National Bank of Oman (NBO) opened its fully-fledged airport branch within the new Muscat International Airport. Operating 24/7, the new location, was inaugurated under the patronage of Sheikh Ayman Bin Ahmed Bin Sultan Al Hosni, CEO of Oman Airports, presents an easy and convenient banking experience around the clock. The Branch, which is streamlined within the new state-of-the-art airport, is one more way NBO is catering to its customers’ banking needs. In addition to businesses within the airport and its employees, the strategic location will serve travellers and residents alike; passengers will easily access their accounts and will be provided with financial services on the go. Both new and longstanding customers will have access to all products and services currently available at the Bank’s other locations. This addition to NBO’s expanding network reaffirms its commitment to becoming the ‘Bank of Choice’.
John Chang, General Manager and Chief Retail Banking Officer at NBO, said: “As part of NBO’s efforts to be the Sultanate’s ‘Bank of Choice’, we place our branches in strategic locations that appeal to our customers to ensure their banking needs are met on all of our platforms at all times. The opening of the new airport branch reiterates our commitment to add value to our community and country by continuously providing financial services in such a space”. He added: “NBO always strives for excellence through a tailored range of innovative products and services that exceed expectations. The new location will not only accommodate those travelling, but also serve customers residing within the surrounding area”.
To mark this milestone, NBO hosted the monthly Al Kanz Savings draw at the airport branch. The Bank awarded 4 prizes of OMR 25,000 each to four winners, 10 prizes of OMR 500 each to ten monthly salary-transfer winners, and 3 instant prizes of OMR 100 each to three members of the public who attended the draw event.
Envisioned to be one of the world’s top 20 airports by 2020; the new Muscat International Airport has the capacity to host 20 million passengers annually, which in turn will boost tourism in Oman. Therefore, NBO ensured to have a dedicated branch for travellers to be welcomed with a full range of services including account management, card issuance, and handling inquiries.