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Bank Muscat Premier Banking sets benchmark in relationship banking

MUSCAT, 31 August 2016 – Setting a benchmark for personal and relationship banking, Premier banking from Bank Muscat has established an imprint of differentiated and specialised banking experience characterised by a profound understanding of clients' preferences.

Abdulnasir Al Raisi, DGM – Premier Banking, said:“asalah Priority banking offers value added services and exclusive lifestyle privileges, complementing a world class banking experience. Forming a strong franchise that distinguishes it from competitors, asalah Priority banking has succeeded in taking personal and relationship banking to a new level. As the nation's leading bank, the Premier banking strategy reflects the ongoing commitment to expand innovative services."

The membership comes with Bank Muscat's commitment to delivering value. Personalised premium products and upgraded services come with preferential pricing, thereby multiplying the value of asalah membership and reducing the cost of transactions. The preferential pricing include attractive rates on deposits, competitive foreign exchange rates, waivers and discounts on a range of transactions.

The express banking benefits are centred on the largest number of dedicated relationship managers (RMs) covering all regions in Oman and the largest number of asalah Centers in branches. asalah clients have access to express processing of transactions and service as well as a dedicated 24*7 asalah Contact Center  (24779999).

The bouquet of asalah Priority banking products include Platinum debit card offering higher daily ATM withdrawal limit of RO 1,000, instant airport lounge access at 75 locations worldwide, discounts at high-end retail outlets and complimentary chauffer airport pick-up and drop-off.

asalah Visa Signature credit card is Oman's first such card facilitating access to more than 500 airport lounges worldwide, global concierge service, 24/7 personal assistance for reservations, travel plans, theatre tickets and gifts to enhance the travel experience. The card also entitles clients to 1 per cent cash back on all local and international transactions, plus free multi-trip travel insurance for cardholder and direct family members.

Adding value, asalah Priority Banking clients can enjoy the Visa fine dining programme in the UAE entailing 15 – 25 per cent discount and reward points. They are also entitled to the Visa Luxury Hotel Collection programme covering 900+ hotels worldwide with guaranteed best available rate, automatic room upgrade upon check-in, free continental breakfast, 3 pm late check out, VIP guest status, and complimentary food and beverage vouchers.

asalah clients also enjoy free access to asalah Entertainer App which contains more than 1,200 'Buy 1 Get 1 Free' offers in Oman and at international destinations and hotels.

Private Banking clients enjoy 1 per cent cash back rewards on all transactions made through Visa Infinite credit card. The card also facilitates exclusive Harrods Black Card membership and Hilton Honors Gold Membership, and an unlimited access to 500+ airport lounges globally, multi-trip travel insurance and 24 hours concierge service.

In the exclusive world of privilege banking, al Jawhar Platinum credit card offers credit limit up to RO 50,000 and 1 per cent cash back on purchases. The Entertainer App is also available with more than 500 'Buy 1 Get 1 Free' offers in Oman and the UAE and avail exclusive discounts from more than 170 retail outlets

The ongoing promotions for Bank Muscat cardholders include an exclusive additional  discount on the 35 per cent discount, 2 for 1 offers and kids fly free deals by Qatar Airways. The offer ends on 5 September.

Committed to enhancing banking services to the high saving premier segment, the bank's strategy focuses on differentiated and specialised banking experience distinguishing Premier banking clients from competitors.

The exclusive rewards and benefits lined up for Premier banking customers include the high value al Mazyona monthly, quarterly and year-end prizes. The bank understands customer expectations as al Mazyona 2016 scheme offering RO 10 million in prize money is an incredible incentive for maintaining a healthy savings habit.

The exclusive prizes earmarked for asalah Priority banking customers include two monthly prizes of RO 50,000 each, two quarterly prizes of RO 250,000 each and the year-end jackpot prize of RO 500,000 for one customer.

The recent quarterly draw held in Salalah offered two high value prizes of RO 250,000 each for asalah Priority banking clients and two prizes of RO 50,000 each for al Jawhar Privilege banking clients.

Premier customers of the bank - Private, asalah Priority and al Jawhar Privilege banking – are eligible to participate in all al Mazyona prize draws. The upcoming al Mazyona monthly prize draw will be held in Musannah on 7th September.

Abdulnasir Al Raisi added: “As the leading financial services provider, Bank Muscat is committed to reciprocating the trust and confidence reposed by Premier customers in the bank. The Premier banking products and services will continue to provide a distinct banking experience."