Muscat: Alizz Islamic Bank’s mobile banking application won the prestigious ‘Best Rated Mobile Banking App’ at the recently concluded Oman Banking & Finance Awards. This award comes as an acknowledgement of the bank’s growing excellence in enhancing the customer experience via timely and convenient technological enhancements.
Organised by Oman Economic Review, and held under the patronage of Tahir Salim Abdullah Al Amri - Executive President of Central Bank of Oman, at the Al Bustan Palace - a Ritz Carlton Hotel, the impressive annual award ceremony has set a new tempo for the banking sector to emulate and follow. The proceedings were witnessed by CEOs of major financial and banking institutions in the country and professionals from the industry, alongside digital teams of various banks.
For Alizz Islamic Bank, the recognition of the ‘Best Rated Mobile Banking App’ stems from the growing popularity of its mobile app. The award committee tabulated the number of ratings by users of all mobile banking applications in Oman.
The app is available on the Apple App Store, Google Play store and Huawei Gallery store, and evaluated based on user experience and the ease of completing banking transactions. The algorithm of the mobile app ensured its efficacy and established it as an easy, simple and convenient tool for its growing users.
Commenting on winning the award, Asaad bin Hilal Al Kharusi, Head of Strategy and Transformation of Alizz Islamic Bank, said, “The shift from traditional avenues of banking to smart mobile devices has enhanced the customer experience. Today, our customers can conduct banking transactions with ease from the comfort of their homes, offices or even public places - at any time of the day or night. Constant updates to the app have also contributed to upholding the Bank’s image as a pioneer in adopting innovative technologies. It has reestablished customer experience as a core business strategy.”
Describing the ‘Best Rated Mobile Banking App’ award as a true reflection of the technological changes going on in the banking and financial sector, Al Kharusi added, “Alizz Islamic Bank’s electronic channels, such as the mobile app, ATMs and the Interactive Teller Machines, are all designed to provide a different and distinctive experience for customers. We constantly strive to create and implement digital banking services that enhance the experience of our customers by facilitating all banking transactions using digital technology.”
Alizz Islamic Bank has demonstrated its priority of enhancing customer experience and ensuring total satisfaction through a bilingual and easy and convenient app that is suitable for their banking needs. The app is crafted to give customers the freedom to manage their money easily and smoothly and even open additional accounts and transfer funds locally and internationally.
The app also allows users to pay utility bills at the click of a button, request for an account statement, request for a cheque book, activate or cancel cards, check prayer times and determine the location of the qibla, in addition to a host of other features.