May 11 2011

BMI Bank launches new credit card payment channel

Manama, Bahrain, May 11th, 2011: Bahraini retail and commercial banking institution, BMI Bank , today launched its latest credit card online repayment channel in partnership with Benefit, Bahrain's national electronic network for financial transactions. Customers of the Bank can now pay their credit card bill online using any benefit enabled debit card with a payment option between the outstanding balance, minimum payment due or choosing an amount of their own to pay.

Announcing the launch of the service, Jamal Al-Hazeem, Chief Executive Officer of BMI Bank said:

"In line with our commitment towards enhancing our customers banking experience as well as providing them with convenient payment channels, I am pleased to announce this new service. Our ePayment gateway offers customers a safe and secure environment in which to pay their credit card bills without having to visit a branch which enhances customer convenience. Additionally our credit card customers don't have to worry about lengthy registration processes. The gateway hosted on our website bmibank.com.bh and available free of cost, can be accessed by all our customers by simply entering their credentials (credit card number and CPR number).

We will continue to invest in bringing in value added benefits to all our customers as we continue to build a stronger retail and commercial banking business in Bahrain."

Customers can access the gateway through the Bank's website bmibank.com.bh and click on ePayment tab under the eBanking section. A direct access is available under the link https://payments.bmibank.com


About BMI Bank B.S.C. (c)
Bahraini retail and commercial banking institution, BMI Bank is a retail bank, registered in Bahrain and regulated by the Central Bank of Bahrain offering a full range of retail and commercial banking services. BMI Bank operates in Bahrain through a network of 8 branches and 27 ATMs with net banking for easy access to services. The online platforms offered by BMI bank were awarded the prestigious Bahrain e-Content Award 2009 in the e-Banking category, recognizing ease of use of its comprehensive e-banking services in a safe and secure environment in which to conduct personal and business transactions.

BMI Bank also operates an Offshore Bank in the Seychelles, a branch in Qatar and has a 21.33% shareholding in Gulf African Bank in Kenya. BMI Bank owns the Diners Club Services Bahrain W.L.L and operates the Diners Club cards franchise in Bahrain. BMI Bank 's shareholders include some of the strongest and most respected financial institutions across the GCC, including BankMuscat.

BMI Bank currently offers its customers a range of retail products and services including savings and current accounts, Ayadi savings account, Sapphire, its Premier Banking service, credit cards including Diners Club and La Carte, a co-branded credit card in partnership with Geant Hypermarket Bahrain, consumer and vehicle loans, mortgages and fixed deposits. In addition to Retail Banking, BMI Bank offers full SME Banking, Premier Banking, Private Banking, Corporate Banking, Islamic Financial Services, and Treasury services

For further information, please contact:
Gordon Andrade
Head, Corporate Communications
BMI Bank - Bahrain
e-mail: gordon.andrade@bmibank.com
Cell: +973 39782225

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