American Express Middle East signs agreement with Ottu

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Ottu-American Express Middle East Agreement
Officials during the signing ceremony.

American Express Middle East has announced an agreement with Ottu, a leading fintech company in the Middle East, to expand its online merchant acceptance network.

Through this collaboration, American Express Card Members will get a seamless, quick, and secure online shopping experience when they use their cards at thousands of Ottu’s online merchants.

This agreement is aligned with American Express Middle East’s commitment to increase the number of merchants that accept American Express and create opportunities for merchants to attract a broader customer base.

For merchants, this agreement will streamline the payment solution by facilitating the acceptance of American Express Cards without the need for additional hardware or complicated integration processes. Moreover, it will enable them to attract consumers and businesses from a global base of American Express Card Members – from the Middle East and all around the world.

Talal Alawadhi, Ottu’s CEO, expressed satisfaction with the agreement, emphasizing the value created for current and future American Express Card Members. Alawadhi has said that, “He sees the agreement between Ottu and American Express Middle East as a significant step in empowering businesses to innovate and create new opportunities.”

Graziela Martins, Vice President Merchant Business of American Express Middle East, commented that, “We are delighted to sign an agreement with Ottu as part of our commitment to expand our merchant acceptance network and enable our Card Members to use their cards more and more for everyday spend. This agreement will enable new merchants to attract American Express Card Members from all around the world while providing them with a seamless and secure online shopping experience.”

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