Commercial Bank officially opened its latest branch in Al Ruwais on Tuesday. The new branch, geographically located at the northernmost tip of Qatar, will provide full-fledged banking services to the local community.
Commercial Bank chairman Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali bin Jabor al-Thani formally inaugurated the new branch in the presence of vice-chairman Hussain Ibrahim Alfardan, managing director Omar Hussain Alfardan, and Group CEO Joseph Abraham, along with VIPs, senior dignitaries and other Commercial Bank executives.
The new state-of-the-art branch provides fully-fledged personal banking and ATM services; branch customer hours are 7.30am to 1pm from Sunday to Thursday. As part of the branch launch, Qatari nationals residing at Al Ruwais and the neighbourhood can benefit from a tailor-made mortgage loan offer running until June 30, 2018.
Vice-chairman Hussain Ibrahim Alfardan delivers a speech after the ceremonial cake cutting. Looking on are chairman Sheikh Abdullah bin Ali bin Jabor al-Thani, Group CEO Joseph Abraham, VIP customer Ali al-Sada, and other senior dignitaries.
The new Al Ruwais branch.
Sheikh Abdullah said: “Commercial Bank continues to invest and grow its branch network across Qatar. Commercial Bank’s new branch in Al Ruwais will bring our banking services closer to customers in northern Qatar and the opening is in line with our long-term business strategy of supporting economic development and serving new customers in emerging geographic zones in Qatar.”
Commercial Bank VIP customer Ali al-Sada said: “Al Ruwais is the northernmost gateway to commercial trade in Qatar and Commercial Bank’s conveniently-located branch will help support the growth and development of the Al Ruwais community, as banking is the lifeblood of local businesses and commerce.”
Abraham said: “We recognise that branches continue to be the preferred banking channel for the personalised service we offer to customers during interactions with branch staff and relationship managers.
“Our branch network mirrors the current and emerging areas of economic development in Qatar and the opening of the new Al Ruwais branch will bring our total number of branches in Qatar to 29.”
Commercial Bank EGM, consumer banking, Amit Sah added: “Commercial Bank recently received the award for ‘Best Retail Bank in Qatar’ from the Asian Banker for the second year in a row. This was in recognition of our strong personalised approach to banking where we continue to invest in our physical locations, as well as innovations in technology.
“The human touch in banking still emerges as an important factor for customers when choosing a bank. When we combine that with our commitment to providing services that are secure and easy to use, such as our digital banking, we are able to offer the high standards of service that we have built our reputation on.”