JCB and Middle East and Africa electronic payments processor, Emerging Markets Payments (EMP) inked a deal for JCB card acceptance at more than 15,000 locations in Jordan, including all of the company’s point of sale (POS) terminals in the country.
CardWeb.com’s CardPixes database of more than 7,000 images today features the Emirates NBD Titanium MasterCard.
Inov8 has signed a deal to promote Emerging Markets Payments’ (EMP) third party card processing services in Pakistan and provide logistical and other in-country support. There are 100 million Pakistanis that have a phone but no access to financial services.
Emerging Markets Payments (EMP) signed an exclusive technology and center of excellence partnership with Afghanistan Payments Systems (APS), the local domestic payment card switch in Afghanistan. The agreement will allow EMP to work with all Afghan banks in partnership with APS, providing fast, reliable and secure electronic payment card processing for ATMs, POS and remote card not present (CNP) transactions such as bill payments and recurring payments. EMP is expanding quickly across the wider MEA region and offers an innovative and wide scope of products for banks, merchants and government including advisory services, mobile payment, bill presentment and payments among many others. The company most recently launched the cutting-edge bill presentment program with the Central Bank of Jordan known as eFawateerCom at a press conference hosted at Cards and Payments Middle East in Dubai, UAE.
Jordanie (SGBJ) signed a cooperation agreement with SmartBuy to provide the exhibition located in Queen Rania Al Abdullah Street with an ATM which will offer SGBJ’s clients, the exhibition’s visitors and other banks’ clients the opportunity of benefiting from the different banking services offered through the ATM. SGBJ’s General Manager, emphasized in his statement on the importance of this step which comes as part of the bank’s strategy and future plan in expanding its network in the Kingdom’s different geographical areas and offering various banking services for the largest possible number of clients.
American Express Middle East and Oman Air, the national carrier of the Sultanate of Oman, are partnering to offer American Express Cardmembers even greater value. Cardmembers enrolled in the American Express Middle East Membership Rewards Program can now redeem their points for Oman Air “Sindbad Miles,” American Express Middle East’s tenth airline redemption partner. The rewards program offers one point earned for every dollar- or equivalent- spent on the Card. Membership Rewards points do not expire and can be redeemed across a wide selection of reward categories including flights, hotels, dining and entertainment, a variety of merchandise, and charity donations.
Earthport global payments utility has introduced its ‘epXchange’ web-based POS service to deliver “desk-top” payment for retail clients. This offers immediate access for Earthport clients to a cross-border payments service, removing the time and costs normally associated with a product implementation or in-house development. New clients implementing the software include Al Fardan Exchange and Al Samhouri Exchange.
SelectCore prepaid telecom and financial services transaction processor for the unbanked consumer market now has plans to expand to the Middle East market, pursuing transaction processing and licensing partnerships for its proprietary “PrepaidONE POSA” solution and mobile remittance platform. The Company’s expansion efforts will be led by Mohammad Abu-Leil who has accepted the new role as Executive Vice President of International Business Development and will oversee operations in the new Jordan-based offices. He will continue to manage key Distribution accounts in Canada and will be responsible for future expansion into other international markets. SelectCore transaction processing and POS solutions for the prepaid telecom market and financial services sector concentrates on prepaid mobile top-up to stored-value cards for the millions of underbanked and credit-challenged consumers through its retail distribution network across Canada and the United States.
GlobalCollect will now process online credit card payments for Royal Jordanian (RJ) in over 25 currencies throughout the Middle East, North Africa, Europe, Asia, and North America. This will allow RJ passengers to buy tickets via the RJ call center by providing RJ agents with their credit card information. A future expansion of the partnership will include adding alternative payment methods such as real-time banking, cash, and bank transfers to tap into additional customer segments preferring non-card payments. GlobalCollect also provides its clients strategic advice on payments by dedicated airline consultants, online & call center customer support, and advanced fraud screening.
Oman Air Web now accepts debit cards, allowing those without credit cards to purchase Oman Air’s ticket on the internet. With this, www.omanair.com accepts debit/prepaid/ATM cards issued with “Visa” or “Master Card” logos, and is a great new convenient, efficient and time saving product. The website is fully secured and card transactions are encrypted for customer’s security. If the customer’s card issuing bank has activated the “Verified by Visa” or “Secured by Master Card” service to secure the online shopping, Oman Air Web supports this additional security feature as well.
CA-based Roamware has been ranked No. 2745 on its fourth annual Inc.
5000 by Inc. magazine. Founded in 2002, Roamware has grown consistently
each year and has operations across five continents, servicing 3 billion
users and providing mobile operators with a range of new revenue
streams. Roamware’s products are deployed in more than 464 mobile
operator networks across 154 countries. Additionally, Roamware’s mobile
finance solutions have been successfully deployed by major banks and
operators around the world, and serve a wide range of needs across the
domains of mobile commerce, banking, remittances and payments.
Roamware mobile roaming solutions and financial services has made available its “Cardless ATM” service. Allowing customers to withdraw cash from an ATM without the use of a cash card, “Cardless ATM” can be used in case of loss or theft of a cash card as well as to send money to friends or family at home or abroad. “Cardless ATM” is already in use in Europe and is one of many mobile financial products that Roamware has made available to banks and mobile operators since the acquisition of mobile financial services developer Macalla Software in 2009. Other m-commerce and mobile banking solutions offered by Roamware include credit transfers, international remittance, adding prepaid minutes, person to person transactions and bill payment.