Opening bank accounts for domestic workers made easier
April 30 2020 10:41 PM
Opening bank accounts for domestic workers made easier
Opening bank accounts for domestic workers made easier

Qatar has eased the process of opening a bank account to allow domestic workers to send money to their families from the safety of their homes amid the Covid-19 pandemic, the Government Communications Office (GCO) has stressed. The comes as part of the State's efforts to preserve the health and safety of everyone in the country, the GCO has tweeted.

The Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs recently urged all employers to open bank accounts for their domestic workers.

The directive is based on the keenness of Qatar to provide banking services to all segments of the society, including domestic workers. Qatar Central Bank had earlier issued a circular regarding the opening of accounts and ensuring banking services for such workers.

Elaborating on the matter through an infographic on Thursday, the GCO said employers can open a bank account for domestic workers easily through electronic bank applications and pay salaries directly into the employee's account. Domestic workers can transfer money to their families, pay for expenses through mobile applications, purchase goods online and withdraw cash from ATMs, the infographic states.

There is no fee or minimum balance required for opening an account, and bank cards will be delivered by post, it adds.

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