Mashreq banks on Siri

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The Min­istry of Hu­man Re­sources and Emi­rati­sa­tion has de­clared Sun­day, Oc­to­ber 2 an of­fi­cial paid hol­i­day for all pub­lic sec­tor and pri­vate sec­tor em­ploy­ees in the UAE to cel­e­brate the up­com­ing Is­lamic New Year. Saqr bin Ghobash Saeed Ghobash, Min­is­ter of Hu­man Re­sources and Emi­rati­sa­tion, made the an­nounce­ment fol­low­ing pro­vi­sions of Ar­ti­cle 74 of Fed­eral Law No8 of 1980 con­cern­ing labour re­la­tions. Both sec­tors re­turn to work on Mon­day. Sev­eral more pub­lic hol­i­days are ex­pected be­fore the end of the year, in­clud­ing Com­mem­o­ra­tion Day in late Novem­ber, UAE Na­tional Day in early De­cem­ber and the Prophet Mo­hammed’s birth­day in mid-De­cem­ber. A UAE bank is of­fer­ing its cus­tomers the chance to make voice-ac­ti­vated trans­ac­tions via Ap­ple’s Siri func­tion. Aref Al Ramli, Head of Elec­tronic Bank­ing and In­no­va­tion at Mashreq, said: “The in­te­gra­tion em­pow­ers cus­tomers to make quick and safe pay­ments. “The voice em­pow­ered pay­ment op­tion is al­ways con­nected, ready and fast. “We are proud to an­nounce this fea­ture.” First-time users will need to down­load the new iOS 10 up­date and reg­is­ter for voice bank­ing ser­vices. Trans­ac­tions up to Dhs500 can be done through Siri.

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