As part of its plan for expansion to increase human touch points and furthering customer convenience, Sohar Islamic - Bank Sohar’s Islamic window, has opened its doors to the public at its latest branch in Al Maabelah located next to Bank Sohar’s conventional branch. Having commenced operations on 1st November 2018, the bank’s new branch delivers a full range of Shari’a-compliant products and services providing financial solutions to the community.
Mr Salim Khamis Al Maskari, DGM and Head of Sohar Islamic was joined by members of the leadership team to welcome customers during the first day of operations. As per its tradition when extending operational network, Sohar Islamic awarded the first walk-in customer to the new branch with a gift.
Commenting on the branch’s soft launch, Mr Salim Khamis Al Maskari, said, “Our start of operations in Al Maabelah marks a milestone in our journey to reach more customers within highly populated areas across Oman, bringing a wide range of Sharia Compliant financial products and services closer to our customers. Increasing human touch points as our main platform for customer engagement offers greater accessibility to our growing range of facilities, which work in parallel to the investments we make in digitization and online customer engagement”.
In addition to the other branches strategically spread across the Sultanate, in Muscat (Al Khoudh and Al Ghubra), Sohar (Al Waqaiba), Nizwa (Firq), Barka, and Salalah (Saada), Sohar Islamic customers can avail of a range of services through its echannels via www.soharislamic.net and its ever-evolving Mobile Banking app for Android and iOS devices.
To ensure that all products and services offered by Sohar Islamic adhere to the highest level of Shari’ah-compliance, the Islamic window adheres to certain key criteria, notably a complete segregation of funds, stand-alone and independent branches, separate staff, a strong Shari’ah supervisory board and Shari’ah audit and compliance unit, committed management, one of the best Islamic banking software in use worldwide, and strict compliance with the standards set by the Accounting and Auditing Organisation for Islamic Financial Institutions.
For more information on Sohar Islamic visit www.soharislamic.net or call 24730000.