what is your worst BANK in Qatar? and why?

HBoss26
By HBoss26

Guys/Gals,

Mind if you voice out your worst bank in QATAR?

my top worst bank nowadays is MASHREQ BANK
why? i just came today to reset my PIN code for my credit card then suddenly it sayyyyyy WE CHARGE 50.00 Qrs to re-issue a PIN code! i said what the....? it is suppose the right of each of their client to change their PERSONAL CODE however they made a point to charge? wow! btw mashreq bank now got the worst customer services as well.. they are just good in throwing flowery words if they need something from you ie. LOANS? afterward? you are just rubbish.........................

i am posting this subject just for the other will be aware.

let us hear from other..

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By _thoreasbey_• 2 months 5 days ago.
_thoreasbey_

Commercial Bank - my worst banking experience ever anywhere

By mediks• 6 years 10 hours ago.
mediks

WORST BANK IN QATAR IS NO OTHER THAN ARAB BANK!!!

By technobucks• 6 years 3 weeks ago.
Rating: 4/5
technobucks

you never get connected to the customer service in Doha bank, I have kept on hold for 24 minutes. I guess there is really nobody to answer the calls in their so-called call centre. I am unable to change the PIN code on the credit card. Doesnt all ATM's come with a PIN change option in QATAR??? and is not PIN no. to be chosen by the user and not by the bank??

By donald_duc168• 6 years 1 month ago.
donald_duc168

everybody else follows.... all because its business

By donald_duc168• 6 years 1 month ago.
donald_duc168

the worst local bank in the world...

By Dhoodsie• 6 years 1 month ago.
Rating: 2/5
Dhoodsie

Ahli Bank, they are unprofessional especially in City Center Branch.

By NameT• 6 years 4 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
NameT

QNB is the worst bank in qatarService is the worst and benifits are the worst as wellBig name but low on everything, i have been a customer for last 6 months and have just closed the account. Me along with 4 other colleaguesThe worst service is at the VILLAGGIO Branch

By flex01• 8 years 3 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
flex01

MD an dother- Nothin gi s itnerest free in the banking. Being islamic bank ,these banks do a buy and sell agreement in loans. They buy a car for 100,000/- on your behald and at the same time, sell it to you at 115,000/- Thus that 15,000/ is their islamic profit ( INTEREST INCOME).

By QATARIANA1• 8 years 3 months ago.
QATARIANA1

It happened a year ago...first time I ever witnessed in a bank 2 customer service staffs 4-5 meters away from each other shouting/yelling at each other in front of the customers.....unbelievable!!!

By mathboy• 8 years 3 months ago.
mathboy

I really would like to see how atif responds to MD's questions?

MD, the new bank does not take or pay interest.. what they take and pay is 'commission'!

By Stone Cold• 8 years 3 months ago.
Stone Cold

Islamic Banking & now Jewish Banking. Do I get it right?

By Mandilulur• 8 years 3 months ago.
Mandilulur

I'm unhappy with HSBC.

Mandi

By anonymous• 8 years 3 months ago.
anonymous

atif, does this new Islamic bank follow the Jewish method of taking interest for loans?

By anonymous• 8 years 3 months ago.
anonymous

atif, does this new Islamic bank give interest free loans?

By atif242• 8 years 3 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
atif242

as a banker i believe that usually BANKS and their services are not bad for their own customers but it is their few or one staff whose inexperience in banking sector and lack of knowledge of its bank's products give bad names to that bank.

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Banks must provide complete knowledge along with quality training to their staffs so not a single customer get disappointed by their services. Its understood that not all can be satisfied by a bank as every customer has its own priorities

By atif242• 8 years 3 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
atif242

an ISLAMIC BANK which is fully owned subsidiary of the BARWA Real Estate Co., which is the second largest real estate conglomerate in Qatar.A very young and new bank COMING SOON IN QATAR and subsidiary of BARWA REAL ESTATE

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With an authorized starting capital of QR 1 billion, BARWA Bank provides the full range of Islamic banking services including retail, corporate and commercial banking, private banking, real estate finance, structured finance, investments and asset management.

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And I'm a very proud PAKISTANI EMPLOYEE OF THIS BANK.

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www.barwabank.com

By Stone Cold• 8 years 3 months ago.
Stone Cold

All banks except QNB is still reliable.

By anchal• 8 years 3 months ago.
anchal

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By anonymous• 8 years 3 months ago.
anonymous

erm,is there such a thing as a good bank in Qatar??...sorry,they're ALL crap,like choosing between the devil & the deep sea,so sorry,my answer to this thread is,without exception,every single bank in Qatar are the worst banks there are...compared to the real world...&anybody who thinks any bank in Qatar is good has quite obviously not banked anywhere in the civilised,real world...

By anonymous• 8 years 3 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
anonymous

1. They have called me for additional payments on credit cards when I am below my limit and made the minimum payment.

2. Frequently, I find that I can't use my credit cards when traveling.

3. It is not uncommon to be told that you cannot use your HSBC card at any other bank's ATM on weekends.

4. They changed their internet banking set-up so that now you can only access it using Internet Explorer on a PC and I use a Mac.

 

 

 

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By flanostu• 8 years 3 months ago.
flanostu

start your own bank then, just put out a sign and start taking deposits.

By baloch• 8 years 3 months ago.
baloch

all the baks in qatar same

By anonymous• 8 years 3 months ago.
anonymous

trying to list out all the banks in Qatar or what?

LOL

By mathboy• 8 years 3 months ago.
mathboy

Totally agree with you evox_yasin. SCB is the hands down winner.. Sometimes back I suggested to an acquaintance of mine who works for SCB that why don't you guys do some other business that you are good at.. why banking?

By anonymous• 8 years 3 months ago.
Rating: 2/5
anonymous

The worst bank in Qatar without even thinking about it standard Charted Bank SCB you wanna know y ??

Here we go:

What kind of bank only got 2 branches

I got story for the branches thing, I used my ATM and the stupid machine captured my card so I called and they said you have to came down to the branch, so I went to D ring brand (2nd Branch) and they told me we can’t help you should go to the other branch, I was like you saying as you have 100 branches in Doha you only 2 branches in Doha is that too hard !!!!!!!!?? he said that my account is there so I should go to the other branch, so I was like I can’t go there its too far for me and I was I shocked when he said if I want to deal with D ring branch I should transfer my account from the main branch to the D-ring branch, he is talking as it’s a completely other bank..........WTH…………on the same day went back to the bank to withdraw cash bcoz my I don’t have an ATM they charged me 50 QR because the amount was less than 10k QR….and by the way I got the new ATM after 26 Days!!!!!!

If you ask for anything they will charge you for 100 minimum

The calling center sucks

One more info the manger of the D-ring branch have no clue of whats going on !!!!

And they also refused to withdraw a check saying that I have also to go to the main branch !!!!!!!

SO THE WORST BANK IN DOHA IS============== SCB

By alpha1• 8 years 3 months ago.
alpha1

all tha bank

By haas• 8 years 3 months ago.
haas

DOHA BANK THE BEST

By well• 8 years 3 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
well

CBQ Bank is the worst! interest is too high, "visible" hidden charges, poor customer service! name it, can't wait to transfer to another bank, see even clearance letter is taking a lot of time for them to issue....

By Aunt Polly• 8 years 3 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
Aunt Polly

I would say it is the Doha bank and especially the branch in Sadd.

AP

By Vegas• 8 years 3 months ago.
Vegas

You can't teach experience...

By umair9001• 8 years 3 months ago.
umair9001

HSBC is the worst..damn hidden charges..and fees for anything is too high..

By khalifk• 8 years 3 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
khalifk

commercial bank and Qatar International Islamic Bank.

They charge you for every thing and zero balance accounts also have a lot of hidden charges.

By asalampa• 8 years 3 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
asalampa

The worst bank in Qatar is CBQ for sure. The bank is there just to charge for each and every customer activities and the service also is like hell. To be specific, today I tried to make an online transaction but it failed as the other company doesn't accept debit cards for their products as per their latest policy (I did the same purchase before also from this same company, but its ok, changing their policy is their right!!). But my account was debited the very first moment I click 'submit'. Then I called CB and explained the story to them. The answer I got was, it will take 2 weeks to 45 days to credit the amt back to my account. What a great service!!!! I just hooked up the call thanking god that I didn't go for a big amount purchase.

My sincere advice to all you friends, PLEASE DO NOT BANK WITH CBQ!! I have a lot more to say about my different bitter experiences with CBQ but just controlling myself.

By mathboy• 8 years 4 months ago.
mathboy

Why should a Jewish invention be banned in Qatar?

By anonymous• 8 years 4 months ago.
anonymous

The banking business is a Jewish invention. It should be banned in Qatar!!

By mathboy• 8 years 4 months ago.
mathboy

I have had a worst banking experience with Commericalbank (Sadara). They are extremely unprofessional.

By anonymous• 8 years 4 months ago.
anonymous

Hey guys...there is a new Bank in town, called BarWa Bank...I insist you start opening ur a/c in that bank.

By anonymous• 8 years 4 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
anonymous

Doha Bank - especially if your salary is transferred there monthly. Just request your Accountant to hand-over your salary to you. Its better to keep a safe/vault at home and keep your money there instead, or best to send it to your family back home.

I tell you, it takes too much time for salary to be transferred. This happened 3 times already with my company. All other employees have already taken their respective salaries from their bank(s) and only the Doha Bank account holders haven't got their salaries yet. Tsk, tsk, tsk!!! Too bad.

Also, if they charge you for your credit card, days before the month ends, expect the bill to be delivered to you, but when salary is the topic, expect about a week later.

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By HBoss26• 8 years 4 months ago.
HBoss26

its my bank for morethan 3 years now. i am just very disappointed with their service nowadays. i never had a problem with them before. but sooner or later you will face it too.. so be aware

By HBoss26• 8 years 4 months ago.
HBoss26

agree agree agree.... i can't forget the time my new card was captured for wrong pin... "how can i forget my own pin no. its my bday no.?" they got a verrrrrrry bad service. ah mind the receptionist also.. they let me wait for 2 hours saying pls wait your card is with us.. after morethan 2 hours of waiting suddenly no action not until i have to ask again then they will say oh pls come back your card is not with the branch yet.. again what the hell????? wasted a lot of time and effort. after arguing with the receptionist.. i ask.. ok then can i widraw using the account of my credit card? immediately the receptionist will ans YES! now the line is too long but i waited for my turn then i ask teller can i widraw a money thru my credit card... o deymn.... teller said.. no we can't.. the receptionist just sitting there and chewing her gum infront of many people whom i didnt know that lack in training.. really hate this bank now walla.

By jjh• 8 years 4 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
jjh

Everything you request will cost you 100 Q.R. new pin? they have to replace the whole card. clearance letter you have to pay 100 Q.R. Credit Card? 10% automatic deduction even you 're paid up before the due date given. If you're not aware of your account? you bet there's unexpected charges. But unfortunately for them I always check my account and complain everytime it happens. :P

Have a nice day!

By grandkruizer• 8 years 4 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
grandkruizer

@ HBoss 26, Mashreq bank is the 5hittiest bank.

By Geordiegirl• 8 years 4 months ago.
Geordiegirl

IBQ

By anonymous• 8 years 4 months ago.
anonymous

Help people, the Allah ( God) will help you

By anonymous• 8 years 4 months ago.
anonymous

which bank is it geordie?

By rMs_000• 8 years 4 months ago.
rMs_000

Everyone tells there is problem with Mashreq bank, but i never had since 2.5 years ! :)

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By sadaf19852• 8 years 4 months ago.
Rating: 3/5
sadaf19852

Mashreq for me too...deducted car loan QR35000 in one time without any acknowledgment and guess wht on Thursday 2pm...i am at Al-khor by the time i will reach doha at my branch the working hours are over so no immidiate action is taken...

By Geordiegirl• 8 years 4 months ago.
Rating: 5/5
Geordiegirl

Except the branches are harldy ever open (close at 1pm and only open later then that on sun and weds afternoons for 2 hours)and they are non in more convinient locations (like a mall!) like the other banks. They are my only complaints.

By SPEED• 8 years 4 months ago.
SPEED

so I moved to IBQ, till date no complains with IBQ :-)

By HBoss26• 8 years 4 months ago.
HBoss26

yeah.. though they show all the transparency of all the transactions but you will never know when the time they change their rules? oh...... close your eyes charges are coming... ..

By every_mothers_nightmare• 8 years 4 months ago.
every_mothers_nightmare

all banks have hidden charges.....not to mention when u have a credit card from them.

Aana free, jaana free,

Pakde gaye tho khana free.

By anonymous• 8 years 4 months ago.
anonymous

ahlibank

By HBoss26• 8 years 4 months ago.
HBoss26

I basically agree with that.....

By mjamille28• 8 years 4 months ago.
Rating: 4/5
mjamille28

besides the purpose of receiving my monthly pay, i got no further use for banks here.. i save my money at a local bank back home..:P

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