Qatar’s QNB unveils Visa Virtual Prepaid Card for FIFA World Cup

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Qatar-based largest financial institution, QNB Group has launched a brand-new Visa virtual prepaid card for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, marking the first card of its kind aimed at providing residents and visitors an easy, rewarding, and safe payment experience during the tournament.

This comes as an addition to the bank’s wide selection of digital products and services focused on providing FIFA World Cup fans and visitors with an easy, convenient, and widely accepted digital payment method.

Further, the launch of the new Visa virtual prepaid card is part of the Group’s efforts to work towards cashless payments. QNB Group is the Official Middle East and Africa Supporter of the FIFA World Cup 2022 and currently ranks as the most valuable bank brand in the Middle East and Africa (MEA).

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Adel Ali Al-Malki
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Group Retail Banking Division

“We are very proud to be the first bank in Qatar to launch a fully digitized card and continue to be the regional leader in implementing the latest, cutting-edge payment technology with the highest security standards. We are pleased to have worked with our strategic partner, Visa to bring about this latest payment product in time for the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022, aiming to further accelerate the cashless agenda.”

Users will have to download the QNB Mobile App and submit an automated application using a few simple steps. After verification, cards will be issued instantly and free of charge, and customers will be able to load them using any of their cards safely during the exclusivity period.

Visa Country Manager for Qatar Mr. Sudheer Nair said that, “We are proud to partner with QNB to bring football fans this innovative Visa virtual prepaid card, which is a great way to offer both residents and tourists an easier, more secure way to pay both at the stadiums and anywhere Visa is accepted so that they, along with merchants, can enjoy the benefits of digital payments.”

“We are delighted to bring this new payment solution and support QNB’s efforts to promote digital commerce in the country during FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022 and beyond,” Mr. Nair added.

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