Posted on October 11, 2018

Qatar Islamic Bank (QIB) has introduced an online automated solution for Wages Protection System (WPS) to bring further convenience and enhance banking experience for its corporate and SME clients. The new WPS portal has been added to QIB’s online platform to ease the monthly salaries process. This came as result of the increased corporate clients demand for QIB’s expertise in helping them manage their finances.

Commenting on the new WPS online portal General Manager of Wholesale Banking Group, Mr. Tarek Fawzi “With QIB’s move towards the digital era, WPS Online Portal marks a new milestone in QIB’s ongoing commitment to enhance the customer experience.” He added “The new incorporated system, enable QIB to better serve the corporate and SME customers in a timely manner, as the submitted salary files is processed instantly.” QIB encourages all its corporate and SME customers who are enrolled in the wage protection system to register in the new online WPS system, as it eliminates the need for clients to visit QIB service center and will be available to clients24/7.

Clients can register for this service free by filling out the application form that can be found on QIB website or Fanar Service center and identify the key users and their respective responsibilities. Customers can submit their application and familiarize themselves with the WPS online system by visiting Fanar Service center during its extended working hours: Sunday to Thursday from 7:30 am to 1:00 pm; Sunday to Wednesday from 5:00pm to 7:30pm (open between the 25thof each month until the 10th of next month) and Saturday from 9:00am to 12:00pm. Once the application is filled and has been signed by all authorized signatories a username and one-time password will be auto generated and sent by SMS to the designated users.

The WPS online portal was soft launched couple of months ago, it is now being used by over 600 companies processing over 6,000 salaries per month in a secured, fast and instant manner from the comfort of their desks. QIB’s WPS new online portal is multi-users friendly, where as one user can prepare the WPS Salary Information File (SIF) and another user can approve the file and process it online.In addition, once all the information has been inputted the WPS system will validate the information and notify the employer if any errors are found before the file is processed to ensure accuracy of the file.

WPS is an electronic salary transfer system that allows institutions to pay workers’ wages via banks. The system had been initiated by Qatar Central Bank, and enables the Ministry of Labor to create a database that records wage payments in private sector to guarantee timely and full payment of contract agreed wages;the WPS covers all institutions registered in the Ministry of Labor without regards of their expertise sector.

For further information and to download the WPS online registration form, please visit: www.qib.com.qa

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