As part of its Bank-wide coverage to encourage saving habits among the locals population and also to promote the Al Mumayaz Savings Scheme 2014, Bank Sohar recently hosted its RO 5,000 Weekly Draw under the scheme at its Shinas Branch. The weekly draw took place on August 28, 2014. This draw marked the 19th weekly draw the Bank has conducted in various branches and locations across the Sultanate with the aim to cover all 25 branch locations before the special scheme for year 2014 comes to a close.
The RO 5,000 Weekly Draw at Shinas was presided over by Sheikh Ali Mohammed Ahmed Al Balushi, one of Bank Sohar’s VIP customers from the Shinas Branch. Mr. Abdullah Al Mahmoodi, Chief Manager, Events and Promotions and Ms. Badriya Al Jahwari, Shinas Branch Manager, welcomed the Chief Guest who conducted the weekly RO 5,000 electronic draw to announce the name of the lucky winner namely, F. A. Al Ruheili from the Bank’s Sohar Branch. Bank Sohar’s customers and other senior staff members were also present at the event to witness the draw.
The event was inaugurated with an overview of the Al Mumayaz Savings Scheme 2014 by Ms. Thuraiya Al Hashmi of Retail Liabilities Unit. On this occasion, Mr. R Narasimhan, DGM and Head of Retail Banking commented: “Bank Sohar has consistently been at the helm of innovative banking and has been on a constant drive to find better ways of instilling savings habits in customers and the population at large. In fact, with an attractive prize structure encompassing a wider pool of customers and a significantly larger number of draws, our 2014 Al Mumayaz Savings Scheme has been extremely well received; with many increasing their savings to make the most of our RO 1,000 daily and RO 5,000 weekly prize draws whilst also having the chance to participate in other larger draws comprising of the RO 50,000 monthly Draws and more than half of a million in year-end draws.”
Having already passed the half-way mark with the half-yearly draw held in the month of July, Bank Sohar is gearing up for the home stretch and the grand finale of this year’s Al Mumayaz Savings Scheme. For the remainder of 2014, Bank Sohar will be continuing with its five hourly prizes of OMR 1,000 every day from Sunday to Wednesday, OMR 5,000 weekly prize draws and monthly draws with a prize pool of OMR 50,000. These will culminate with the highly anticipated Year-End Grand Prize Draw with a prize pool of over half a Million Rials, with one lucky saver winning OMR 500,000; one exclusive winner receiving OMR 50,000 and one lucky minor receiving OMR 5,000.
“We would like to offer our heartiest congratulations to F. A. Al Ruheili from the Bank’s Sohar Branch on her winnings, and would also like to wish all our customers the very best of luck in the upcoming draws,” added Mr. R Narasimhan.
In addition to its Al Mumayaz Savings Scheme and other market leading retail products and services, Bank Sohar also provides an extensive network of ATM’s totalling 50 machines across the Sultanate. In addition, Bank Sohar customers continue to enjoy the privilege of free-of-charge transactions in over 1,000 ATMs under the ‘OmanNet’ platform. Bank’s ATMs at Buraimi and Wajajah borders continue to operate with the ‘Dirhams Dispensing’ facility; thus adding immense convenience to businessmen who travel and transact business across the border on a regular basis, as well as to customers who visit the United Arab Emirates. The bank’s customers also enjoy the advantage of a Cash Deposit facility at all branch ATMs as another value-added service.
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