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Sybase 365 Powers Comprehensive Mobile Commerce Solution For Commercialbank of Qatar


Customers Access mBanking and mPayment Services Anywhere, Anytime

DUBLIN, CA - Sybase 365, a subsidiary of Sybase, Inc., the global leader in mobile messaging and mobile commerce services, announced its partnership with Commercialbank of Qatar, the largest private sector bank in Qatar, for the launch of a comprehensive mobile banking and mobile payments service for its retail customers.

"CommercialBank Mobile Banking complements our customers’ increasingly mobile lifestyles where they require the need for instant and straightforward access to a wide variety of financial services no matter where they are,” said Raju Buddhiraju, EGM & Chief Retail Banking Officer, Commercialbank. “Partnering with Sybase 365 on this groundbreaking project has enabled us to provide our customers with swift and secure financial services through accessible mobile technology across a variety of mobile devices”

The new, free downloadable mobile banking applications provide customers with instant and secure connectivity to accounts anywhere, anytime and compliments Commercialbank’s highly successful internet banking service. Customers can check balances, review transaction history and transfer funds between accounts. The interactive service also allows customers to make balance enquiries on all bank and card accounts, receive transaction summaries, make utility bill payments, order cheque books as well as undertake local money transfers and international remittances. Commercialbank Mobile Banking is compatible with most devices including iPhone, BlackBerry and a multitude of Internet enabled phones including Nokia, Sony Ericsson, HTC and Motorola.

“We are pleased to count CommercialBank of Qatar amongst our extensive global customer list of leading financial instituions who are responding to customer needs for innovative services,” said Matthew Talbot, Senior Vice President, mCommerce, Sybase 365. “The advantage of our industry leading mobile commerce offering is that it removes the complexity of deploying a mobile solution for banks by offering them a complete, multi-channel solution combining SMS, mobile browser, and rich-client on a single platform and through a single connection.”

To learn more visit us during Mobile World Congress, Barcelona, February 14-17- HALL 2, BOOTH 2A15

Meet the experts: ‘Bringing Mobile Commerce to Life‘ Sessions –
Tuesday Feb 15 & Wednesday Feb 16 - Hall 4, Level 6, Suite No 4.6HS38


10:00 - 11:00

* How operators and banks can utilise the mobile device as part of a multi-channel banking and payments strategy to extend information and transaction services, improve security and acquire new customers.
Kai-Oliver Brand, Senior Expert Innovation and Consulting Management , Transaction Banking, DZ BANK AG, Germany
Diarmuid Mallon, Senior Product Marketing Manager, Sybase, an SAP company, United Kingdom

11:00 - 12:00

* How mobile operators and banks can successfully work together to enable mobile payment services?
Sanjay Shah, Founder & Chairman, FINACCESS Pvt. Ltd., Nepal
Michael Kurz, Head of Financial & Enabling Services Wholesale & Partnermanagement, Telefónica o2, Germany
Tomas Salomon, Chairman, MOPET CZ, Czech Republic

14:00 - 15:00

* How to leverage an international, open mobile money strategy around a money transfer hub complying with regulations, driving and minimising the costs for intermediaries
Thomas Ko, Global Product Manager of Mobile Solutions, Global Transaction Services, Citigroup, United States
Rebecca Loevenguth, Director, Mobile Alliances, Western Union Electronic Channels, United States


About Sybase 365
Sybase 365, a subsidiary of Sybase, Inc. (an SAP company; NYSE: SAP), is the global leader in enabling mobile information services for mobile operators, financial institutions and enterprises. We provide our customers with the widest offering in SMS, MMS, GRX, IPX interoperability, end-to-end mobile commerce solutions, innovative mCRM, mobile marketing and content delivery services. Sybase 365 processes more than 1.5 billion messages per day, reaching 900 operators and 4.5 billion subscribers around the world. For more information, visit: Read our blogs: Follow us on Twitter at @Sybase and @SYBASEmCommerce

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About Commercialbank
Commercialbank Qatar is the leading private sector commercial bank in Qatar with total assets of QR 57.4 billion as at 30 June 2010. As a full service commercial bank, the Bank offers a full range of corporate, retail, Islamic, and investment banking services as well as owning and operating exclusive Diners Club franchises in Qatar and Oman. The Bank’s countrywide network includes 32 full service branches, including 8 Islamic banking branches and over 144 ATMs. Commercialbank enjoys strong credit ratings of (A) by Fitch, (A1) by Moody’s and (A-) by Standard & Poor’s. The Bank is listed on the Qatar Exchange and was the first Qatari bank to list its Global Depository Receipts (GDRs) as well as its bonds on the London Stock Exchange.


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