Kuwait Credit Bank to delay payment dues for citizens amid COVID-19 crisis

Al-Mizrem also said Kuwait was in talks with other countries regarding evacuating expatriates who have breached residency regulations in the country. (File/AFP)
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Updated 05 May 2020

Kuwait Credit Bank to delay payment dues for citizens amid COVID-19 crisis

  • Government spokesman Tareq Al-Mizrem said there will be no additional fees to the postponed payments

DUBAI: Customers of the Kuwait Credit Bank can delay paying installments for six months, the Kuwait News Agency has reported, citing a new cabinet ruling made as a result of the coronavirus pandemic.

Government spokesman Tareq Al-Mizrem said there will be no additional fees to the postponed payments.

The cabinet members also assigned Kuwait Petroleum Corporation and its subsidiary companies to provide housing units for medical and technical staff working at a field hospital.

Al-Mizrem also said Kuwait was in talks with other countries regarding evacuating expatriates who have breached residency regulations in the country.

 


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