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Most shoppers worldwide keen on ‘buy now, pay later’ loans

A poll of more than 6,300 people globally found that 20 per cent have already taken out buy-now, pay-later loans

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Mastercard unveils range of initiatives lined up for Expo 2020 Dubai

The official payment technology partner of Expo will showcase its Cube multi-sensory installation at the event

Emirates NBD Group, Expo 2020 Dubai and Mastercard launch new card programmes

The limited-edition cards are designed to enhance the Expo 2020 Dubai experience for both residents and visitors

Cover story: Mastercard’s regional head on developing a financially equitable future

In this exclusive interview, Raghu Malhotra, president of Mastercard Middle East and Africa speaks of the importance of financial inclusion, of leveraging key technologies and offers advice to leaders on handling a crisis

Watch: As UAE’s e-commerce market booms, here’s how operators can remain profitable

The value of the e-commerce market in the UAE is projected to reach $8bn by 2025

Almost 9 out of 10 UAE-based SMEs are optimistic about the next 12 months – study

SMEs across the country have identified easier access to funding, acceptance of digital payments and training and upskilling staff as the top three drivers for growth

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Why smart cities are important to the UAE

Making well-informed data-based decisions around development policy accelerates local business, drives trade, and enables job growth

Women’s Voice: Why diversity matters in the MENA region

Businesses in the region must provide women a level playing field and create opportunities for them to progress

Mastercard preps contactless technology for quantum era

Ecos specification will ensure that contactless technology is future-proofed

UAE features among ‘Stand Out’ digital economies across the world

The Middle East region is emerging as a hotspot for digital demand

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How payment digitisation can stimulate economic growth in the Middle East

Investing in payment digitisation will drive financial inclusion, economic growth and wellbeing in today’s new reality

HSBC Bank, Mastercard partner to promote sustainable communities

Mastercard and HSBC will aim to develop an approach to green financing around sustainable infrastructure projects in net zero cities

Delivery Hero picks Mastercard to digitise payments across MENA

The project spans the GCC, Jordan and Egypt for Talabat, HungerStation and Zomato

Mastercard rolls out tokenisation technology in the GCC to protect online shoppers

Currently, Mastercard has partnered with Checkout.com and FOO in the UAE to roll out the technology

Mastercard taps Microsoft Azure to boost R&D in ecommerce, fintech

Azure to serve as native cloud infrastructure for Mastercard Labs’ R&D efforts

Mastercard grants Wirex approval to issue crypto payment cards

Mastercard expands its Accelerate programme, making it easier for cryptocurrency and crypto card partners to join

Uber partners with Mastercard to offer free rides home to all inbound UAE residents

The service will be applicable for rides home from Dubai International Airport, Al Maktoum International Airport and Abu Dhabi International Airport

Explainer: Have contactless payments taken off in the GCC?

The Covid-19 pandemic has made contactless payments more relevant than ever before. Khalid Elgibali, MENA division president at Mastercard, discusses whether adoption in the GCC grown significantly

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Samsung Money debit card readies for summer launch

Reward points can be exchanged for cash which will be deposited into the customer’s Samsung Money by SoFi account

Abu Dhabi, Dubai among world’s top 15 cities for wealthy households

Regionally, the UAE capital topped the list with 270,686 households earning more than $250,000 annually