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BANKDHOFAR CUSTOMERS STAY CONNECTED WITH FREE WIFI

July 02 2012, Muscat, BankDhofar has joined hands with Nawras to provide its  customers free wireless internet (WIFI) access in the first batch of 10 BankDhofar branches, making customers time spent banking with BankDhofar even more convenient. The bank’s high speed WiFi system will enable customers to access the internet from the comfort of their branch premises, and all of the banking requirement can be completed through WiFi enabled laptops, mobile phones or similar device. Customers can also check e-mails, read online newspapers or simply catch up with friends on a social networking site while at the same time accessing the many benefits and services being offered in the Branch.

Mr. Tony Mahoney, CEO, BankDhofar said  “Our  world has become such a small place due to all the technology that surrounds us, and at BankDhofar we are excited to be champions of the advances in technology by offering an easy way for our customers to stay connected.  With busy schedules and limited time, our customers can conduct banking transaction in the Branch and at the same time connect to WiFi internet facility. Once they enter one of our WiFi enabled branches they can be assured of completing their banking transactions with ease while at the same time browsing the web safely and quickly.”

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BankMuscat extends support to Oman hockey team

MUSCAT, 2 July 2012 – BankMuscat, the flagship financial institution in the Sultanate, felicitated the Oman hockey team which recorded an impressive performance as runner-up in the 4th Asian Hockey Federation Cup in Bangkok, Thailand. For the first time, Oman also rallied to qualify for the Asia Cup. Salim Al Kaabi, DGM – HR, handed over the commendation support to Eng. Dawood Ahmed Ali, Chairman of Oman Hockey Association, at a ceremony held at the Bank’s head office.

Sheikh Khalid bin Mustahail Al Mashani, Chairman of BankMuscat, said: “We are proud of the talented Omani hockey players, who after surpassing difficult hurdles achieved impressive results. This marks the beginning of a new era for the development of hockey in Oman. We congratulate the hockey association for doing a great job in promoting the game of hockey in the Sultanate.”

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BankMuscat steps up activities at Salalah Tourism Festival

MUSCAT, 1 July 2012 – BankMuscat, the flagship financial institution in the Sultanate, has stepped up activities celebrating the monsoon splendour and cultural heritage of Oman at Salalah Tourism Festival.

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OVER 1030 HSBC BANK OMAN EMPLOYEES COMPLETE CULTURAL ORIENTATION PROGRAMME

Muscat, July 1st 2012 – Following the successful merger of Oman International Bank (OIB) and HSBC’s Oman operations, 1035 HSBC Bank Oman employees completed a systematic internal cultural orientation programme which was designed to facilitate a smooth transition into the newly-formed entity, HSBC Bank Oman S.A.O.G. The one-day programme was rolled out over a number of sessions to include all staff from across the various regions in the Sultanate.

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BankMuscat CE honoured as Arab Banking Personality of 2012

MUSCAT, 30 June 2012 –  In recognition of outstanding contributions to the banking sector in Oman and the Arab region, AbdulRazak Ali Issa, Chief Executive of BankMuscat, was honoured as the Arab Banking Personality of 2012 by Arab Banking Union. Every year, Arab Banking Union honors one distinguished personality in recognition of his leading role and contribution to the Arab banking industry. The high profile award ceremony was held in Berlin, Germany during the 2-day International Arab Banking Summit 2012.

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BankMuscat with one of the most influential CEs in the entire region

The Muscat Securities Market surged by 41.60 (0.74%) to the day high value of 5,696.84 points and the Dubai Financial Market Index recorded an increase of 3.23 (0.22%) to the day high value of 1,458.49 points on June 28, 2012. The Bahrain Stocks Exchange drooped by 0.34 (0.03%) to the day high value of 1,123.43 points and the Kuwait Stocks Exchange too declined as much as 50.82 (0.87%) to the day high value of 5,820.94 points.

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BankMuscat CE to be conferred Arab Banking Personality of 2012 award

MUSCAT, 26 June 2012 – In recognition of outstanding contributions to the banking sector in Oman and the Arab region, AbdulRazak Ali Issa, Chief Executive of BankMuscat, will be conferred the Arab Banking Personality of the Year 2012 award by the Arab Banking Union. Every year, the Arab Banking Union honors one distinguished personality in recognition of his leading role and contribution to the Arab banking industry. The high profile ceremony will be held in Berlin, Germany during the 2-day International Arab Banking Summit 2012 beginning tomorrow (Thursday 28 June).

The prestigious award reflects AbdulRazak’s significant contributions to the banking sector, securing major economic gains in the region. AbdulRazak’s insight has enhanced co-operation and business relations among the banking fraternity in the region.

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Standard Chartered Bank expands Regional Custody coverage

Bank now provides direct and Regional custody solutions to more than 40 markets across Asia, Africa and Middle East

26 June, 2012 - Standard Chartered Bank has announced today the expansion of its Regional Custody coverage for Investors and Intermediaries from its MENA Regional hub in the Dubai International Financial Centre.

The service now covers more than 40 markets across Asia, Africa, and the Middle East along with a few select countries from other regions, making it the most comprehensive Regional Custody coverage offering of any service provider in the Middle East.

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BankMuscat enhances transaction limit for mobile banking services

MUSCAT, 25 June 2012 – BankMuscat, the flagship financial services provider in the Sultanate, has enhanced the transaction limit for various services available on its state-of-the-art mobile banking (mBanking) application. Considering the strong customer’s demand, the daily fund transfer limit between customer accounts has been increased to RO 1000, while fund transfer limit to own accounts has been increased to RO 5000. Utility bill payment transactions can also be done to a maximum limit of RO 1000 daily on mBanking which redefines banking with the concept of ‘anytime, anywhere’ service.

Ever since the launch of mBanking in May, the innovative service continues to attract numerous customers. Notably, the mBanking application works on all mobile phones and is customised for iPhones, Blackberry, Android and Java based phones with simple icons and menus. The mBanking application is available in both English and Arabic.

Customers having any mobile phone with GPRS or 3G connectivity can download free mobile application to enjoy the mBanking experience. Downloading and using mBanking application is easy as no separate registration or filling of forms is required for activating the mobile banking service.
1.    Customers can SMS ‘MB’ to 90090 to get the download link
2.    Or, customer can directly go to https://m.bankmuscat.com/mb

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