Posted on March 31, 2011

Doha Bank has launched a mobile banking service, initially applicable for Apple iPhone, BlackBerry and Android mobile devices. The service allows customers to access their bank accounts details, make instant transfer of funds between own accounts or to any registered third party beneficiaries and pay registered utility and credit card bills.

As part of the promotion, Doha Bank is offering 4 iPhone 4 16GB handsets to customers who sign on to the new mobile banking service during the initial months of the launching phase in a bi-weekly draw. For the first time in Qatar, Doha Bank offers immediate, cost effective and secure outward remittances via mobile banking to 13 countries - India, Bangladesh, Egypt, Jordan, Indonesia, Lebanon, Nepal, Oman, Pakistan, the Philippines, Sri Lanka, Turkey and Yemen. “Internet and mobile banking services are the primary gateways for information, sales and services for our customers,” Doha Bank Group CEO R Seetharaman said.

The bank’s mobile banking application for iPhone, BlackBerry and Android is now available online for free download. Once the application has been installed onto the device, the bank’s customers can ‘login’ to their banking accounts and carry out transactions as easily as they do on a personal computer.

For the Apple iPhone, Doha Bank customers can download the free Doha iPhone application from the Doha page at Apple store. The BlackBerry and Android application is available for free download at the Doha Bank corporate website. “Smart phones are quickly changing the way people do business and manage their needs for financial information and control,” Louis Scotto, Head of Retail Banking at Doha Bank, said.

The bank’s entry into the mobile market marks another milestone in its integrated e-commerce platform strategy which raises the bar for an enhanced customer experience, he added.

source: Gulf Times