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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