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Bank Muscat to issue Limited Edition Cards for 50th National Day

Muscat, 8 November 2020

 Bank Muscat, the leading financial services provider in the Sultanate, has announced that it will celebrate the momentous occasion of the 50th National Day with a special limited edition series of its Prepaid Cards and its Asalah VISA Signature Credit Cards. The look and feel of the cards will represent the achievements of this important milestone in the history of modern Oman. The exclusive cards with ‘Just Tap’ contactless technology are meant to be collector’s items and sales will start in the first week of November and will go on till stocks last.

On this occasion, Amjad Iqbal Al Lawati, Assistant General Manager - Cards and Electronic Banking, said: “All Bank Muscat Credit Card holders are eligible to be entered into a special raffle scheme, whereby they will receive one chance for every RO 50 spent through the card to participate in special National Day raffles that will be held over a period of 50 days. Fifty lucky winners will get RO 500 each credited to their credit cards. I invite all Bank Muscat customers try out the benefits of our Credit Cards.”

The bank will also be holding special prize draws for prepaid card customers. Customers who use their prepaid card will be eligible to be entered into a special draw with RO 2,500 in total cash prizes, with 50 customers winning RO 50 each. The special draws for both the Credit Cards and the prepaid cards will be held over a 50 day period starting 1 November 2020.

Bank Muscat Asalah VISA Signature Credit Cards offer some of the most exclusive shopping, dining out or traveling offers and benefits for the bank's customers. They offer 1% cashback on all purchases, toll-free global concierge services, multi-trip travel insurance, great discounts at merchants and restaurants, airport lounge access to over 1,000 lounges worldwide and a ‘pick and drop’ chauffeur service to Muscat International Airport. With higher cash withdrawal limits, the card is designed with your lifestyle in mind and comes with great benefits for traveling, shopping and dining. Its secure, feature-packed and welcome at millions of establishments worldwide.

Bank Muscat Prepaid Cards on the other hand are meant to make daily transactions a breeze, and can be used online as well as at merchants across the Sultanate and abroad with a simple tap of the POS terminal without the need to enter their personal identification number (PIN) for transactions up to RO 40. Bank Muscat customers can walk into any of the bank’s branches and instantly obtain up to 3 Prepaid Cards with a total load amount up to RO 2,000 across all the cards. Prepaid cards can be reloaded through the bank’s digital channels of Mobile and Internet Banking as well as through branches.

Card payments and other transactions are becoming increasingly popular with the general public in Oman and Bank Muscat has been facilitating transactional convenience by launching a number of new products in the past including contactless cards. The new cards are in line with the Sultanate’s ambitious eGovernment project and conform to international standards. Their launch reflects the bank’s commitment to ensure ease of use and convenience along with security for all card transactions. More details about Bank Muscat cards are available at https://www.bankmuscat.com/en/bm-cards/Pages/cards.aspx.