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Emirates NBD launches mobile contactless payments solution

Emirates NBD has unveiled Emirates NBD Pay, an NFC-based mobile contactless payment solution. The UAE-based bank says it is the “first” in the Central Europe, Middle East and Africa region (CEMEA) to incorporate Visa’s Token Service technology to launch a contactless payment solution. Suvo Sarkar, senior EVP and group head – retail banking and wealth […]

Emirates NBD to launch UAE’s “first” digital bank for millennials

Emirates NBD is planning to launch the UAE’s “first” digital bank targeted at millennials. The new bank is part of its three-year AED 500 million ($136 million) strategy to improve its processes, products and services. Shayne Nelson, group CEO of Emirates NBD, says this “digital transformation plan” is its “commitment to the future”. The bank’s […]

The rise of ‘halal hubs’ represents an Islamic finance opportunity

An interesting trend is developing in the halal sector: regional hubs are developing in places that have some local demand but not the size that would be significant markets on their own. Think of Malaysia (the largest) or Dubai or tiny Brunei. Each sees the halal sector as being strategic to their economic growth, and for Dubai and Brunei at least, as key aspects of their economic diversification. This trend has the potential to support global growth in the Islamic economy as well as SME development but need a lot of (costly) infrastructure put in place to open up the international side to SMEs

Emirates NBD launches tablet banking for priority customers

Emirates NBD has launched a tablet banking service, which it says makes it the first bank in the Middle East to offer tablet-based financial planning. Launched for the bank’s priority banking relationship managers and wealth management advisors, the new apps allow them to access customer information using their tablets.

National Bank of Abu Dhabi keeps watch over ATMs

The National Bank of Abu Dhabi has adopted a monitoring service from Canadian technology company Inetco Systems, which it says will enable it to better keep track of its ATMs and ensure they are working properly.

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