Sohar Islamic – Bank Sohar’s Islamic Banking window recently celebrated the official opening of its latest branch located in Wilayat Barka marking its sixth branch. The fully functional Barka Branch will offer customers a range of Shari’ah compliant products and services as well as easy access to the branch. The opening ceremony was held under the patronage of H.E. Sheikh Abdullah bin Mohammed Al Braiki, Wali of Wilayat Barka and attendance from Sohar Islamic’s executive management and customers from the region.
Welcoming guests at the event, representatives from the bank included Mr. Salim Al Maskari, DGM and Head of Sohar Islamic, Mr. Mazin Al Raisi, Sr. AGM Marketing and Customer Experience and Fahad Akbar Al Zadjali, Head of Retail and Branches at Sohar Islamic. Following a tour around the new branch, Mr. Abdullah bin Mohamed Al Adawi, Branch Operations Manager gave a speech highlighting Sohar Islamic’s network, performance and philosophy of offering outstanding Sharia compliant services and products to its valued customers across Oman. Concluding the event, a token of appreciation was presented to His Excellency Sheikh Abdullah bin Mohammed Al Braiki, Wali of Barka for joining the bank’s celebrations.
Commenting on the new branch official opening, Mr. Salim Khamis Al Maskari, DGM & Head, Sohar Islamic, said, “The official inauguration of Sohar Islamic’s Barka branch comes in line with our commitment to expand our physical presence across the Sultanate and serve our valued customers with high quality sharia compliant financial products and services. Over the past five years, we have achieved a lot, and this new milestone only adds momentum to our drive to offer outstanding banking experience and contribute to the growth of the Omani economy”.
Sohar Islamic’s new branch is manned by qualified staff offering customers with the entire range of Shari’ah-compliant Islamic Banking products and services from Sunday to Thursday from 8:00am till 2:00pm. In line with Sohar Islamic’s other branches, the Barka Branch will also offer customers full-fledged ATM and CDM facilities.
Launched in 2013, Sohar Islamic - Bank Sohar’s Islamic Banking Window, has a comprehensive range of banking solutions that cover a wide array of retail and corporate financing needs. These include SME Banking, personal finance, auto finance, term deposits, savings accounts, current accounts and construction and housing finance for the Bank's retail customers. For its corporate clients, Sohar Islamic offers asset finance, working capital finance, trade finance, treasury and investment products. All products and services offered by Sohar Islamic adhere to the highest level of Shari’ah compliance and are specifically designed to meet certain key criteria including a complete segregation of funds, stand alone and independent branches, separate sales staff, a strong Shari’ah Supervisory Board and Shari’ah Audit and Compliance unit, committed management, and the application of the world’s best Islamic banking software. Sohar Islamic assures compliance with the standards of the Accounting and Auditing Organization for Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI).
For more information regarding Sohar Islamic, please visit any of our branches located in Muscat (Al Khoudh & Al Ghubra), Sohar (Falaj Al Qabail), Nizwa (Firq), Salalah (Saada) and Barka. Alternatively, customers can also call 24730000, or visit www.soharislamic.net.