Bank Sohar Officially Inaugurates Nizwa Branch New Location

02-27-2018 Back to Newsroom

As part of Bank Sohar’s strategy to provide excellence in customer experience and added convenience to its valued customers, the Bank inaugurated its Nizwa branch in the new location on 26 February 2018 officially under the auspices of H.E. Sheikh Hamed bin Salim bin Saif Al Aghbari, Wali of Nizwa.

Attending the official ceremony from Bank Sohar were Mr. Sasi Kumar, Acting CEO, Mr. AbdulAli Al Lawatia, Senior AGM - Corporate Support, Mr. Khamis Al Rahbi, Senior AGM Retail Banking, Mr. Mazin Mahmood Al Raisi, Senior AGM - Marketing & Customer Experience, Mr. Rashid Al Maskri District Manager Al Batinah region and Mr. Juma Masaood Al Dawudi, Senior Branch Manager, Nizwa Branch.

The opening ceremony began with H.E. Sheikh Hamed bin Salim Aghbari cutting the ribbon, accompanied by the Bank’s senior officials and a number of the Bank’s VIP customers from the region. The guests were then taken on a short tour of the Branch and briefed on the various products and services offered by Bank Sohar.

Commenting on the official opening of the Nizwa branch in the new location, Mr. Sasi Kumar, Acting Chief Executive Officer of Bank Sohar said, “We are committed to provide customers across the Sultanate with a comprehensive suite of financial services coupled with innovation, convenience and customer service excellence. The new location of Nizwa branch forms part of our operational strategy to continuously review branch locations and make sure customers enjoy the full experience of excellence that Bank Sohar offers with ease of accessibility. The branch in its new location will be able to better service customers within the region, and we look forward to continuously open more branches as part of our network expansion plans.”

The opening of the branch in its new location comes as part of the Bank’s consistent efforts to ensure customer convenience and easy accessibility. Nizwa branch in its new location and its robust infrastructure and distinct Bank Sohar identity enjoys ample car parking spaces, spacious interior, and convenient accessibility from different directions in the area.

Commenting also on the official opening, Mr. Rajeev Arora, DGM & Head Retail Banking, Bank Sohar, said: “We welcome our valued customers to Bank Sohar’s Nizwa branch in its new location that we carefully selected to enhance their banking experience, and offer them our full range of products and services that they look for”.

Bank Sohar brings innovation and excellence to Oman’s banking sector through its extensive operational network and value-additions such as convenient cash withdrawal services at over 1,000 ATMs across the country that operate under the ‘OmanNet’ platform. The Bank’s ATMs at Buraimi and Shinas border continue to operate with the ‘Dirhams Dispensing’ facility; thus adding immense convenience to businessmen who travel and transact business across the border on a regular basis, as well as to customers who visit the United Arab Emirates.

The Bank’s customers enjoy the advantage of a Cash Deposit facility at all branch ATMs as another value-added service. In addition, the Bank’s E-channels, encompassing SMS Banking, Internet Banking services and a specialised Mobile Banking Application for Android and iPhones, allow customers to access their bank anytime and from anywhere. Further, Bank Sohar has implemented the Mobile Payment Clearing and Switching System (MpClear), where customers are able to conduct fund transfers via Mobile Banking App using their phone numbers instead of their account numbers, which allows transfers 24x7.

For more information on Bank Sohar and Al Mumayaz Savings Scheme, please visit or call 24730000. You can also follow the Bank on Facebook at, on Instagram at or join the conversation on Twitter @sohar_intl.


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