As part of the Annual Arab Banking Conference for 2016 held by the Union of Arab Banks at Phoenicia Hotel in Beirut, BLOM BANK was awarded “The Best Innovative Bank of the Year 2016”, thanks to its NEXT program. This award was part of a competition, organized and controlled by UAB, that provided banks the opportunity to showcase their outstanding innovations and services; and the award was handed out to the bank that received the highest number of votes among the participants, the audience and students from different universities. BLOM BANK also received a financial award amounting to ten thousand U.S. Dollars which the Bank’s management decided to transfer to the Lebanon Mine Action Center (LMAC), to support their constant endeavors in landmine swiping and demining.
In this context, the Secretary General of the Union of Arab Banks Mr. Wissam Fatouh, delivered the financial prize to Mr. Saad Azhari, Chairman and General Manager of BLOM BANK, while the latter offered the cheque to Brigadier General Elie Nassif, head of LMAC, in a gathering held at BLOM BANK headquarters in Beirut on Friday, December 16th, 2016.
As for the NEXT Program, it offers many benefits and features to the youth, aged between 12 and 25 years. This program has been especially conceived to suit the modern lifestyle of the youth since it allows them to control their accounts and all the transactions they do through NEXT app on their smartphones. In addition to that, they can benefit from exclusive discounts at many merchants; recharge their touch/ALFA prepaid lines easily through the app; send money to any person through any BLOM BANK ATM and other exclusive features for the NEXT cardholders. Receiving this award is further proof of BLOM BANK’s positioning at the forefront of the modern technology field and the success it demonstrates in terms of simplifying customers’ transaction.