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Bank Muscat widens network with new branch in Bidaya

MUSCAT, 19 April 2014 - Bank Muscat, the flagship financial services provider in the Sultanate, opened a state-of-the-art branch in Bidaya in the wilayat of Al Suwaiq. H. E. Ali bin Khalfan Al Kotaiti, Chairman of the Health and Environment Committee at Majlis Ash'shura, was the guest of honour at the inauguration attended by senior bank officials.

H. E. Ali bin Khalfan Al Kotaiti congratulated the bank for opening the new branch in Bidaya, thereby providing world class banking services in the area which is witnessing various developments. “We are thankful to Bank Muscat for its valuable services complementing the economic developments benefiting citizens and visitors in the wilayat of Al Suwaiq and we look forward to stronger future partnership with the leading bank."

Said Al Badai, DGM - Branches, said: “The expanding branch network, especially in areas where developmental activities are gaining momentum, highlights Bank Muscat's focus to remain the nation's bank of first choice. With the widest reach in serving customers and the largest network of 137 branches in the Sultanate, Bank Muscat is committed to meeting customer expectations at all levels."

The new branch facilities include the bank's revamped asalah Priority Banking services which have set a benchmark for personal and relationship based banking in Oman.

Ali Jama, Senior Regional Manager – North Batinah, said: “As the nation's leading bank, Bank Muscat is committed to contributing and sustaining the country's progress and development. The extension of the branch network in Bidaya reiterates Bank Muscat's commitment to the country's future development."

Over the past 32 years, Bank Muscat has achieved steady and significant growth to emerge as the leading financial institution in Oman. Setting new benchmarks, Bank Muscat offers the complete range of banking products and services through the network of branches across the length and breadth of Oman. The sophisticated banking experience stems from the right mix of traditional and electronic channels.

Presently, Bank Muscat is the first and only bank in Oman offering the extended working hours from 8.00 am to 5.00 pm (Sunday to Thursday). The evening banking service is presently available at 16 branches across Oman. Innovations adopted by the bank are characteristic of the largest network of ATMs and cash deposit machines (CDMs) found in all parts of the country. Bank Muscat understands the constantly changing customer needs and responds with suitable financial solutions.

The corporate philosophy of Bank Muscat is underpinned by the rich Omani culture and traditions and the bank prides itself in its deep understanding of customer needs, offering financial guidance at all levels.