UAE’s e& partners with Mastercard to enhance user experience in business operations

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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e&, Abu Dhabi-based multinational technology and investment firm, has entered into a strategic partnership with Mastercard that will see consumers and businesses in 16 markets across the Middle East, Asia and Africa benefit from a variety of new technologies and user-friendly experiences powered by Mastercard’s capabilities when using digital financial services provided by e& operating companies.

These experiences include providing consumers with innovative alternatives to how they choose to pay for a variety of lifestyle activities. Consumers will also benefit from exciting, personalized offerings and opportunities to engage with multiple brands.

Mastercard will support e& as it expands its financial services ecosystem across its footprint by integrating digital payment services and tools into people’s day-to-day lives. The collaboration will enhance the consumer user-experience journey and encourage greater agility and flexibility in business operations.

The benefits will impact consumers whether they are making purchases in-store or online. They will also be able to send and receive money internationally between people and businesses through a simple, safe and convenient remittance payment option.

Mikhail Gerchuk_e&_Mastercard partnership
Mikhail Gerchuk
e& International

“Consumers’ payment behaviors and spending habits have changed dramatically over the last few years, and it is imperative that we stay innovative to create solutions that enhance their digital journey. Our strong presence in 16 countries across the Middle East, Asia and Africa, provides multiple opportunities to scale synergies, explore growth opportunities and identify new possibilities to work in collaboration with strategic partners. Through our partnership with Mastercard, we will ramp up our efforts to bring financial offerings that consumers most need in the digital age.”

Ms. Amnah Ajmal, Executive Vice President, Market Development, EEMEA, at Mastercard, said that “We are delighted to partner with e& during its transformation journey by delivering the technology and expertise that can take consumer engagement to a completely new level. This collaboration further strengthens Mastercard’s position as a trusted partner for ambitious businesses who want to expand customer choice and access.”

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