MUSCAT, 29 March 2016 – Bank Muscat, the flagship financial services provider in the Sultanate, has won the Best Credit Card in Oman award by Banker Middle East. The award endorses the bank's commitment to add value and convenience to card transactions, ensuring the highest level of security.
The wide range of Bank Muscat credit cards spell convenience with worldwide acceptance. The Chip & PIN cards enhance security and gives peace of mind for all transactions, including online shopping. All transactions are authorised by Personal Identification Number (PIN) instead of signature. In conformity with international standards, the 'Verified by Visa' and 'Secure Code' by MasterCard ensure online transactions using Bank Muscat cards are highly secure. With this additional layer of security feature, Bank Muscat customers can use their credit cards for a host of online shopping transactions like hotel bookings, airline bookings and bill payments.
Amjad Al Lawati, AGM – Cards & eBanking, said: “Bank Muscat is proud to be endorsed for the Best Credit Card in Oman. The wide range of Bank Muscat cards ensure a more secure option to pay with cards worldwide. Bank Muscat has one of the most competent teams in the payments industry. It is this 'dedication' and 'commitment to service' that has made Bank Muscat the preferred electronic payment service provider to the nation. Our ability and flexibility to adapt, innovate and provide customised payment solutions have made us unique in the market."
Offering the best deals and rewards, Bank Muscat cards are a big attraction with customers, providing convenience and flexibility in day-to-day transactions at shopping malls, restaurants or holiday abroad. The bank encourages the use of cards which help individuals to discipline their spending and keep track of all transactions through electronic monthly statements.
The popular Bank Muscat credit cards include a unique co-branded card in association with the national airline Oman Air. The feature-packed bank muscat Oman Air Credit Card offers a slew of benefits and rewards, including membership to Sindbad Programme by the national carrier. Notably, benefits accrue on all card transactions. For every RO 1 spent on the card, cardholders are rewarded with 2 miles on Sindbad Programme. The accumulated miles can be redeemed for Oman Air tickets. As a privileged cardholder, customers are entitled to earn and accumulate Sindbad Miles on all card transactions and enjoy fast-tracking to Sindbad Silver Tier. The annual subscription charge for the card is RO 15.
The bank in association with the leading retail chain LuLu Hypermarket offers another attractive co-branded card with exclusive benefits such as shopping points, dedicated check-in counters, special discounts and flexible repayment options.
Targeted at Premier banking customers, the bank offers exclusive cards such as the prestigious Visa Infinite and Visa Signature credit cards.