Citibank launches Internet kiosks
Citibank UAE, a member of Citigroup, has set up special internet kiosks at selected branches in conjunction with Emirates Internet and Multimedia (EIM). The kiosks, starting with Al-Wasl Branch, will provide Citibank customers instant access to banking services on the net.
Public Internet kiosks are already placed in other key strategic locations around the United Arab Emirates (UAE), including airports, petrol stations and other commercial buildings.
The kiosks are part of EIM's wider commitment to raise the profile of the Internet among the community. Similar public initiatives by EIM include the spread of Internet Surfing Centers, which have seen an almost 100 percent rise in 2002, and a variety of educational programs in UAE schools that are designed to further educate the country on the benefits of the Internet.
Although the kiosks based at Citibank branches will be primarily used for banking services, other kiosks around the country provide users with a number of general Internet services. Users are able to check their email through a custom-designed web-based email interface that operates in both English and Arabic.
The global financial services company with some 200 million customer accounts in more than 100 countries, provides consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a broad range of financial products and services, including consumer banking and credit, corporate and investment banking, insurance, securities brokerage, and asset management.
Citibank e-Business provides solutions that empower corporations and financial institutions globally to connect to the web, transform their business using internet-related technologies, and extend their reach to new markets. Citibank e-Business solutions support customers as they integrate their internet-based exchanges, software solutions, logistics, and financial services with existing end-to-end, liquidity management, investment, cash management and trade finance processes. — (menareport.com)
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