Commenting on the bank’s sponsorship of the event, Hilal al Siyabi, head of CSR at OAB, said, “OAB has always been a very community oriented bank and supporting such events, especially those that are charity focused, has always been core aspect of our operations. It is through events like these that we can either directly or indirectly help organisations that continue to do important work in our communities, and touch the lives of those in need.”
The event was held at the school premises in Bausher and saw the attendance of a large of number of people. The charity event consisted of several activities including competitions, performances and face painting. There was also a souq setup at the venue. Also participating in the event were a large number of social media celebrities.
As part of its sponsorship, OAB set up a stall at the event grounds where it showcased its various products as services, particularly its children’s accounts and the accompanying child education savings plan.
“Our child education savings plan was created with the aim of providing parents with an effective means to helps save for their children’s education and build a brighter future for them. It utilises a completely autonomous system for carrying out monthly debits from the parent’s account to the child’s account, thereby offering absolute simplicity and convenience,” added Siyabi.
As part of this Savings Plan, parents with accounts at OAB can now open an account for their children, following which a predefined amount will automatically be transferred from the parent to the child’s account at monthly intervals.
The monthly savings amount can range from as low as RO25 to a maximum of RO5,000 and can be amended by the parent at any time without any
Under the plan the account will benefit from a high interest rate of 1.75 per cent per annum on the monthly deposit balance. As a further value-added benefit, the plan offers bonus interest, calculated at 1.25 per cent per annum, once every three years. This bonus is applied above the existing interest rate a
nd is automatically awarded following regular monthly deposits for 36 consecutive months.
In addition to the high interest rate and bonus interest awarded every three years, the plan offer several other benefits. For starters, the account is entitled to take part in the Hassad Savings scheme with a chance to win cash prizes every month as part of the special draws for children.
The plan also comes with free life insurance which covers up to RO50,000 in case of any unforeseen incident that may occur to the parent.
This allows parents to rest assured of the continuity of monthly payments to the account.