Bahrain’s BFC Payments unveils advanced multi-currency travel card

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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BFC Payments launches BFC Pay Travel Buddy card
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Bahrain-based BFC Payments, the Fintech arm of BFC Group Holdings, has collaborated with Asia’s largest API infrastructure company, M2P Fintech in order to launch an advanced multicurrency card, BFC Pay Travel Buddy that offers international travelers comprehensive financial solutions.

The company said in a statement that it allows for fast top-ups, instant currency conversion, worldwide shopping, dining, and so on. The technology stack for issuing the card is powered by M2P Fintech along with Visa Platinum as the network partner.

According to the statement, “A significant advantage of the BFC Pay Travel Buddy card is the ability to instantly load BHD and transfer to five different currencies in the wallet at attractive exchange rates. The exchange rate lock feature allows the forex (FX) rate to be secured when converting the currency.”

BFC Pay Travel Buddy Card leverages the best of M2P’s ‘Cards Suite’ to provide consumers with instant, safe, and seamless payment choices.

Mr. Davis Parakal, General Manager of BFC Payments, stated that, “For Travel Buddy, we wanted to offer our customers a superior digital experience. Everything is done instantly through the BFC Pay mobile app, whether applying for the card, loading the money, or buying FX. We want customers to travel cash-free and give them the most cost effective solution on all their international spending, be it booking tickets online or shopping while you travel.”

“We are excited to partner with BFC Payments to offer the multicurrency travel card. M2P’s Cards Suites, which enable over 30 million payment instruments in Asia, has innovation at its heart. The versatility of prepaid travel cards is just another illustration of M2P’s ability to develop tailor-made solutions to meet the diverse requirements of consumers and maximize customer delight,” commented Ms. Vaanathi Mohanakrishnan, Business Head, MENA, M2P Fintech.

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