KUWAIT CITY, March 4: Kuwait Credit Bank (KCB) has launched its electronic fingerprint attendance system through smart phones for employees to use without the risk of being infected with coronavirus, reports Al-Rai daily.
Official spokesperson of the bank Hibari Al-Khashti affirmed that KCB has been active in offering electronic services since 2015. This made it possible for citizens to complete transactions without visiting the bank; thereby, reducing the number of visits as citizens enjoy electronic credit services remotely in addition to preventing the spread of coronavirus.
Asked how the bank deals with the virus, Al-Khashti pointed out that the bank has intensified its efforts to raise awareness on dealing with the virus, including the sterilization of its buildings and publication of the most important health guidelines for all employees periodically and continuously.
She said these precautionary measures are being taken in cooperation with the Ministry of Health in order to ensure the safety of employees and clients. She added the bank has provided prevention supplies such as masks, sterilizers, detergents and all the necessary tools in its branches. In addition, the bank’s statistics showed that the total real estate loans, women loans and grants released in February amounted to KD19.3 million.
The statistics revealed that real estate portfolio loans granted in the same month amounted to KD190,400; KD1.6 million for building on private plots; KD11 million for building on government plots; KD3 million for the purchase of homes; KD170,000 for expansion and restoration of private homes; and KD1.3 million for expansion and restoration of government houses. Grants for people with special needs amounted to about KD1.8 million; KD140,000 for expansion and restoration; and KD50,000 for restoration, the statistics added.