Doha Bank Launches the ‘Himyan’ Card
Doha Bank, one of the largest private commercial banks in Qatar, has launched Himyan Card, Qatar’s national payment initiative, a registered trademark of the Qatar Central Bank. The launch of this card is aimed at enhancing the infrastructure of electronic banking services and transforming the society into cashless society.
Himyan card is named after the traditional money bag used by ancient Arabian merchants. The card is designed to provide customers with a secure and convenient method of managing their finances and making electronic payments exclusively in Qatar.
Himyan card does not require a minimum balance and offers several benefits to customers, including the ability to make contactless transactions, use the card at all point-of-sale terminals, ATMs, and local online shopping websites via QPAY payment gateway. Himyan card is considered more secure since transactions are made locally via NAPS network, adding that the card allows transactions in all sale points within Qatar; contactless or with Chip and PIN technology.
Mr. Braik Al Marri, Chief Retail Banking Officer, said: “It is with our great pleasure to partake in this national initiative to launch the first Qatari national payment card that provides security and convenience for our customers while transacting using the Himyan card. We encourage all our customers to take advantage of the benefits that Himyan has to offer.”
The Himyan card is a reloadable general-purpose card. Doha Bank customers can load money onto their Himyan card via Internet Banking or Mobile Banking. Himyan card can be used for everyday shopping at stores, cash withdrawals and online shopping within Qatar. Doha Bank customers can apply for the Himyan card by visiting any Doha Bank branch and submitting a completed application form along with the required documentation.
The Himyan card can also be used for online purchases on merchants that support the QPAY payment gateway, with transactions completed securely using a combination of OTP and Card ATM PIN. If a card is lost or stolen, customers can block and replace their Himyan cards through Internet Banking or Mobile Banking or call center agents.