Bank Sohar launches Sohar Islamic Microsite

May 21, 2014 3:21 pm

Bringing excellence closer to Islamic banking customers, Bank Sohar is proud to have launched a dedicated Sohar Islamic corporate website that aims to provide a portal through which potential and current customers can benefit. The newly designed website embraces the quintessential Sohar Islamic brand image, values and motifs as well as the Omani theme that has provided the original inspiration for Sohar Islamic’s brand identity, name, logo and design.

On the launch of the dedicated Sohar Islamic corporate website, Dr. Mohamed Abdulaziz Kalmoor, CEO of Bank Sohar said: “Since the launch of our Islamic banking window – Sohar Islamic, our efforts have always been focused at offering and delivering the best of Islamic banking services to customers. In order to achieve our goals, we have partnered with Dar Al Sharia to offer Sharia-based banking solutions to ensure that there are no compromises in the development of our products, processes and systems at Sohar Islamic. It gives us great pride and joy to have launched the Sohar Islamic corporate microsite which will further assist our potential and current customers in identifying their choice of banking.”

The Sohar Islamic corporate website acts as an extension to Bank Sohar’s existing corporate website. The site delivers enhanced services to individual and corporate customers through a user-friendly interface built on state of the art platform. In addition to providing vital information and details to visitors, it will also act as an active portal through which Sohar Islamic customers would be able to access internet banking services.

Mr. Mohammed Haris, AGM of Sohar Islamic stated, “We have ensured that Sohar Islamic provides genuine Shariah compliant solutions that meet and exceed customer expectations and are in line with the guidance provided by the Central Bank of Oman (CBO). In an increasingly digital world, it is essential to have an established presence in the web domain. With user-friendly features, the new Sohar Islamic website offers easy navigation and enhanced functionality which make it all the more easier for our visitors to experience authentic Islamic banking with ease of access and least amount of hassle. One distinctive feature of the website is the “knowledge centre” which contains a complete guide to Islamic banking and frequently asked questions and their answers on Islamic Finance to create awareness among public.”

The four branches of Sohar Islamic at Al Ghubra, Falaj Al Qabail, Firq and Saada offer five major products to retail customers across the Sultanate – automobile finance, term deposits, current accounts, housing finance and savings accounts. The Sohar Islamic microsite enables interested clients to take a detailed look into the products offered and connect them with trained business personnel. The physical branches also provide corporate financial solutions consisting of asset finance, working capital finance, trade finance, treasury, and investment products, helping customers to bank with the best in the trade.

The new website’s launch follows a succession of high-profile developments that have seen Sohar Islamic go from strength to strength in the continued pursuit of its aspirations for growth and success as one of Oman’s fastest growing Islamic windows.