Banking, Finance & Takaful

Bank Nizwa launches dedicated islamic banking services for women

PrintDesigned to meet the professional and personal needs of today’s modern Omani woman, Bank Nizwa has unveiled its new customized Ladies Banking experience to empower women to lead financially secure lifestyles. As the nation celebrates the achievements of the fifth annual Omani Women’s Day, Bank Nizwa has become the first and only Islamic Bank in the Sultanate that caters to females with a tailored service and offers a world of instant rewards and long-term benefits.

Maha Saud Al Raisi, Senior Manager, Payments & Cards at Bank Nizwa said, “Our Ladies Banking proposition stems from an in-depth understanding of local market dynamics. Women are an integral part of the Omani society and key contributors to the nation’s economic growth and posterity. In fact, the Sultanate has witnessed a dramatic increase in the percentage of women in the workforce. Therefore, it is imperative that we serve this demographic with Islamic banking services that meet their daily requirements and help them better plan for the future.”

In addition to special customer service counters at all nine branches, Ladies Banking from Bank Nizwa provides customers with an exclusively-designed MasterCard’s Platinum debit cards, with a mother of pearl design on the cards. The suite of cards entitle them to an extensive array of value-added privileges including discounts at select high-end retail outlets, restaurants and hotels as well as service providers across the Sultanate and the GCC. With no minimum balance required, the card can be used locally on the OmanNet and GCCNet networks, in addition to 35.9 million locations worldwide and over 2.5 million ATMs around the world wherever MasterCard is accepted. They will also enjoy access to airport lounges ensuring that they continuously travel in luxury and style.

Bank Nizwa is at the forefront of innovation in Islamic Banking and offers a suite of Shari’a compliant financial products and services that meet today’s dynamic financial requirements. More than 20% of Bank Nizwa’s customer-base is comprised of females and as these figures continue to grow, the Bank plans to introduce periodic bundled offers and special asset rates as and when required.

Source: Zawya

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