Bank Muscat deploys biometric identification system at branches

March 5, 2015 - 

Bank Muscat has partnered with the Royal Oman Police to launch a biometric identification system to improve customer service in branch transactions, according to a report by Times of Oman.

Bank Muscat’s new biometric system is compatible with the Sultanate’s national identification card, making it the first of its kind in the banking sector in Oman.

To authenticate banking transactions at Bank Muscat branches, customers must insert their national identification card in the biometric machine and validate their identity by scanning their fingerprint on the machine.

Available across the bank’s 139 branches, the biometric identification system is aimed at improving efficiency and speed of transaction processing by accurately capturing biometric data during banking transactions, especially when opening new accounts.

The system has improved the customer experience by creating a one-touch customer identification and transaction authentication process that is faster, more convenient and risk free, which is ultimately in line with the e-governance initiative of the government.

“The biometric system reflects our commitment to provide the ‘best in class’ service as Bank Muscat continues to invest in cutting edge technology and IT infrastructure,” said Saleh Al Maaini, senior regional manager of the North and West Muscat in the South Batinah and Dhahirah regions. “It is this dedication and commitment to service that has made Bank Muscat the flagship bank in Oman.”

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