Kuala Lumpur, 17 December 2008
Hong Leong Islamic Bank (HLISB) and Pusat Pungutan Zakat Majlis Agama Islam Wilayah Persekutuan (PPZ-MAIWP) today signed an agreement for online zakatservices. Effective today, customers of HLISB and Hong Leong Bank (HLB) can pay their zakat via Hong Leong Online Internet Banking . This is the firstcollaboration between PPZ-MAIWP and HLISB.
"In understanding and anticipating the needs and wants of our customers, we at HLISB have developed a secure method of payment designed with the customers'convenience in mind," said En Jasani Abdullah, General Manager of Hong Leong Islamic Bank.
"This online zakat payment service is in line with PPZ's efforts to enhance service delivery through ICT. We in HLISB are honored by this privilege topartner with PPZ-MAIWP and we are equally happy to be able to extend a new service to our customers," emphasized En Jasani.
For his part, Dato' Haji Mustafa bin Abdul Rahman, Chairman of PPZ-MAIWP had this to say, "Zakat is one of the five Islamic Pillars and is compulsory forall Muslims. We want zakat payment to be as convenient, effortless and secure as possible. By partnering with HLISB, we are assured that the payments willbe handled efficiently."
Leveraging on Hong Leong Bank's Hong Leong Online Internet Banking platform, HLISB customers will now be able to pay their zakat with just a few easyclicks on their computer. "HLISB has always been on the forefront of finding new ways of banking. We are committed to enhancing our customer's experienceand have already seen a positive response from our customers for our online services via Hong Leong Online," notes En Jasani.
For more information, customers can log on to www.hlisb.com.my, www.hlb.com.my or, call 03-7626 8899 / log on to www.zakat.com.my or call 1-300 88 5757.
Press Release - 03/12/2008