Commercialbank of Qatar goes mobile


Sybase 365 has announced its partnership with Commercialbank of Qatar, the largest private sector bank in Qatar, for the launch of a comprehensive mobile banking and mobile payments service for its retail customers.

“CommercialBank Mobile Banking complements our customers’ increasingly mobile lifestyles where they require the need for instant and straightforward access to a wide variety of financial services no matter where they are,’ says Raju Buddhiraju, EGM & chief retail banking officer, Commercialbank. ‘Partnering with Sybase 365 on this groundbreaking project has enabled us to provide our customers with swift and secure financial services through accessible mobile technology across a variety of mobile devices.’

The downloadable mobile banking applications provide customers with instant and secure connectivity to accounts anywhere, anytime and compliments Commercialbank’s internet banking service. Customers can check balances, review transaction history and transfer funds between accounts.

The interactive service also allows customers to make balance enquiries on all bank and card accounts, receive transaction summaries, make utility bill payments, order cheque books as well as undertake local money transfers and international remittances. Commercialbank Mobile Banking is compatible with most devices including iPhone, BlackBerry and a multitude of Internet enabled phones including Nokia, Sony Ericsson, HTC and Motorola.

‘We are pleased to count CommercialBank of Qatar amongst our extensive global customer list of leading financial instituions who are responding to customer needs for innovative services,’ comments Matthew Talbot, SVP, mCommerce, Sybase 365. ‘The advantage of our industry leading mobile commerce offering is that it removes the complexity of deploying a mobile solution for banks by offering them a complete, multi-channel solution combining SMS, mobile browser, and rich-client on a single platform and through a single connection.’