Bahrain’s AFS & Moamalat sign deal to empower Libya’s ePayment ecosystem

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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Arab Financial Services (AFS), a leading provider of electronic payments outsourcing services in the MENA region, and Moamalat Financial Services, one of the leading companies in Electronic Payment Services in the Libyan market, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to enter into a strategic partnership for the development of Libya’s electronic payment ecosystem.

Bahrain-based AFS will use its expertise and longstanding experience in digital payments to advance the existing systems and provide consultancy, training, and knowledge transfer.

Moamalat Financial Services manages the Libyan National Switch and provides diversified payments products to the Libyan banking industry. AFS’s established role as the leading digital payment solutions provider and fintech enabler in the Middle East and Africa, sees it also operate as a prominent merchant acquirer in Bahrain, Oman and, most recently, Egypt, with state-of-the-art digital payments acceptance solutions of choice across markets.

Through this MoU, AFS is committed to building the capacity of the payments sector in Libya in collaboration with Moamalat, with the objective of enhancing and empowering the Libyan payments ecosystem.

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“We are delighted to partner with Moamalat to extend our experience and payments expertise to the Libyan market. Through this MoU, we will collaborate to promote knowledge transfer and technological enablement, and to explore future opportunities for cooperation. We believe that this partnership will accelerate the development of digital payments products, services, and solutions in Libya, and we look forward to working with Moamalat to achieve our shared objectives.”

Mr. Alsanousi Abukhezaim, Chief Executive Officer of Moamalat said that “AFS as an international strategic partner will help Moamalat advance its offering to the Libyan market through knowledge transfer, expert consultancy and strategic planning.”

Regulated by The Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB), and majority-owned by Bank ABC, AFS boasts numerous ground-breaking end-to-end digital payment services and solutions. These span debit, credit, and Islamic card processing, merchant acquiring, fintech, and a suite of state-of-the-art value-added services. Providing the highest quality payment solutions that are trusted by businesses, AFS has offices and data centers in Bahrain, Egypt, Oman, and the UAE.

Its dedication to innovation has positioned AFS as a driving market force delivering a rich portfolio of payment solutions including popular digital mobile wallets, market-leading merchant acquiring services, Bahrain’s leading digital payroll solution, global contact centers and more.

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