Posted on August 08, 2018

Doha Bank, one of the largest commercial banks in the State of Qatar, has collaborated with Mastercard, a leading technology company in the global payments industry, to launch a suite of new debit card products with innovative value-added services for its customers.

The range consists of the Doha Bank Mastercard Debit Card, as well as premium World Elite and World variants. The cards will allow users to conduct contactless transactions using their debit cards when in the country on NAPS, Qatar Central Bank’s secure National ATM & POS Switch, as well as internationally through Mastercard’s platform. For the first time, Doha Bank customers will also be able to carry out e-commerce transactions with the added security of Mastercard SecureCode® and QPAY (Qatar Central Bank Payment gateway system) using their Mastercard debit cards. In another first for Doha Bank, cardholders will also earn Doha Miles, the bank’s loyalty program, on their e-commerce and cross-border spend.

In addition, Doha Bank’s private banking and Al Riyada customers using World Elite cards will enjoy a host of privileges, including complimentary upgrade to Gold tier - Qatar Airways Privilege Club, unlimited access to over 900 VIP lounges worldwide via LoungeKey, airport and lifestyle concierge services, premium memberships to Global Hotel Alliance, Travel and Medical Insurance, fine dining offers, free valet parking, and Buy 1 Get 1 Movie offers through Q-Tickets and Vox. Commenting on the launch of the new debit cards, Dr. Seetharaman, Group CEO, Doha Bank, said: “Introducing our customers to world-class banking products has always been a top priority for us at Doha Bank. Through our collaboration with Mastercard, we have achieved a key milestone in our journey focused on simplifying, securing and enhancing our card offerings both locally and internationally, thereby exceeding their expectations and finding new ways to reward our loyal customers.” 

Braik Ali H S Al- Marri, Acting Chief Retail Banking Officer, Retail Banking at Doha Bank, said: “With our new Doha Bank Mastercard Debit Cards we are presenting our customers with many firsts and exclusive privileges and benefits at their fingertips. We are confident that our new card propositions will offer them exceptional experiences making every banking transaction most rewarding for them.” Khalid Elgibali, Division President, Middle East and North Africa, at Mastercard shared: “At Mastercard, our efforts to provide cardholders with unforgettable experiences and unique benefits drive our product innovation and industry partnerships. We are pleased to launch this new range of contactless debit cards in Qatar with Doha Bank, opening a world of convenience and comfort to our cardholders.”

With an increasing demand for premium offers and benefits in Qatar, Doha Bank expects the new debit cards to add more value to its growing customer base and also offer services and benefits that complement the lifestyle of its customers.

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