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Ooredoo Qatar, Mastercard, and Qatar National Bank (QNB) announced the launch of the Ooredoo Money Virtual Prepaid Card and Contactless Tap & Go Mastercard cards in Qatar.

In line with the Qatar National Vision 2030, Ooredoo is committed to further driving the digitalization of the economy in the country and ensuring the rollout of the latest in digital payment solutions, providing consumers with quick, easy and convenient options to perform transactions.

Sheikh Nasser Bin Hamad Al Thani, Chief Commercial Officer at Ooredoo, said: “We’re delighted to be partnering with Mastercard and QNB to launch these exciting products, which is another milestone for us on the journey towards complete digitalization. This partnership is further testament to our commitment to providing consumers with convenient, safe, and secure high-quality financial services.”

Taking this into account, consumers will be able to apply for the Mastercard Virtual Prepaid Card directly using the Ooredoo Money app. The new product enables immediate issuance of digital cards and allows users to perform safe and secure online payments.

Heba Al –Tamimi, General Manager, QNB Group Retail Banking, said: “This is yet another proof that QNB is at the forefront of technology, and leads the region and the market with innovative solutions. This partnership demonstrates our successful work with partners from other industries to deliver innovative digital financial services to provide the community with convenient, safe, and fast payment services.”

Through this partnership, Ooredoo Money will also be issuing Mastercard’s Contactless Tap & Go physical cards, enabling contactless and frictionless payments using secure Near Field Technology (NFC) while shopping anywhere in the world. From Ooredoo Money shops, users will be able to issue Contactless Tap & Go physical cards in the coming weeks.

Nadia Ghissassi, Country Manager – Qatar, Oman, Kuwait, and Iraq at Mastercard said: “We are delighted to extend our longstanding partnership with Ooredoo and QNB. We are committed to delivering innovative solutions and drive such strategic partnerships, that will further accelerate the shift towards a digital economy in Qatar. We will continue to leverage our expertise to introduce products with our consumers’ evolving needs at the heart of the design process, offering them safer, faster, and convenient ways to pay.”

In 2018, Ooredoo and Mastercard also launched Masterpass, an innovative digital payment service that offers Ooredoo customers a simple, safe and secure solution to pay for all pre-paid and post-paid services.

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