Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB) has announced the integration of its Bedaya student account onboarding on the award winning QIB Mobile App.
Bedaya, an initiative within the framework of the Bank’s Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) Programme, provides university students the ability to open a unique bank account digitally, along with a preapproved Credit Card. It also enables students to start using and getting acquainted to a spectrum of banking products and services.
The new digital onboarding process is a unique service, which allows all university students above 18 in Qatar to manage their finances independently and start a relationship with the Bank through the QIB Mobile App in a fast, simple, secure, and convenient way, a statement explained.
As part of QIB’s ESG strategy, the launch of the Bedaya Account followed QIB’s introduction of its financial literacy programme, called “How money works?” in 2018, which helps school and university students to learn how to manage money through budgeting, saving, and investing.
Students can apply for the one-of-its-kind student Credit Card in Qatar for free, with a limit of QR3,000 for Qataris and QR2,000 for expats. Bedaya account holders will also receive a complementary QIB-MyBook App subscription providing ‘Buy 1 get 1 Free’ offers from 500 different merchants in Qatar including restaurants, coffee shops, health and fitness clubs, hotels, and various other retailers. Students will also have access to the QIB digital channels and receive a free Debit Card after opening an account.
Students interested in applying for QIB Bedaya account have to download the QIB Mobile App and using digital identification technology, scan the required documents, take a selfie and provide a few personal details. Following quick real-time verifications, the account is open and student receives a welcome message, followed by SMS to visit the designated QIB branch to complete the onboarding process and activate the account.
The Bank has also introduced the new “Live Chat” feature as part of the onboarding process. This allows the students to directly get in touch with a QIB customer service representative if they have any queries or need further support at any time during the onboarding process.
Commenting on the launch of the QIB Bedaya Account digital onboarding service, D Anand, general manager, Personal Banking Group, said: “The young generation represents the bright future of the country and we at QIB aim to support their journey towards financial success.”
To download the app, customers can visit the Apple Store or Google Play Store and Huawei Gallery and search for the keyword: QIB Mobile App. Customers can easily self-register using their debit card details. For more information, please visit www.qib.com.qa/en-mobileapp