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March 23, 2021

Mastercard Contactless Tap & Go and Virtual Prepaid Cards launched in Qatar

Ooredoo Qatar, Mastercard and QNB have rolled out Ooredoo Money Virtual Prepaid Card and Contactless Tap & Go Mastercard cards in Qatar.

Aligned with Qatar National Vision 2030, Ooredoo aims to boost digitalisation of the economy in Qatar and launch the latest in digital payment solutions, in order to enable consumers, easy and convenient options to carry out transactions.

By using the Ooredoo Money app, consumers can directly apply for the Mastercard Virtual Prepaid card.

Quick issuance of digital cards becomes possible through this product and enables users to carry out secure online payments.

With this partnership, Ooredoo Money will be able to issue Mastercard’s Contactless Tap & Go physical cards, which in turn allows contactless and frictionless payments using secure Near Field Technology while shopping at any place across the world.

Users can also issue Contactless Tap & Go physical cards from Ooredoo Money shops in the weeks to come.

Ooredoo chief commercial officer Sheikh Nasser Bin Hamad Al Thani said: “We’re delighted to be partnering with Mastercard and QNB to launch these exciting products, which is another milestone for us on the journey towards complete digitalisation. This partnership is further testament to our commitment to providing consumers with convenient, safe and secure high-quality financial services.”

QNB Group Retail Banking general manager Heba Al –Tamimi said: “This is yet another proof that QNB is at the forefront of technology, and leads the region and the market with innovative solutions. This partnership demonstrates our successful work with partners from other industries to deliver innovative digital financial services to provide the community with convenient, safe and fast payment services.”

Mastercard country manager for Qatar, Oman, Kuwait and Iraq Nadia Ghissassi said: “We are delighted to extend our longstanding partnership with Ooredoo and QNB. We are committed to delivering innovative solutions, and drive such strategic partnerships, that will further accelerate the shift towards a digital economy in Qatar. We will continue to leverage our expertise to introduce products with our consumers’ evolving needs at the heart of the design process, offering them safer, faster and convenient ways to pay.”

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