BBK clients can now settle their American Express Card bills through BBK’s online channels and branches
Manama, Bahrain; August 25, 2013:Leading Bahrain bank, BBK, announced today that it has renewed and expanded its partnership with American Express Middle East, which covers American Express bill settlements through BBK’s Internet Retail Banking channel and BBK Branch network.
Under the renewed agreement, mutual clients of the two organizations can now settle their American Express bills in both US Dollars and Bahrain Dinars online, using BBK’s Internet Retail Banking channel. In addition, all American Express Card members can make card bill payments at any BBK Branch or Financial Mall located in the Kingdom of Bahrain.
BBK already provides American Express Middle East efficient payments solutions for AMEX merchant settlements across the Kingdom of Bahrain. These solutions are part of BBK’s comprehensive Cash Management suite of services to support domestic and international payments and receivables services for efficiently managing a corporate company’s financial supply chain.
Mr. Abdulkarim Bucheery, Chief Executive – BBK, said: “We are pleased to strengthen our partnership with AEME and continue to provide innovative solutions that increase efficiencies and enhance transparency for our customers. Our Cash Management team is dedicated to providing pioneering products and services to our corporate and institutional customers. Our long term relationship with AEME is further proof of our commitment in finding the best viable solution to handle our client’s requirements.”
Rashad Akbari, Assistant General Manager –Operations BBK, said: “The addition of American Express card payments to our Internet Retail Banking channel shows BBK’s commitment to excellence; both in terms of adhering to our customers’ needs in addition to maintaining our position as market leaders in utilizing electronic channels. AEME is a valuable relationship for BBK and we look forward to further enhancing our services for the benefit of our mutual clients”
“American Express is committed to providing its Card members greater choice and flexibility in managing their card payments as this is in keeping with our strategic objective to provide customer convenience,” said Mazin Khoury, Chief Executive Officer, American Express Middle East. “We are pleased to strengthen our partnership with BBK and offer their innovative payment solutions to our Card members, to ensure that all payments are completed on time without any hurdles.”
Sridhar Subramonian, Vice President, Operations and Customer Service, AEME said, BBK’s extensive network of branches across Bahrain offers our Card members another simple and convenient way to settle their bills, while the bank’s payment solutions help merchants to benefit from access to high-spending AMEX customers. We thank BBK for their ongoing support and look forward to leveraging our ongoing partnership to the benefit of customers of both companies.”