Bank Nizwa launches WHATSAPP banking for its customers

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Continuing to enhance customer experience and providing digitally advanced solutions to its accountholders, Bank Nizwa , Oman’s leading and most trusted Islamic bank has launched its Whatsapp banking service, to cater to its existing and potential customers round the clock, and across the globe.


Commenting on the occasion, Mr. Arif Maqbool Al Zaabi, Assistant General Manager Retail Banking, Bank Nizwa, said, “In today’s rapidly evolving banking environment, digitalization and financial technology are the key enablers of product and service innovation. At Bank Nizwa too, developing the IT infrastructure is one of our most important strategic goals for the short and long term. The Bank continues to invest in innovation to offer compelling customer experiences, to stand out amid increasing competition and to position the business for future growth. Innovation is continuous within the Bank and is based on partnerships that enhance customer-facing applications as well as back-end processes and systems. The launch of our Whatsapp banking service exemplifies this approach and is a step towards becoming the ‘digital bank of choice’ in the Sultanate.”


In order to use the bank’s new Whatsapp banking service, a customer needs to add the Whatsapp banking number, +968 24 655 555, from his/ her registered mobile number to get started. Once added to the contact database, the customer can start a chat to get an immediate response. The new service supports making queries related to Bank Nizwa products and services 24*7, and from anywhere in Oman or abroad. The service also provides FAQs for all products, including bank account, credit/debit card, loans & financing, and vehicle takaful, among others.


Being the first Islamic bank, Bank Nizwa has successfully pioneered and redefined the banking experience in Oman,. This is evident today in the bank’s efforts of integrating technology with Islamic banking, which enables customers to bank from the comfort of their homes. Bank Nizwa’s commitment is anchored on preserving robust customer relationships by cultivating trust, relevance and convenience through every banking channel. These channels are guarded by robust security features and ensures all confidential information remains protected.

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