Dr Tariq Taha, AGM and chief information officer, noted, “We received outstanding participations and ideas from school and college students, app developers and young entrepreneurs. BankDhofar aims through this competition to provide the chance for young minds to be part of our future smart banking thorough proposing their ideas and thoughts. Shortlisted participants will have to develop prototypes of their ideas in this phase.”
The competition was launched mid-June to encourage youth minds to design, develop and produce innovative ideas, offering cash prizes worth RO10,000 for three winners.
Qualified participants were short listed following an accurate evaluation process. Participants will have to develop prototypes then present their ideas in front of a jury who will select three best services. Winners will be announced in a special event where RO5,000 will be given to the first place winner, RO3,000 for the second place winner and RO2,000 for the third place winner.
Community development and social involvement is one of the key pillars in BankDhofar operational strategy. As part of its transformation strategy ‘Together 2020’, which aims at reaffirming its position as a leading bank in the sultanate and the best in the Gulf, BankDhofar continues to provide the best customer experience, innovative products and creative services that are custom-made to meet the needs and requirements of our customers.
The combination of the thorough vision of the bank’s executive management, the comprehensive operational strategy that revolves around following best international banking practices and providing best customer experience, as well as commitment to community development and contribution to the growth of the national economy, placed BankDhofar on top of the list of best banks in the region.
To further enrich its customer experience, BankDhofar continuously enhances its electronic banking channels and offers a wide array of banking options through its Online Banking and Mobile Banking solutions. The ground-breaking Touch ID Access feature in the mobile application adds to the security of mobile banking while using compatible iPhones and iPads, allowing customers to authenticate their login and transaction details by fingerprint recognition.
Moreover, the exclusive flagship ‘Card-less Cash’ service allows customers to use their mobiles as an ATM card where they can access their accounts and withdraw cash from any BankDhofar ATM.
BankDhofar also offers a wide range of instant mobile banking services. They include instant connection to accounts and cards details, debit card limit increase, instant payment of utility bills and mobile top-up options, instant credit card due payment, location of nearest ATMs, CDMs and branches, instant money transfer to any other account within BankDhofar 24/7, updated currency exchange rates, instant update on promotions and new products and services.
The mobile app also allows customers to view account details and check the balance in all their accounts.