Posted on December 17, 2014

Commercial Bank, one of the leading full service banks in Qatar, has announced the winner of a prize draw for the Bank’s “Life in Qatar” customers. “Life in Qatar” is a tailored banking proposition for new arrivals and designed to reduce the stress of relocation by helping expats settle in faster whilst providing wide-ranging rewards.

“Life in Qatar” customers who opened their bank account and transferred their first salary during the campaign period of 17th August to 31st October were automatically entered into a prize draw to win a new Nissan Pathfinder. The lucky winner, Asem Moatemed Abdelrahman Abouemira, was announced at a special ceremony at Commercial Bank Plaza and received his prize from Commercial Bank Executive Management.

Without a bank account new arrival in Qatar cannot deposit a salary, acquire a credit card, take out a loan, rent an apartment, get a car, or even use an ATM for free. Upon arrival, “Life in Qatar” customers can get their Commercial Bank account up and running within 24 hours and get connected with a free mobile phone and SIM. Customers also enjoy exclusive hospitality offers on their first two nights stay at two of the best hotels in Doha.

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“Life in Qatar” benefits also continue long after arrival, as customers are eligible for free international money transfers every month if they bank online, or pay their Kahramaa or phone bills online; a free executive service to find a home; up to 30% discount on car rental; a “buy now and pay later” promotion at Ikea stores; and discounts at B/Attitude spa in Doha. For Sadara eligible customers, their privileged journey begins with a personalised airport collection service.

Dean Proctor, Commercial Bank EGM, Head of Retail and Enterprise said: “Commercial Bank was the first bank in Qatar to launch a unique banking service for new arrivals and ‘Life in Qatar’ provides the most comprehensive range of benefits to help expats relocate quickly and easily. The ‘Life in Qatar’ campaign has successfully secured thousands of new Commercial Bank customers and our informative website, www.lifeinqatar.com is constantly updated to help our customers adapt to and enjoy the pleasures of living in Qatar”

“Commercial Bank rewards and values all our customers and we congratulate Asem Moatemed Abdelrahman Abouemira on winning his new car,” he added. Asem Moatemed said: "With Commercial Bank’s Life in Qatar proposition, opening my bank account was quick and hassle-free. The level of customer service and benefits has exceeded my expectations and I would like to thank Commercial Bank for my new Nissan Pathfinder.”

“Life in Qatar” customers also have access to pre-approved personal and car loans to help make essential first purchases and purchase their new car. The service can be accessed via Commercial Bank’s dedicated website, www.lifeinqatar.com, which provides reliable information about many questions people have when relocating.  

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