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Ithmaar relaunches savings scheme with big prize money

MANAMA, January 14, 2017

Ithmaar, a leading Islamic retail bank based in Bahrain, has re-launched its Thimaar savings account for a new year, reducing the minimum amount of savings required to win a prize and increasing both the total number of winners and the total prize purse.

These changes were made in line with the bank’s commitment to listening closely to its customers’ requirements and using their feedback to continuously improve its products and services.

As a result, the new Thimaar has cut the minimum deposit to BD30 ($79), currently the lowest offered by any prize-based savings account in Bahrain besides increasing the number of winners to 4,044 (currently the highest in Bahrain) as well as boosting the total prize money to $3 million, one of the biggest  in the Kingdom.

The new Thimaar Account rolls out from tomorrow (January 15).

Mohammed Janahi, the assistant general manager and head of retail banking, said Ithmaar Bank was committed to becoming the Islamic retail bank of choice. “In line with that commitment, we are constantly working to enhance our customers’ Islamic banking experience,” he stated.  

“Prize-based savings accounts have become an almost standard offering among both Islamic and conventional retail banks in Bahrain,” remarked Janahi.

“However, having listened attentively to our customers’ feedback, we recognised a need to reduce the minimum saving required to be eligible for a prize. We also noticed a pronounced, perhaps obvious, customer demand for increased chances to win – and we restructured the new Thimaar accordingly,” he said.

In 2017, Thimaar will offer a total of $3.05 million in prizes - including $1.02 million monthly prizes, $900,000 loyalty prizes, $600,000 Eid prizes, $200,000 semi-annual prizes and $125,000 national day prizes - to a total of 4,044 winners, including 840 Junior winners.

Every BD30 maintained as an average daily balance qualifies a customer to enter the draws. The more customers save, and the longer they maintain balances in multiples of BD30, the more opportunities they have to win.-TradeArabia News Service




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