- Customers also won a Huawei smartphone, smartwatch, and earphones
- Collaboration designed to accelerate the adoption of digital banking
Dubai: Emirates Islamic, one of the leading Islamic financial institutions in the UAE, has announced the lucky winners of its promotional campaign in collaboration with Huawei, the leading global technology company.
The campaign, which ran during January 2021, was part of the Bank’s commitment to encouraging digital ways of banking by enabling customers to register, login, and transact on the award-winning Emirates Islamic Online Banking and Mobile Banking platforms for a chance to win exciting giveaways.
Chad national Nymot Ngabo Saka walked away with the grand cash prize of AED 100,000. Also, Pakistani national Abdul Sattar Abdul Rehman was rewarded with a HUAWEI Mate40 Pro smartphone, and UAE national Humaid Abdulla Abdulla Alkindi won a HUAWEI WATCH GT2 smartwatch. Meanwhile, Jordanian national Ahmad Fawzi Husni Mohammad and Indian nationals Arman Haider and Syed Ahamed Nazeer Ahamed each took home a HUAWEI Freebuds 3i earphones.
“As the UAE’s first Islamic bank to launch its mobile banking app on the HUAWEI AppGallery platform, we continue to lead digital banking innovation in the Islamic financial services sector,” said Farid Al Mulla, Deputy Head of Consumer Banking and Wealth Management at Emirates Islamic. ” Our latest promotional campaign in partnership with Huawei was designed to accelerate adoption and draw more customers to experience safe, secure, convenient, and seamless banking via our online and mobile channels, further enhancing the appeal of our strong digital proposition. On behalf of Emirates Islamic, I would like to extend our warmest congratulations to the winners.”
Lu Geng, President for the Middle East and Africa Global Partnerships Eco-Development, Huawei Middle East added: “The latest collaboration with one of the leading financial institutions in the UAE, such as Emirates Islamic Bank shows Huawei’s commitment to work with its partners in driving digital adoption across diverse areas. Our dedication and continuous support to our local and global partners have helped our distribution platform, HUAWEI AppGallery, to become quickly one of the top three marketplaces in the world, which offers a wide range of innovative apps that meets the user’s needs.”
Emirates Islamic’s digital-first approach has been steadily gaining traction, with over 70% of customers now banking through online and mobile banking channels. The Bank was the first Islamic financial institution in the UAE to launch a Mobile Banking App with high customer ratings. In December 2020, Emirates Islamic became the UAE’s first Islamic Bank to launch its mobile banking app on the HUAWEI AppGallery platform, enabling the Bank’s customers to access their accounts and cards from the convenience of their Huawei mobile devices and quickly transfer money or apply for products such as finance and credit cards.
The HUAWEI AppGallery is the third-largest mobile app marketplace with more than 530 million monthly active users globally and above 700 million Huawei devices. HUAWEI AppGallery is available in over 170 countries and regions globally, with 384 billion user app downloads in the second half of 2020. Over 2.3 million global developers have also joined the Huawei Mobile Services ecosystem with more than 120,000 applications already integrated with Huawei Mobile Services Core worldwide, offering users even more unique experiences.
About Emirates Islamic:
Emirates Islamic (DFM: EIB), part of Emirates NBD Group, is one of the fastest growing banks in the UAE. Established in 2004 as Emirates Islamic Bank, the bank has established itself as a major player in the highly competitive financial services sector in the UAE.
Emirates Islamic offers a comprehensive range of Shari’a-compliant products and services across the Personal, Business and Corporate banking spectrum with a network of 41 branches and 177 ATMs/CDMs across the UAE. In the fast-growing area of online and mobile banking, the bank is an innovator, being the first Islamic bank in the UAE to launch a mobile banking app and offer Apple Pay, as well as being the first Islamic bank in the world to launch Chat Banking services for customers via WhatsApp.
Emirates Islamic has consistently received local and international awards, in recognition of its strong record of performance and innovation in banking. The Bank won international acclaim as the ‘Most Innovative Islamic Bank’ at the Islamic Finance Awards 2020 by World Finance, in addition to being named the ‘Best Islamic Bank, UAE’. The Bank was also awarded the title of ‘Most Innovative Islamic Bank’ by Islamic Finance News and ‘Islamic Bank of the Year – UAE 2020’ by The Banker. Additionally, New York-based Global Finance magazine recognised Emirates Islamic as the ‘Best Islamic Financial Institution, UAE’ for a second year in a row on its list of the ‘World’s Best Islamic Financial Institutions’.
As part of its commitment to the UAE community, the Emirates Islamic Charity Fund provides financial aid to those in need, with a focus on food, shelter, health, education and social welfare contributions.