Articles with tag: uae

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US-based Flywire, Mastercard partner for cross-border tuition payments

17 Sep 2020 | Payments General

Vertical payments company Flywire has partnered with Mastercard to provide students with discounted foreign exchange rates on cross-border tuition payments made with Mastercard. 

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Emirates NBD transforms its international payments operations with TCS BaNCS

14 Sep 2020 | Payments General

Emirates NBD, a Middle East-based financial services group, has successfully deployed a centralised international payments hub for multiple entities, running on TCS BaNCSTM for Payments.

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Edenred UAE rolls out C3Pay mobile app financial health management

04 Sep 2020 | Online & Mobile Banking

Payroll solutions provider Edenred has released its mobile banking application, C3Pay, with the aim to offer its cardholders a digital banking experience. 

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Dubai SME introduces smart dashboards to promote procurement programme

01 Sep 2020 | E-invoicing, SCF & E-procurement

Dubai SME has introduced two smart dashboards to enable local startups to benefit from the Government Procurement Programme.

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Yas Theme Parks, CellPoint Digital partner to launch Alipay in UAE

27 Aug 2020 | Mobile Payments

CellPoint Digital has been selected by Yas Theme Parks in Abu Dhabi, UAE, to enable the use of Alipay as an online payment method.

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SMBs and consumers in UAE have adopted new behaviours amid COVID-19

19 Aug 2020 | Payments General

Visa has published its global Back to Business study assessing the dramatic shift to digital commerce in response to the pandemic, driven largely by changing consumer expectations.

Visa, study, UAE, Back to Business, digital commerce, ecommerce, COVID-19, consumer behaviour, SMBs, checkout, point-of-sale, POS, online shopping, contactless payments, payment methods, merchants

NymCard receives in-principle approval from FSRA

18 Aug 2020 | Cards

NymCard, an UAE-based card issuing and processing platform has received in-principle approval (IPA) from the Financial Services Regulatory Authority (FSRA).

Abu Dhabi, fintech, NymCard, cards, FSRA, UAE, in-principle approval, IPA, Financial Services Regulatory Authority, payments, currency, exchange, financial, Visa, Mastercard, Western Union

Amazon Project Zero launches in seven new countries

11 Aug 2020 | Ecommerce

Amazon has announced the expansion of Project Zero to seven new countries – Australia, Brazil, Netherlands, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Turkey, and the UAE.

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UnionPay partners with Vaulsys to boost online payments in UAE

29 Jul 2020 | Online Payments

China-based financial services company UnionPay has announced that Vaulsys will becomes a Third Party Service Provider of UnionPay International. 

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Dubai International Financial Centre partners with a Chinese fintech platform

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

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

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Mobile payment service PayBy ties up with uPay to extend its reach in UAE

10 Jul 2020 | Mobile Payments

UAE-based fintech PayBy is partnering with payments app uPay to expand its reach to more than 850 uPay self-serve kiosks across the UAE.

PayBy, uPay, mobile payments, UAE, United Arab Emirates, payment kiosk, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, ecommerce, online payments

W3BCLOUD raises USD 20.5 mln to rollout data centres dedicated for the blockchain economy

26 Jun 2020 | Cryptocurrencies

W3BCLOUD has completed its initial close of USD 20.5 million in convertible notes from Advanced Micro Devices and ConsenSys, along with several family offices in the United Arab Emirates.

blockchain, ethereum, funding, stablecoins, data centers, enterprise, business, banking, UAE

Hub71 teams up with two UAE banks

26 Jun 2020 | E-invoicing, SCF & E-procurement

Hub71, a global tech ecosystem, has joined forces with Mashreq Bank and First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB) to fix the problems faced by startups while opening a UAE bank account.

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Commercial Bank Dubai teams up with Thunes

26 Jun 2020 | Payments General

Commercial Bank of Dubai (CBD) has partnered Thunes, a cross-border payment provider, to facilitate transaction flows between the UAE and the rest of the world.

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UAE consumers go cashless as trust in digital payments surges amid COVID-19

22 Jun 2020 | Online Payments

Dubai Police, Dubai Economy (DED), and Visa have released data regarding shifts in the UAE-based consumers’ payment behaviour amid COVID-19. 

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Emirates NBD, Visa renew partnership with a five-year agreement

09 Jun 2020 | Payments General

Emirates NBD, a UAE-region based bank, and Visa, a global provider of digital payments, have renewed their partnership with a five-year agreement.

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Ecommerce project Dubai CommerCity to open by the end of 2020

26 May 2020 | Ecommerce

The Dubai CommerCity project, a free trade zone for ecommerce that aims to be a hub for online retailers, has been scheduled for opening by the end of 2020.

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Jingle Pay to extend in UAE

22 May 2020 | Payments General

Dubai-based fintech startup Jingle Pay has announced bringing neobanking to the Middle East, starting with its home turf of the UAE. 

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Social P2P payments solution Ziina raises a pre-seed round of USD 850,000

21 May 2020 | Mobile Payments

Ziina, the UAE’s social peer-to-peer (P2P) payment application, has raised a pre-seed round of USD 850,000, led by US-based Class 5 Global with participation from Samih Toukan’s Jabbar Internet Group and other angel investors.

P2P payments, Ziina, pre-seed round, money transfer, payments, UAE

Bank Audi ends acquisition talks with FAB

19 May 2020 | Payments General

Egypt-based Bank Audi has ended the discussions with First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB) on acquiring the Egyptian assets of Lebanon's Bank Audi.

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