MUSCAT: ahlibank won the prestigious ‘Excellence in Corporate Banking’ award at the recently concluded Oman Banking & Finance Awards ceremony that was held on the sidelines of the high-profile New Age Banking Summit, at the Al Bustan Palace – A Ritz Carlton Hotel. Powered by Oman Economic Review (OER), the event awarded and felicitated top banking and financial institutions in Oman.
Having established its credentials as one of the fastest growing banks in the country, ahlibank topped its awards tally with the coveted ‘Excellence in Corporate Banking’ Award, setting a new benchmark in its Wholesale Banking segment. The award validates its customer-centric approach to banking and demonstrates its focused strategy to create and implement innovative banking products and services for the corporate segment.
Zaliya bint Lal Bakhsh al Balushiyah – DGM –Corporate Banking, at ahlibank, accepted the award, on behalf of the Bank, from Tahir al Amri - Executive President of Central Bank of Oman. The 7th edition of New Age Banking Summit had brought to the venue industry leaders from Oman and the GCC, showcasing fundamental and progressive developments that would impact the banking and financial sectors in the coming years.
Expressing pride and delight on winning the award, Zaliya al Balushi stated: “At the outset, I would like to thank Oman Banking and Finance Awards for recognising our meritorious performance in the corporate banking segment with the marquee of ‘Excellence’. This award is a testimony of our team work , ahlibank’s vision to create exceptional avenues that meet customer needs and exceed their expectations, while delivering outstanding value to our stakeholders. In addition, winning this award specifically in the banking sector in Oman reflects the success of ahlibank’s strategies, and the ability to benefit from our traditional and digital channels that enhance customer experience. It also recognises the bank’s efforts to provide flexible and fast services and keep pace with market developments in line with its plans to support and sustain local business activities, which play an active role in achieving development and the objectives of the Oman Vision 2040. We believe that the Bank's dedication to enhance the efficiency of its innovative banking products and services are among the most prominent factors that have contributed to this honour. This is, indeed, a proud moment for ahlibank.”
Pointing out that the Award would mark a new milestone in the Bank’s impressive growth trajectory, Zaliya al Balushi added: “We have grown in leaps and bounds, especially in the last few years, to proudly accentuate our crucial role in redefining banking habits in the country. We have increased our footprints across the country and augmented our operational excellence with a policy of sustained and inclusive growth. We are also refocusing on increasing enhanced digital banking experience for our Corporate customers. We have and continue to invest our resources in digital technology and all-round manpower development, thus underscoring our larger objective of becoming the bank of choice for both retail and wholesale customers. We will cherish the honour of winning ‘Excellence in Corporate Banking’.”
The New Age Banking Summit, organised with the support from Central Bank of Oman and Oman Banks Association, recognised the endeavours of organisations in the banking and finance industry, with distinguished awards marking the achievements of selected entities and setting a benchmark for others to match.
ahlibank has fulfilled its customers’ aspirations by tailoring products that are relevant to the changing global market and the challenges posed by time and situation. Its portfolio of products and services indicate its intent to establish customer satisfaction at every turn. Of particular significance is its Corporate Banking segment, which is supplemented by industry experts who are specialised in a host of industry sectors. It caters to the needs of large, medium and small customers with a range of financial products and services, including term loans to fund capital expenditure for setting up new units, expansion and modernisation project, as well as infrastructure and non-infrastructure sectors.