Qatar National Bank (QNB) has won the Best Mobile Services “mServices” award during the QITCOM Awards 2012, in recognition of its pioneering role in promoting mobile payment services in the country and the region.
A prime example of QNB’s leadership in the category is the recent launch of one of the MENA region’s most advanced integrated contactless payment systems, QNB MasterCard PayPass which was launched by QNB in partnership with Qtel and MasterCard.
The service which connects the customer’s NFC-enabled mobile phone to their credit card account allows them to pay for transactions by just tapping their phones at a compatible point of sale terminal without the need to hand their credit cards to the cashier. This is the first time such a service has been available in Qatar on a SIM card and is also the first time in the MENA region that it has been made available with a NFC contactless PayPass tag in the form of a sticker which can be affixed to non-NFC compatible phones.
In addition to the PayPass solution, QNB has also continued its leadership in the mobile banking services arena by further extending functionality of its eazymobile solution, which was the recipient of the eServices award at the 1st QITCOM exhibition in 2011. QNB recently launched the Android version of the application, further enhancing access and ease of mobile banking to a larger number of customers. It adds to the existing functionality available to Blackberry and iPhone or iPad users.
eazymobile makes mobile banking as convenient as internet banking. It offers rich content with account and card information, settlement and balances, money transfer to anywhere in the world and utility bill payment and top-ups with real-time bill updates. It is part of the eazylife suite of e-banking services that helps customers manage their finances more efficiently using the Internet, the mobile phone or ATM.
The Awards were held on the sidelines of the QITCOM conference and exhibition, the country’s leading ICT conference and exhibition, which is organized by ictQatar. The awards recognize companies and organizations that have contributed to the growth of the technology through innovations Locally, Regionally and Globally. ictQatar envisions that these awards will be a globally recognized benchmark that ICT innovators from around the world, would aspire to win.
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