NBO migrates debit cards to Visa, joining world's largest payments network

Offering a secure and seamless payment experience, cardholders will be able to make easy and convenient purchases at Visa's 70 million merchant locations in more than 200 countries worldwide, as well as access a wide range of discounts, offers and other unique services

  
NBO migrates debit cards to Visa, joining world's largest payments network

Muscat – Continuing to enhance its services, the National Bank of Oman (NBO) has announced the conversion of its debit cards for consumers and SMEs to the world leader in digital payments, Visa. Offering a secure and seamless payment experience, cardholders will be able to make easy and convenient purchases at Visa’s 70 million merchant locations in more than 200 countries worldwide, as well as access a wide range of discounts, offers and other unique services. The bank’s migration to Visa debit also covers products for SME clients to pay suppliers.  

Maha Al Raisi, Head of Retail Products at NBO, said, “At NBO we are always trying to find ways to make banking more rewarding for our customers, while benefiting their everyday lives. Through this partnership, we are joining a network of over 3.6 billion cardholders worldwide. Drawing on Visa’s global expertise and performance, enabling us to offer more tailored payment options to our customers and retail clients, giving them added security and confidence, however and wherever they wish to pay.”

Manish Gautam, Visa’s Country Manager for Oman, added, “We are delighted to expand Visa’s partnership with NBO to offer their debit cardholders and retail clients innovative digital payment solutions. With Visa’s debit cards, cardholders can pay for items easily and securely both in-store and online, and the bank’s SME clients will be able to enjoy the same benefits for payments to suppliers. As international travel eventually returns, our cardholders will also have the peace of mind of worldwide acceptance at Visa’s 70 million merchant locations.  We look forward to working with NBO to deliver the secure, enhanced and convenient digital payment experiences their cardholders and SMEs increasingly expect and deserve.”

NBO’s Visa Debit Cards offer cashless convenience, tailor-made to meet the needs of its customers. Providing excellent spending power and a smarter, safer alternative to cash, cardholders are able to access a host of exciting benefits including movie tickets, dining and hotel discounts, free travel insurance, airport lounge access and more. Accepted at over 70 million establishments worldwide, including hotels, airlines, car rentals, restaurants, gas stations, hospitals, and departmental stores, the NBO Visa Debit Card entitles its user to withdraw emergency cash up to 100% of their Debit line from over 600,000 ATMs worldwide.

Customers can change their existing cards through the NBO mobile app or at their nearest branch. Or, to find our more contact the NBO Call Centre on 24770000. 

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About National Bank of Oman:

NBO, the first local commercial bank in the Sultanate of Oman, was founded in 1973 and is today one of the leading banks in Oman. The Bank serves its customers in Oman through 60 Branches, more than 180 ATM/FFM/CCDMs as well as two Branches in U.A.E.

The Bank is committed to community improvement through its corporate citizenship programs and is an active supporter of a range of worthy causes in Oman, with emphasis on health and human services, civic, education, environment, youth, women, arts and culture. 

For more information, please contact:
Sudipta Dasgupta
TRACCS
Email: Sudipta.dasgupta@traccs.net 

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