November 16, 2023

Bilateral Agreement for the Exchange of Credit Information between Oman Credit Information Center (Mala’a) and the Kuwait Credit Information Network Company

Oman Credit and Financial Information Centre (Mala’a) has entered into a bilateral Agreement for the Exchange of Credit Information with its counterpart the Kuwait Credit Information Network Company (Ci-Net). This general objective of the agreement is to promote the facilitation of the exchange of credit-related information among Gulf Arab nations, aligning with the decision of the Gulf Cooperation Council’s Supreme Council, as declared during its thirty-seventh session in 2016. Under the terms of this agreement, both parties will share data and credit information to assist financial institutions in both countries in making well-informed credit decisions.

Bassam Al-Jamali, the General Manager of Mala’a, highlighted the significance of this agreement, stating: “We warmly welcome the signing of this agreement, as it will streamline the exchange of credit information between Oman and Kuwait. It will strengthen cooperation between the two nations, bolster the banking sector, and enhance the framework for managing credit and financial risks.” Aalya Bader Al-Humaidhi, Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Ci Net, echoed the positive impact of the agreement, saying, “We highly appreciate the support of the Central Bank of Kuwait, the Central Bank of Oman, and the Secretariat General of the Gulf Cooperation Council with regards to this exchange of credit information initiative and laying the regulatory framework that facilitated this agreement between Mala’a and Ci Net.”

It’s important to note that this agreement will play a pivotal role in fostering cooperation among Gulf countries in sharing credit information, supporting the banking sector at the council level, and refining the framework for credit and financial risk management. It will also lay the foundation for achieving shared objectives by enhancing the credit information industry across all Gulf Arab countries.

July 3, 2024

Oman Investment Bank Joins Mala’a Membership Network

Oman Investment Bank (OIB) has entered into a membership agreement with Oman Credit & Financial Information Centre (Mala’a), to become a banking sector member. The agreement involves providing Mala’a members with a comprehensive credit and financial information database. This database will facilitate informed credit decision-making, financial capability assessments for clients, and evaluation of potential financial […]

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July 3, 2024

Global Financial Solution (OmPay) Joins Mala’a Membership

Global Financial Technology LLC (OmPay) has entered into a membership agreement with the Oman Credit and Financial Information Center (Mala’a). The membership agreement includes access to Mala’a’s Electronic Know Your Customer (E-KYC) service, known as Huwiya, that is designed to streamline electronic customer identity verification and enhance credit information accuracy. The agreement, signed by Bassam […]

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May 28, 2024

Oman Credit and Financial Information Center (Mala’a) Wins Excellence Award in Credit Information Services

Oman Credit and Financial Information Center (Mala’a) has been awarded the Excellence in Credit Information Services Award by OER Magazine during the “New Age Banking ” summit. This award recognizes the quality of services provided by the center to its members and service providers. Commenting on this achievement, Bassam Al Jamali, General Manager of Mala’a, […]

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