Ithmaar, Viva ink bill payment agreement
Manama, September 16, 2012
Ithmaar Bank has signed a partnership agreement with telecom operator, Viva Bahrain, to offer the bank’s customers a convenient and secure way of making Viva payments directly through the bank’s portal.
The new Ithmaar-Viva partnership, which allows customers to inquire about and pay their Viva post-paid bills as well as top-up Viva pre-paid accounts directly through the Ithmaar online banking portal, is a convenient online payment solution to access the mobile account and make instant payments from the comfort of their home or office.
“Ithmaar Bank played a pioneering role in developing online payments in the Kingdom,” said Ithmaar Bank CEO and member of the board, Mohammed Bucheerei. “We were, for example, among the very first to offer direct payment and bill inquiry facilities for electricity and water bills, as well as telecommunication service providers.”
“Having played a key role in pioneering Islamic banking in the region, we remain as committed as ever to continuing our contributions to developing sophisticated products and services,” he said. “This is a commitment we take very seriously, and we are delighted to be the first bank in Bahrain to offer Viva payment services.”
Ulaiyan Al Wetaid, Viva chief executive, said: “Viva is delighted to add to its extensive mobile payment channels by offering our customers the convenience and real-time access to their Viva subscriptions and enjoy the benefit of this great convergence between online banking solutions and flexible mobile payment services.”
“Viva has always endeavoured to enhance customer experience with innovative products and services and we are yet again delivering on our promise,” he conlcuded. – TradeArabia News Service