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15.08.18Press Release: CBK Instructions to Local Banks on Providing Free Text Messaging Services to Customers for all their Banking Transactions

His Excellency the Governor of the Central Bank of Kuwait (CBK), Dr. Mohammad Yousef Al-Hashel, stated that CBK has issued instructions to all Kuwaiti banks and branches of foreign banks operating in the State of Kuwait to provide free text messaging alert service to all their individual customers for all banking transactions executed on their accounts including card transactions of various types, and other electronic transactions, unless the customer requests to be contacted by other means such as e-mail or smart phone notification. The Governor added that banks are required to provide the electronic systems supporting such service so that it should be fully operational as of 16-09-2018.