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Bank Muscat highlights unique role in facilitating secure e-payment

MUSCAT, 26 July 2016 – Bank Muscat, the flagship financial services provider in the Sultanate, as part of its 'Let's Do More' vision and commitment to partnership and innovation, extended support to the 4th international conference on e-commerce, which started yesterday (Tuesday 26 July) in Salalah under the auspices of HE Sayyid Mohammed bin Sultan Al Busaidi, Minister of State and Governor of Dhofar.

The 2-day conference highlighting the importance of e-payment and its role in enhancing development and promoting e-commerce in the Sultanate and the Arab world is attended by dignitaries, experts, academics and specialists in the field of e-commerce. Hosted by Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry in the governorate of Dhofar, in collaboration with the Middle East Centre for Social Consultancies and Studies, the conference reviewed the Arab experience and explored new avenues in improving e-commerce in the region.

Bank Muscat utilised the opportunity to highlight its state-of-the-art electronic banking service. Marked by speed, convenience and security, the electronic banking channels, notably mobile banking, online banking and ATM/CDM network enable financial transactions anytime from anywhere.

Bank Muscat customers are increasingly moving to electronic banking channels, the preference being mainly due to factors such as the adaptive and flexible nature of services. The bank is focused on adding value and engaging customers through their preferred banking channels.

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 day-to-day transactions at shopping malls, restaurants or holiday abroad. Embedded with the electronic chip, the cards ensure maximum protection and peace of mind.

The bank's state-of-the-art mobile banking service has made banking truly mobile for the largest banking family in Oman who can bank 24/7 'anytime, anywhere'. Winner of the coveted His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Award for the Best Public eService, mBanking is Oman's preferred mobile banking service.

Driven by the latest technological features offering a wide range of options, the enhanced online banking service helps Bank Muscat customers bank at convenience from 'anywhere, anytime'. For people constantly on the move, the online banking service is a boon.

ATM/CDMs form a pillar of customer service and Bank Muscat can proudly claim that its largest network of ATMs, CDMs and Integrated ATM/CDMs spread across the country is the preferred choice. Being a member of OmanSwitch and GCCNet, customers from any bank in Oman, the GCC countries and from around the world can use Bank Muscat ATMs for their cash requirements.

Bank Muscat launched Oman's first electronic branch in the banking sector. Unleashing an innovative concept, the eBranch located at Oman Avenues Mall elevates the banking experience to new levels of convenience and delight. The unique facilities include Business Cash Deposit Machine for corporate clients and Statement Printer Kiosk for both retail and corporate clients.

In step with the Sultanate's e-Government initiative, Bank Muscat has been at the forefront, facilitating electronic payment. The bank enjoys an edge in electronic banking services in tune with the requirements of a young, tech-savvy generation. A keen perception of customer requirements enables Bank Muscat to develop products in line with the current and emerging needs to further increase efficiency.