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Gulf Daily News: Al Salam Bank Bahrain’s New Branch Opens

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  • Al Salam Bank Bahrain transforms its newly opened branch at Bahrain City Center into a full banking suite to offer banking convenience for its clients. Top customer services and cutting edge facilities are prioritized at the branch to meet the sophisticated demands of its clients. Gulf Daily News has the report.

Bank opens new branch

MANAMA: Al Salam Bank – Bahrain has opened its second branch at Bahrain City Centre.

The branch houses a business centre that is equipped with the most sophisticated and state-of-the-art computer systems that are not found in any other bank in the country, executive vice- president and head of Mena Nabeel Al Tattan said.

In addition to the full commercial banking services, which the branch is offering to customers, the branch also provides through its business centre full and free-of-charge clerical services to clients who use it during their visit to the branch.

Clients are able to browse through the bank’s online banking module where they can view their account details and conduct a number of major transactions by using 22-inch touch-screens. “The aim is to offer our clients a one-of-a-kind experience and service,” Mr Al Tattan said.

“Providing such a service emanates from one of our core values of being differentiated by providing unique and full-solution services to clients.”

The concept behind the business centre within the branch is to make it a one-stop-shop that provides diversified services to clients with an exceptional banking environment that would make the experience as friendly and beneficial as possible, Mr Al Tattan said. “It is more of a business centre than a mere traditional bank branch.”

Apart from an ATM installed at the branch, there will be three other ATMs located at various points in the mall, Mr Al Tattan said.

“Moreover, we plan to instal a number of ATMs at strategic locations in various parts of the country.”

Mr Al Tattan also pointed out that the bank has achieved numerous milestones along its strategic plan since inception.

“Al Salam Bank – Bahrain has introduced a number of innovative Sharia-compliant products such as Al Salam Wakala Deposit and the recently launched charge chip-enabled cards as well as introducing the online banking service with its unique utilisation.”

He said that the bank will continue to be creative while introducing innovative products in order to fulfill the needs of the shareholders, investors and clients and meet their expectations for better and enhanced services, which would cover all aspects of investment and banking.

“Our stable position within the financial sector is a driving force that encourages us to move forward and strengthen our status and presence within the local community and regionally, heading for a global stature,” Mr Al Tattan said. “We plan to open gradually five branches at selected hot spots within the kingdom,” Mr Al Tattan said. The new branch is located on the second floor in the Bahrain City Centre.



Written by Suapi Shaffaii

November 14, 2008 at 12:05 pm

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