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Bank Muscat debit card promotion gains momentum

MUSCAT, 21 September 2016 – An exciting promotion launched by Bank Muscat, the flagship financial services provider in the Sultanate, offering attractive cash prizes for debit cardholders, has gained momentum.

Launched in line with the 'Let's Do More' vision and commitment to partnership in enhancing the banking experience, the exclusive debit card promotion, which runs till 31 January 2017, is yet another value addition benefiting the largest banking family in Oman.

For participation in the monthly draw offering 30 cash prizes, all that the customers need to do is to use their Bank Muscat debit card for transactions instead of cash, and they could be one of 30 winners receiving RO 100 each. Customers can double the chance to win by using the debit card for international and online transactions. ATM cash withdrawal transactions are not considered for the offer.

All Bank Muscat debit cardholders are eligible to participate in the promotion. All transactions using Bank Muscat debit cards are valid and a minimum of five transactions, each worth RO 5 and above a month, entitle customers for a chance to enter the monthly draw. Customers making a single debit card transaction worth RO 25 and above are also eligible to participate in the monthly draw. The more the debit card transactions, the more the chances to participate in the draws.

Time and again, Bank Muscat takes the lead in launching novel campaigns and promotions that continuously enhance value as well as create unique opportunities that enrich life for customers. Bank Muscat cards, which spell convenience and security, is the preferred mode of payment in Oman. The wide range of Bank Muscat cards provide a secure option to pay for a host of transactions across millions of merchant outlets in Oman and abroad. The campaign reiterates the bank's commitment to promoting secure card payment in Oman.

Packed with an array of features and benefits, the new Chip and PIN debit card is designed to make everyday purchases and payments easier. Offering greater flexibility and convenience, the card provides access to the bank's largest network of branches, ATMs and CDMs across Oman.

The innovative chip-based cards provide additional security for transactions through Personal Identification Number (PIN). The initiative heralding the future cards in Oman is in line with the Omani government's ambitious eGovernment project. The cards are in conformity with international standards and reflect the bank's commitment to ensure convenience and security for all card transactions.

The attractive features of the debit cards include payment convenience, facilitating shopping at millions of retail outlets across the world. Customers enjoy cash withdrawal from ATMs within and outside Oman. With global acceptance, the card provides easy access to bank account across millions of ATMs and retail outlets all over the world.

Using the card, customers can shop on the Internet with confidence as the card is protected with the additional Verified by Visa (VbV) security. Customers also receive alerts on mobile phones for transactions made using the card. Cardholders can avail this service by registering their mobile number with the bank. The services available for cardholders include 24-hour Call Centre support, convenience of phone banking and Internet banking 24x7.