Articles with tag like: Middle East

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Vodafone Qatar, Commercial Bank partner to offer BNPL option

News | Online Payments | 11 Feb 2021

Vodafone Qatar has partnered with Commercial Bank (CB) to offer its ‘Buy Now Pay Later' instalment plan, enabling customers to purchase devices such as smartphones, mobile WiFi devices, and accessories and pay later in monthly instalments.

Vodafone Qatar, Commercial Bank, partnership, buy-now-pay-later, Qatar, Middle East, instalments

Boku launches direct carrier billing for Microsoft in South Korea and Saudi Arabia

News | Mobile Payments | 11 Feb 2021

Boku, a global provider of mobile payment and identity solutions, has announced that it has launched direct carrier billing as a payment method for Microsoft in both South Korea and Saudi Arabia.

Boku, direct carrier billing, Microsoft, South Korea, Asia, Saudi Arabia, Middle East, mobile payments

SadaPay, Mastercard launch numberless, contactless-enabled cards in the MEA region

News | Cards | 10 Feb 2021

Pakistan-based online money management platform SadaPay and Mastercard have announced the launch of numberless, contactless-enabled cards in the Middle East & Africa region.

Sadapay, MasterCard, product launch, Middle East, Africa, MEA, cards, contactless payments, online payments, fraud prevention, contactless payments

Bango, TPAY MOBILE partner to boost mobile commerce

News | Mobile Payments | 20 Jan 2021

UK-based mobile commerce company Bango and UAE-based mobile payments enabler TPAY MOBILE have formed a strategic partnership to increase access to mobile commerce.

Bango, TPAY MOBILE, partnership, MENA, MEA, Middle East, Turkey, Africa, mobile commerce, ecommerce, mobile payments, merchants

NBS Bank, Network International team up to reveal ecommerce platform

News | Ecommerce | 18 Jan 2021

NBS Bank has unveiled launches its state of the art ecommerce platform, powered by Network International, the enabler of digital commerce across Africa and the Middle East.

Malawi, NBS Bank, product launch, ecommerce, online payment, gateway, Network International, Africa, Middle East

TrueLayer helps sync. launch in Lithuania and Germany

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 14 Jan 2021

Open Banking-powered fintech sync. has launched in two more European countries with the help of financial API provider TrueLayer, according to AltFi.

sync., Lithuania, Germany, Open Banking, fintech, Europe, API, TrueLayer, Middle East, Qatar Fintech Accelerator, coronavirus, pandemic, e-money, licence, FCA

sync. now licenced by Qatar Financial Centre Authority

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 16 Dec 2020

Digital smart open banking app sync. has received a license from the Qatar Financial Centre Authority, marking its expansion into the Middle East. 

sync., Qatar Financial Centre Authority, licence, Middle East, Open Banking, app, digital banking, online banking, Qatar, UK

Dutch payments provider Adyen expands to Middle East

News | Online Payments | 12 Nov 2020

Netherlands-based payments company Adyen has announced it is expanding to the Middle East, according to MENAbytes. 

Adyen , expainsion, Middle East, Facebook, Uber, Spotify, L’Oréal, eBay, Dubai, payments, online payments, payments processing, ecommerce payments processing, United Arab Emirates

sync. selects Qatar Fintech Accelerator, announces Middle East expansion

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 14 Oct 2020

Digital smart open banking app sync. has announced its selection in the Qatar Fintech Accelerator, which starts on 14 October 2020, according to the official press release.

sync., Qatar, fintech, accelerator, Middle East, expansion, digital app, smart open banking app, Open Banking, Qatar Fintech Accelerator, Qatar World Cup, Qatar Development Bank, Qatar Fintech Hub, startup

Huawei, Mondia Pay partner to boost contactless payment options across MEA

News | Mobile Payments | 01 Oct 2020

China-based tech group Huawei has partnered with digital payments solution provider Mondia Pay to offer its contactless payments service to users in the MEA region.

Huawei, Mondia Pay, partnership, DCB, HMS, MEA, IAP, Africa, Middle East, contactless payments, mobile payments, fintech

Easypaisa, PayFast team up to accelerate digital payments in Pakistan

News | Mobile Payments | 08 Sep 2020

Pakistan-based digital payments app Easypaisa has partnered with the fintech PayFast, in pursuit of disrupting digital payments.

easypaisa, PayFast, fintech, mobile payments, digital payments, Pakistan, Middle East, 1-Link, ATM, inter-bank fund transfers, mobile application, PCI DSS, PayLinks, MENA region

Huawei and TPAY MOBILE to drive app monetisation for developers in the MEA region

News | Mobile Payments | 08 Sep 2020

Huawei has partnered with TPAY MOBILE to support developers in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region to monetise their apps on HUAWEI Mobile Services (HMS). 

Huawei, TPAY MOBILE, Middle East, Africa, MEA, monetise, Huawei mobile services, direct carrier billing, subscriptions, mobile payments, alternative payments

Commercial Bank of Kuwait gets mobile payments moving with Thales

News | Mobile Payments | 03 Sep 2020

France-based multinational company Thales has announced it is supplying Commercial Bank of Kuwait (CBK) with its Gemalto Trusted Services Hub (TSH).

Commercial Bank of Kuweit, Thales, financial services, mobile payments, contactless payments, Kuwait, MENA, Middle East

Japan-based digital gift card marketplace expands in the Middle East

News | Cards | 18 Aug 2020

Japan-based Amaten, a digital gift card marketplace, has announced plans to expand its brand across the world, starting with Dubai.

Amaten, Japan, Dubai, Middle East, gift cards, marketplace, blockchain, merchants, digital gift card

Commodity trade finance faces difficulties in revenues following scandals

News | E-invoicing, SCF & E-procurement | 14 Aug 2020

Commodity trade finance has observed slumping revenues in the second quarter of 2020 as some banks pulled the plug on their operations following scandals, according to fnlondon.com.

commodity trade finance, trade finance, revenue, scandal, banks, Coalition, Hin Leong Trading, Singapore, bankruptcy, HSBC, ABN AMRO, commodity finance, Phoenix Group, Standard Chartered, BNP Paribas, Societe Generale, Europe, Middle East, Africa

Dubai International Financial Centre partners with a Chinese fintech platform

News | E-invoicing, SCF & E-procurement | 27 Jul 2020

Dubai International Financial Centre (DIFC) has signed a MoU with Jiaozi Fintech Dreamworks, a China-based fintech innovation and entrepreneurship platform.

DIFC, fintech, China, Dubai International Financial Centre, Dubai, MOU, Jiaozi Fintech Dreamworks, China, innovation, entrepreneurship, Middle East, Africa, South Asia, MEASA, UAE, Belt and Road, partnership, People’s Bank of China, banks

Turkey plans to expand ecommerce to MENA region

News | Ecommerce | 16 Jul 2020

Turkey has announced plans to increase its export market share in the Middle East and North Africa. 

Turkey, Middle East, North Africa, ecommerce, Turkish E-commerce Association, Dubai Chamber of Commerce, Boyner, So Chic, Pasabahçe, Noon, Jumia, Carrefour, Jeeblee, Danube, Lulu

Standard Chartered joins IBOS Association

News | E-invoicing, SCF & E-procurement | 08 Jul 2020

Standard Chartered has joined IBOS Association (IBOS), an international banking network. 

Standard Chartered, banking, network, IBOS, Asia, Africa, Middle East, Europe, US, banks, Singapore, India, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Malaysia, Australasia

UK-based fintech Paymentology expands Middle East digital banking offering

News | Online & Mobile Banking | 06 Jul 2020

Cloud-based payment processor Paymentology has announced the expansion of its Middle East operation to meet the projected growth of digital banking in the region.

UK, fintech, Paymentology, Middle East, digital banking, cloud-based, payment processor, digital banks, platform integration, fraud prevention, transaction approval

PagoFX launches offerings for sole traders in UK

News | Payments General | 18 Jun 2020

Santander’s cross-border remittance service, PagoFX, has opened its international payment service for business purposes in the UK.

Standarder, PagoFX, UK, cross-border, remittance, payments, mobile app, Middle East, Central Europe, Eastern Europe, Israel, Turkey, Romania, Croatia, SMBs