Doha Bank CEO Dr R Seetharaman and senior management officials received the following awards at a recently-held ceremony: “Best Web/Mobile Banking Service” for the Doha Bank mobile App, “Best Savings Account for Al Dana Savings Scheme,” “Best Co-Branded Credit Card” for the LuLu Doha Bank Shopping Credit Card, and “Best Forex Trading Service.”
“The awards indicate the success of Doha Bank’s business strategy across key verticals,” Seetharaman said.
He added: “To come up trumps at The Banker Middle East Industry Awards is always special as the criteria for making the grade are so stringent, and you clearly need to be a cut above the competition to win in any category.
“These awards are an acknowledgement for innovative offerings to our customers using technology. The awards are also a source of great encouragement for us to push our limits in creating products and services that meet the changing needs of our customers.”
Doha Bank bagged the award for “Best Forex Trading Service” thanks to its industry-leading range of margin trading products and corporate hedging solutions for cross-border transactions that have been seeing increased demand.
The bank, which offers forex services from 7.15am to 8pm from Sunday through Friday, also provides “the best forex rates” for expat customers for remittances to their home countries.
The LuLu Doha Bank Shopping Credit Card, winner of the award for “Best Co-Branded Credit Card,” offers an unbeatable value proposition on everyday spends, with cardholders saving 5% on every purchase via shopping points each time they shop at LuLu stores in Qatar.
It is the only product of its kind to allow customers to enjoy instant savings on groceries as the points earned can be redeemed without any limitations or restrictions, and customers are further kept engaged in a year-round calendar of offers and promotions. The premier savings programme of its kind in Qatar, Doha Bank’s Al Dana savings account offers customers a wide range of banking benefits, including a free VISA international debit card and online, SMS and newly-introduced Apple Watch banking services.
Customers can also manage their utility bill payments through their Al Dana account and transfer funds across multiple accounts and to third parties, as well as send money overseas at the most competitive exchange rates.
Doha Bank has consistently won top honours at The Banker Middle East Industry Awards, which have become acknowledged as the most important recognition of financial excellence in the Middle East.