Astra Tech unveils new Botim debit card

Astra Tech debuts new Botim prepaid debit card

The prepaid debit card is accepted in more than 200 countries and offers UAE dirham and the US dollar

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Mastercard to buy stake in MTN’s $5.2bn fintech unit

Signing of the definitive investment agreements is expected to occur in the very near term, said MTN chief executive officer Ralph Mupita


Dubai Tourism, Mastercard launch digital city partnership

The digital partnership will work to accelerate growth across the tourism ecosystem

Dimitrios Dosis, president– Mastercard EEMEA

Cover story: Mastercard’s Dimitrios Dosis talks strategy and innovation

The company’s EEMEA president shares how the company is contributing to the digital economy and serving communities

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Spotlight: 25 inspiring women leaders who’ve created a ‘Lasting Legacy’

Part of its ‘Priceless’ campaign, Mastercard’s book celebrates the journeys of women who are making a difference on a global scale

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Mastercard launches legacy book celebrating 25 women leaders

The company is committed to creating a more equitable world for all and this project marks the company’s latest milestone

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Saudi National Bank partners with Mastercard, SEF to transform esports

The three entities will explore and develop innovative financial products and offerings that create added value and enhance gamers’ experience

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Mastercard, BitOasis to launch crypto-linked cards in MENA region

BitOasis customers will be able to link their crypto wallet balances to physical or virtual cards and make fiat payments across 90 million global locations using their BitOasis Mastercard Crypto Card

Mastercard partners with Michelin Guide Dubai

Mastercard partners with Michelin Guide Dubai as an official sponsor

List of restaurants in the first-ever Michelin Guide Dubai 2022 was released on June 21, 2022

Mastercard NymCard tie-up

Mastercard certifies NymCard as a principal issuer

Fintechs, startups and financial institutions can now plug and play into NymCard’s modern BaaS infrastructure to issue their own Mastercard cards

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Mastercard, Musafir partner to enable seamless travel bookings

The partnership will see new payment products introduced to offer travel benefits to both consumers and corporates

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HyperPay, Mastercard partner to grow digital payment rails across MENA

The collaboration will offer advanced new technologies so businesses, governments and SMEs can move from cash-based payments to a seamless ecosystem

Mastercard, OPay partner to grow cashless ecosystem

OPay customers from countries such as Egypt, Nigeria, Ethiopia and the UAE will benefit from Mastercard’s virtual payment solution linked to their ewallet

Dubai tech unicorn Zeta and Mastercard announce partnership

The partnership aims to maximise the safety, security and convenience of e-commerce, online banking and contactless transactions

Flooss, a new digital payment platform, launched in Bahrain

Mastercard has partnered with Payment International Enterprise to launch Flooss across Bahrain and the region

How digital is set to shape the future

The how and where of consumer spending is transforming, driven by digital trends

First Abu Dhabi Bank, Mastercard introduce virtual corporate debit card

The virtual cards can be created for single- or multiple-use

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