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Ahlibank launches Himyan prepaid card

31 May 2023
Doha, Qatar – May 31, 2023: Ahlibank, a leading Qatari owned financial institution, has launched the ‘Himyan’ prepaid card. This is the first Qatari national prepaid card introduced by the Qatar Central Bank, to allow all members of society, as well as visitors to make secure payments across the country.

The new contactless card aims at enhancing electronic banking services and transforming the country into a more inclusive cashless society. The card is available to all members of the community, including citizens, residents and visitors of Qatar,.

The Himyan card, named after the traditional moneybag used by ancient Arabian merchants provides customers with a secure and convenient way to manage their finances and make electronic payments in Qatar.

The new prepaid card, which is available exclusively for transactions within Qatar, can be used at all local points of sale (POS), ATMs and online shopping websites in a secure manner.

The Himyan card does not require any minimum account balance, making it possible for cardholders to load and reload any amount of fund into the card at any time through Ahlibank’s cash deposit ATM. Existing customers can transfer from within Ahlibank’s Online and Mobile Banking app to their Himyan card.

Commenting on the launch, Ahlibank’s DCEO – Retail and Private Banking, Mr. Andrew McKechnie said: “Ahlibank is delighted to introduce the Himyan card, a local secure and easy payment option, to our valued customers as part of our efforts to support Qatar’s move to transform into a cashless society and make transactions easier and more convenient for cardholders. The card will also enable visitors to Qatar to complete their transactions safely and seamlessly”.

To learn more about Himyan Prepaid Card, visit any Ahlibank branch or call our 24/7 contact centre on 4420 5222 or visit

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