United Arab Emirates

Thailand Ranked First Globally in Real-Time Payments Transactions per Capita
Thailand Ranked First Globally in Real-Time Payments Transactions per Capita
September 01, 2023  |  Real-Time Payments

The value proposition of real-time payments is undeniable: payments initiated, cleared and completed in just seconds — at any time. In other words, payees get...

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The Most Satisfied Shoppers Are Found in the UAE — How Other Countries Can Catch Up
The Most Satisfied Shoppers Are Found in the UAE — How Other Countries Can Catch...
July 31, 2023  |  eCommerce

Consumers worldwide are increasingly using digital features to enhance their shopping journeys, but few markets have adopted digital as quickly as the United Arab Emirates....

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Mashreq Deploys Electronic Facial Recognition to Allow Online Bank Account Onboarding
Mashreq Deploys Electronic Facial Recognition to Allow Online Bank Account Onboarding
July 05, 2023  |  Biometrics

Mashreq has launched electronic facial recognition (EFR) technology to facilitate the onboarding of large corporate clients. With the implementation of this technology, UAE-based large corporate banking...

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Coinbase Looks to UAE as Global Crypto Hub
Coinbase Looks to UAE as Global Crypto Hub
May 08, 2023  |  Cryptocurrency

Facing regulatory pressure in the USA, Coinbase is reportedly setting its sights on the UAE. Brian Armstrong, CEO of the cryptocurrency exchange, told Bloomberg TV in an interview Monday...

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Mbank and Dgpays Partner on Digital Wallet in UAE
Mbank and Dgpays Partner on Digital Wallet in UAE
April 24, 2023  |  Mobile Wallets

Al Maryah Community Bank (Mbank) and Dgpays Group have partnered to offer a digital wallet in the United Arab Emirates. The collaboration brings together the...

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Mashreq and i2c Partner to Aid FinTech Payments in UAE
Mashreq and i2c Partner to Aid FinTech Payments in UAE
March 08, 2023  |  Payment Methods

Mashreq and i2c have partnered to offer digital payment solutions in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). With this collaboration, Mashreq, a leading financial institution in the region, will...

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The Future of Online Car Buying Is Omnichannel — With a 2-Week Test Drive
The Future of Online Car Buying Is Omnichannel — With a 2-Week Test Drive
February 06, 2023  |  Connected Economy

Of its many disruptions, the pandemic has driven car pricing and buying off a cliff, making room for innovators to create a digital shift. While...

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Report: Network International Close to $700M Mashreq Payments Deal
Report: Network International Close to $700M Mashreq Payments Deal
February 01, 2023  |  Acquisitions

Network International is reportedly in advanced talks to purchase UAE lender Mashreqbank’s payment business. The deal could value Mashreq’s payments operation at as high as...

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MoneyGram and Astra Tech Team on Money Transfers by Text
MoneyGram and Astra Tech Team on Money Transfers by Text
January 25, 2023  |  Partnerships

MoneyGram and Astra Tech are collaborating amid growing demand for Middle Eastern money transfer services. The partnership will see MoneyGram offer transfer services via Astra’s...

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