Gulf Bank partners with Ottu to offer e-payment services for SMEs

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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Gulf Bank, one of the largest leading banks in Kuwait, has partnered with Ottu, a leading provider of digital payments management, to deliver outstanding services to both large companies and small and medium enterprises (SMEs).

Through this agreement, Ottu will provide Gulf Bank’s merchant clients with an Online Payment Management System (OPMS) and an Application Programming Interface (API) that integrates all online sales channels and payment gateways into a single, unified dashboard.

Additionally, both existing and new Ottu clients will benefit from Gulf Bank’s direct integration of electronic payment gateway services. This collaboration will enable clients on both sides to deliver exceptional services to their customers, and manage financial operations with ease.

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Mohammad Al-Qattan
GM – Consumer Banking
Gulf Bank

“We are pleased to sign this partnership agreement, which combines Gulf Bank’s extensive expertise in banking services with Ottu’s innovative digital payment platform. This collaboration will allow us to mutually promote each other’s services to our respective clients, as both Gulf Bank and Ottu are committed to leading innovation and providing outstanding customer experiences.”    

Al-Qattan highlighted that this strategic partnership marks a significant milestone in driving the ongoing digital transformation in the banking industry. The collaboration would enable corporate clients and business owners to manage their digital payments seamlessly, enjoying a seamless banking experience characterized by simplicity, speed, and security. They will have access to user-friendly payment gateways and a wide range of innovative financial solutions.

“We look forward to building a robust partnership that will lead to mutual growth and success for both parties, reflecting our shared commitment to helping companies and merchants grow and expand their businesses through innovative digital solutions. This will ensure their integration into the rapidly evolving world of digital banking services,” Al-Qattan concluded.

Talal Al-Awadhi, CEO of Ottu, stated that, “We are pleased with the strategic collaboration we have established with Gulf Bank, representing a strong partnership aimed at enhancing digital payments in Kuwait.”

Al-Awadhi added that, “We aspire to go beyond simple technological development; we see this partnership as a realization of our vision to support the future of digital banking services and boost economic growth in Kuwait. By empowering companies and business owners to achieve new heights in digital payments, we aim to provide a seamless and advanced payment experience.”

Gulf Bank’s vision is to be the leading Kuwaiti Bank of the Future. The Bank is constantly engaging and empowering its employees as part of an inclusive and diversified workplace in recognition of every employee’s role in delivering customer excellence and serving the community at large. 

With its extensive network of branches and innovative digital services, Gulf Bank is able to give its customers the choice of how and where to conduct their banking transactions, all while ensuring a simple and seamless banking experience.

Gulf Bank is committed to maintaining robust developments in sustainability at environmental, social and governance levels through diverse sustainability initiatives, strategically selected to benefit the Bank both internally and externally. Gulf Bank supports Kuwait Vision 2035 “New Kuwait” and works with various parties to achieve it.

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