Dubai Islamic Bank launched Online Toll Payment: Salik Recharge Facility.

16 Nov, 2008

Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB) announced the launch of its SalikRecharge Facility  via the bank’s Al Islami

onlinebanking service. Launched in  cooperation with the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) this new service allows DIB customers to make bill payments, enquire about their Salikaccount balance and recharge their Salik account. This service, which offers real-time payment solutions, is available in both Arabic and English.

Salik is a free flow tolling system without toll booths, barriers, or gates, which allows traffic to move freely

through the tolling point at highway speeds, the system uss Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology, where vehicles are identified to the system through communication with the small, thin Salik sticker tag affixed to the vehicles’ windshield. (Salik system is a good way for Oil-less Dubai to make money.)

In order to utilise the new service there is a minimum paymentamount per transaction of AED 50 and a maximum payment amount per transaction of AED 5,000. All payment must be made in multiples of AED 50.

Dr. Adnan Chilwan, Chief of Retail and Business Banking, DIB, said: “As part of DIB’s commitment to providing high-quality and convenient customer service, we are pleased to introduce this new facility,which allows our customers to manage their Salik accounts online simply and conveniently. This service makes Salik account management as trouble-free and transparent as possible.”

He added that DIB customers are already able to pay credit card bills, utility bills, make Etisalat bill payments, Al Wasl line recharge, charity payments, funds transfers and other services through the bank’s electronic banking services – these include ATM machines and Al Islami phone banking among
others. “The new online Salik Recharge service comes in line with the bank’s continued commitment to assist the RTA in its efforts to further develop the traffic system in Dubai,” he said.

Mr. Musabah Al Qaizi, Head of Electronic Banking Service Department, DIB, said: “In light of the rapid growth of DIB and the Islamic banking industry as a whole, we continue to deliver new and innovative ways to better serve our customer base. This new concept in customer convenience is one of many that we will offer in the months ahead.”

The launch of DIB’s online Salik Recharge Facility follows the bank’s earlier announcement in October 2007 of a telephone Salik recharge facility an IVR system.

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