QNB, Qatar's leading bank and the MENA region's most valuable banking brand according to a recent survey by The Banker, announced the launch of its new mobile banking application for customers using Android-based mobile communication devices.
Android has become one of the world's most popular platforms for users of smart phones and tablets and benefits from its use by a wide range of manufacturers, which was one of the primary considerations for QNB whilst working towards application compatibility and launch in Qatar.
QNB launched the original service in the summer of 2010, and has been the most successful Bank in Qatar offering the service to customers across multiple platforms and has since been providing banking functionality to Blackberry and iPhone users as well as users of a range of smart handsets. With the latest addition of the new Android application, customers have additional options for using the full functionality of this mobile application service.
The application can be downloaded from Google Play (www.play.google.com) by searching for QNB. The application will be clearly marked with the QNB logo. Google Play is operated by Google, the owners of the Android platform, and is therefore the recommended secure download site for QNB's new Android application.
Once installed, customers can avail the full functionality of QNB's mobile banking services. These include fund transfers, bill payment, credit card payment, account reviews and more. It offers rich content with account and card information and statement, settlement and balances, money transfer to anywhere in the world and utility bill payment and top-ups with real-time bill updates.
The application is available for free download and using a Wi-Fi connection or Edge/3G network access, provides users with the ability to manage their banking services from anywhere in the world and is especially useful whist travelling outside Qatar and is the latest extension of QNB's praiseworthy suite of electronic banking solutions.
This new application has helped position QNB as a technologically advanced banking partner. The Bank recently announced the launch of the Qatar's first mobile NFC-based contactless payment solution the QNB MasasterCard PayPass, during the second annual QITCOM conference and exhibition in March 2012, which won the conference's Best Mobile Services "mServices" award.