service provider of a broad range of Sharia-compliant financial products and solutions. Maisarah maintains complete segregation of business activities in order to provide Sharia-compliant financial services for its valued customers. As a part of its strategy, the Islamic banking window has maintained high standards of corporate governance, research, and development, corporate social responsibility and customer service that has helped in winning various awards in local and international markets.
Maisarah is committed to leading the Islamic banking sector by building up resources, sharing expertise and following best international practices in the market.
With an aim to serve customers across Oman, Maisarah Islamic Banking Services has 10 branches across the country including in Azaiba, Al Hail, Salalah, Sohar, Birkat Al Mouz, Greater Muttrah, Al Khuwair, Sur, New Salalah, and Araqi. It offers a comprehensive range of Shariah-compliant products and services that cater to the needs of its retail and corporate customers network of branches, ATM and CDM facilities.