The Bank of Punjab (BOP), one of the leading financial institutions in Pakistan has signed an agreement with Infobip Pakistan for offering WhatsApp Banking as an additional communication channel to its customers. Infobip is a global cloud communications powerhouse that enables businesses to build connected customer experiences across all stages of the customer journey at scale, with easy and contextualized interactions over customers’ preferred channels. The agreement was signed by Mr. Zahid Mustafa, Group Chief Consumer & Digital Banking – BOP, and Mr. Safdar Merchant, Country Manager, Infobip Pakistan.
As part of this agreement, Infobip Pakistan will be implementing a fully hosted WhatsApp Business Solution that will assist customers, among other features, to enquire about a product, register for a complaint, trace BOP’s branch, get information about a specific topic, or simply talk to an agent, from anywhere, 24/7 through a chatbot. By acquiring this solution, BOP’s digital presence will not only be strengthened but will also enable BOP to enhance customer experience by offering digital services over the customer’s most preferred communication channel.
Commenting on the launch of this service, Mr. Zahid Mustafa, Group Chief Digital Banking at The Bank of Punjab, said, “Since we are living in an era of digital banking, we believe that WhatsApp Banking will bring great convenience to our customers and enable us to have more customer interactions. We believe that joining hands with Infobip to implement WhatsApp Business Platform is pivotal to our digital strategy. We look forward to a strong partnership and shall work together to deliver the digitization promise to our customers and stakeholders”.
Safder Merchant, Country Manager, Infobip Pakistan expressing his views on the occasion said, “Delivering customer centric services and products represent Infobip’s core commitment to elevating customer journeys through offering fast, simple, and easy to use solutions. We are delighted to partner with BOP on this incredible initiative to help deliver exceptional CX”.
About Bank of Punjab
The Bank of Punjab (BOP) head quartered in BOP tower, Main Boulevard Gulberg, Lahore is one of the prominent financial institutions in Pakistan with PACRA Ratings: AA+ Long Term and A1+ Short Term.
With a strong company positioning of “Passion Reborn”, the management of the bank has implemented strategies and policies to carve a distinct position in the marketplace. Fortified with years of banking expertise and driven by the strategic goals set by the bank’s board of directors and senior management. Bank of Punjab has invested in revolutionary technology to have an extensive range of products and services and has emerged as one of the foremost financial institutions in the country, focused on spurring an economic revival by endeavoring to meet the needs of tomorrow as well as today, with an extensive portfolio that encompasses all facets of banking.
Infobip is a global cloud communications platform that enables businesses to build connected experiences across all stages of the customer journey. Accessed through a single platform, Infobip’s omnichannel engagement, identity, user authentication and contact center solutions help businesses and partners overcome the complexity of consumer communications to grow business and increase loyalty.
With over a decade of industry experience, Infobip has expanded to 65+ offices across six continents. It offers natively built technology with the capacity to reach over seven billion mobile devices and ‘things’ in 190+ countries connected directly to over 650 telecom networks. In the past 12 months alone, over 5 billion people have used Infobip solutions and services. Infobip was established in 2006 and is led by its co-founders, CEO Silvio Kutić, Roberto Kutić and Izabel Jelenić.
Recent accolades include:
- Infobip Recognised as The Established Leader in Juniper’s Competitor Leaderboard for CPaaS, 2021
- Infobip ranked leading service provider in the mobile messaging space by Juniper Research in its new Competitor Leaderboard, 2021
- Infobip named a Leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Communications Platform-as-a-Service (CPaaS) 2021 Vendor Assessment (doc #US46746221, May 2021).
- Best A2P SMS provider for the fourth year running by mobile operators and enterprises in ROCCO’s annual Messaging Vendor Benchmarking Report 2021
Best CPaaS Provider of the Year, Best RCS Provider of the Year, and Mover & Shaker in Telco Innovation at the 2021 Juniper Digital Awards