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Bahrain partners with Bahrain Financial Company (BFC)

Manama, Bahrain – Citibank, N.A., Bahrain (Citibank) and Bahrain Financing Company (BFC) have entered a strategic partnership to offer one of the largest credit card and loan payment platforms to Citibank customers. The engagement model allows Citibank customers to make their monthly Credit Card and loan payments in cash across any of the BFC branches in Bahrain.

Citibank customers can now visit any of the 33 BFC branches across Bahrain at their convenience. This arrangement opens the gateway for Citibank customers to utilize a wide spread network of BFC branches and enjoy the extended service hours to process their bills with added ease.

Navneet Kampani, Citibank Consumer Bank Head, commented: “We at Citibank are firm believers in the synergies a robust partnership can bring and to that effect we are pleased to onboard BFC as our strategic partner. As a bank it is imperative for us to continuously work towards providing our customers with a convenient and pleasant banking experience’’.  

Ebrahim Nonoo, Managing Director and CEO, BFC said “At BFC, our aim is to continually enhance our customer’s experience and to provide convenient and efficient services to help make their lives easier.  The partnership with Citibank will afford customers the convenience of paying their loan or credit card balances, at the same time as undertaking their normal remittance or FX transactions, as well as, offering existing Citibank customers a larger network of branches to make their payments.”  

Photo Caption:

From left: Sonik Kapur, Director of Marketing and Cards Business Head – Citibank, Ebrahim Nonoo – Managing Director and CEO, BFC and Navneet Kampani, Citibank Consumer Bank Head.

About Citi

Citi, the leading global bank, has approximately 200 million customer accounts and does business in more than 160 countries and jurisdictions. Citi provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, securities brokerage, transaction services, and wealth management.

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About BFC:

The award-winning loyalty programme, Etihad Guest, was launched in August 2006 and quickly established itself as one of the airline industry’s fastest-growing and most innovative loyalty programmes. Etihad Guest now boasts more than 2 million members. The programme offers members the opportunity to accumulate Etihad Guest Miles on flights with Etihad Airways as well as many global airline partners such as airberlin, Air Seychells, Virgin Australia, American Airline.  Members also enjoy accruing miles with our global partners, ranging from hotel accommodation and car rental to retail and financial products. Etihad Guest members can redeem against a selection of flights on more than 2,000 routes and more than 6,000 non-flight rewards from over 250 partners on the Etihad Guest online Reward Shop.

Media Contacts

Nadera Abuali                          
+973 17-588505                       
nadera.abuali@citi.com

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