Dukhan Bank wins two accolades at the International Finance Awards 2021
Doha, Qatar – August 22, 2021 – Dukhan Bank has been awarded two accolades by the International Finance Awards 2021 as the Best Digital Transformation Bank in Qatar 2021 and the Best New Contactless Payment Platform for Dukhan Pay (D-Pay) in Qatar 2021. The awards stand testament to the bank’s resolute commitment towards incorporating state-of-the-art technologies in expanding its rich portfolio of innovative products and services that are in line with its digital transformation strategy.
The International Finance Awards gives recognition to global businesses across multiple industries including banking, finance, and wealth management for displaying corporate excellence, market innovation, and capability in an international platform.
Commenting on the two awards, Mr. Talal Ahmed Al-Khaja, Chief Marketing & Communications Officer said:
“It gives us great pleasure to receive these two awards as testament to our strategic vision that guides a digital-first approach and allows us to remain at par with the evolving needs of our customers. This past year alone has seen the launch of numerous digitally driven products and services, accelerated by market needs and pioneering technologies. Dukhan Bank holds a longstanding reputation of delivering on the latest market trends and technology, and these accolades reaffirm our commitment to enhancing our portfolio as Qatar’s bank of choice.”
Since its digital transformation strategy announced early in 2020, Dukhan Bank has announced the release of new products and services that are backed by digital systems, customer experience platforms, and pioneering technological infrastructure. This has seen the launch of a wide-range of services including upgrades on the bank’s mobile app by adding new services and features as well as integration with The Group to enable customers to manage stocks using Dukhan Bank’s mobile application. Moreover, the bank launched its contactless payment platform, D-Pay, that continues to spearhead new forms of touchless payment options.
In the span of a few months since its launch, D-Pay, has already enabled customers to conduct daily transactions through secure and easy online payment services through Garmin Pay, Fitbit Pay and most recently, Apple Pay, the online payment service that gives customers a more secure and safe payment solution. The service allows customers to make payments without handing over their bank cards to anybody else, touching the buttons of devices or even exchanging currencies, all the while benefiting from the protection feature provided by iPhone devices for every transaction. These services come as part of Dukhan Bank's relentless pursuit to answer customers’ demands for increasingly digital services and products that are replacing traditional forms of banking.
Dukhan Bank’s wide-ranging banking solutions to satisfy clients in Qatar are built on forward-thinking strategies, positioning it as one of the leaders in the banking industry. Today, Dukhan Bank has reputed itself as leading Sharia-compliant services provider, offering a diverse spectrum of award-winning banking products and services on all levels; Local, Regional and Global. Numerous international entities across separate categories have awarded recognition to the bank, namely the annual World Economic Magazine Awars, the International Business Magazine Awards, the annual Global Business Outlook (GBO) Awards, and the International Finance Awards 2020.
Dukhan Bank holds years of excellence in service awards, recognised in the industry as a leader in multiple areas. The recent titles rank hand in hand awards and recognitions garnered by Dukhan Bank over the years for its ground-breaking services. The bank won Best Private Banking Services Award in Qatar 2020 from Global Finance, Best Corporate Digital Services Bank in Qatar 2021 at the World Economic Magazine Awards while its Shari’ah compliant savings account service, Thara’a, has been named the ‘Most Innovative Banking Product’ at the annual GBO awards 2020. This is alongside the title of Most-user Friendly Banking Application for its mobile application, the bank’s leadership, Dukhan Bank’s Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Khalid Al-Subeai, has also received recognition as the ‘Banking CEO of the Year Qatar 2020’. in addition, the bank won ‘The Best Retail’ and ‘The Most Innovative Bank’ in Qatar by the International Business Magazine Awards 2020 among others.