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BankDhofar bags prestigious awards

August 12, 2014

Times News Service



MUSCAT: BankDhofar said following the 'Best Bank in the Sultanate 2014 award, it has won two more awards from the Banker Middle East Awards 2014, organised by CPI Financial, Dubai. BankDhofar was chosen as the 'Best Managed Advisory Service 2014'- Oman and also for having the 'Best Mobile Banking Application 2014 Oman.'



The trophy for the Best Managed Advisory Service 2014 and the Best Mobile Banking Application 2014 along with certificates were handed over to Abdul Hakeem Omar Al Ojaili by Adam Broom, chief executive officer of CPI Financial here on Monday.



"BankDhofar continues to constantly and consistently grow since its inception 24 years ago. As one of the leading banks in the region with a fast-growing network, we aim to deliver reliable, dynamic and innovative banking services to our esteemed customers. The bank draws on its expertise to provide customers with the best banking products and services and these awards are a reflection and a testament to our successful strategies and quality of products and services provided," noted Al Ojaili.



"CPI Financial is the region's only financial media company publishing magazines, journals and digital content for the banking, finance and business communities throughout the GCC, Levant, Africa and Asia. Since the launch of Banker Middle East in 1999, we have become an integral part of the economic development of the Middle East and this places us in a unique position to be able to recognise those financial institutions that are leading examples of innovation and success," noted Broom



The Banker Middle East Oman Product Awards have been designed to recognise the very best services offered within the country to consumers and businesses. This year these awards were contested by 24 nominees across the 19 categories and after 5 weeks of voting, more than 12,000 CPI Financial registered users have selected the winners through our online poll.



"We are delighted to announce that following their success as Best Bank in Oman at the 2014 Banker Middle East Industry Awards, BankDhofar has now been acknowledged as the winner of two prestigious awards; Best Managed Advisory Service and Best Mobile Banking App. This achievement is due to the continued innovation and development witnessed at BankDhofar and we congratulate the entire team and look forward to their future success as a market leader in providing banking services in the Sultanate of Oman," added Broom.



Commenting on receiving the Best Managed Advisory Service 2014 award, Abdul Hakeem Al Ojaili, said; "BankDhofar offers corporate advisory services to the Corporate and institutional clients including oil and gas, telecom, and financial institutes, by providing tailor made solutions and products".



Biometric customer ID

To commemorate the occasion, BankDhofar launched its new biometric customer ID system compatible with the national identification card (NID). The new biometric system, launched in collaboration with the Royal Oman Police, gives customers a one-touch identification and transaction authentication process. The new facility aims to be faster, convenient and risk free for secure banking transactions.



"Customers are always looking for the easiest ways to access and manage their money. We've listened closely, and BankDhofar's enhanced service now meets both their wants and needs. Keeping pace with the growing technology and new banking trends we are investing in state-of-the-art technology and services to further increase efficiency and improve customer service. The new biometric system reflects our commitment to provide the 'best in class' service and dedication to provide our customers with cutting edge technology and IT infrastructure," Al Ojaili added.



Recently, BankDhofar has been awarded the best bank in Oman by CPI Financial. In 2013, BankDhofar has received awards for different aspects of its operations and presence by renowned bodies worldwide as well as locally.



Furthermore, the bank recently collected the highly honoured STP award from Commerzbank, Germany. The distinction recognises BankDhofar's superior straight-through-processing (STP) of Euro payments and financial transactions.



In addition, Maisarah has won the 'Best Islamic Community Support Bank 2014' by Global Financial Market Review (GFM), a dedicated online news portal that focuses on financial markets, putting Maisarah at the forefront of such initiatives.




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Source: Times of Oman


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