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UnionPay Partners with Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank to Enable Contactless Payment on 15,000 Terminals throughout UAE

UnionPay International (UPI) has partnered with Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB), one of the United Arab Emirates’ largest banks, to enable UnionPay card and contactless payment transactions on the bank’s 15,000 near field communications (NFC) terminals in the UAE. Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank Contactless Payment 

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As a safer payment method during the COVID-19 pandemic, UnionPay International has been pushing for contactless and online payments solutions in the region and throughout the whole world as part of its efforts to protect consumers at the checkout.

All of the bank’s point of sale (POS) terminals have been enabled to provide a contactless payment service. The bank’s 15,000 NFC terminals are spread across many industries and service types including: hospitals, hotels, government, supermarkets and everything in between. The payment services available include UnionPay contactless payment through UnionPay chip cards and Mobile QuickPass payment interfaces such as Apple Pay, Huawei Pay. Also, the limit for contactless payment has been increased to AED500 to encourage wider use during this time.

Developments like these, to increase the ease and accessibility of online and contactless payments, are some of the primary methods with which UnionPay International has been tackling virus infection at the checkout around the world.

On the other hand, UnionPay International continues extending more convenience and benefits to the local partners. To help ease the financial pressure of the merchants impacted by the pandemic situation, UnionPay has implemented policies to increase the chargeback window for local merchant that will give more flexibility. Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank Contactless Payment 


UnionPay payment now accepted at Coles Group stores Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank Contactless Payment 

Coles values the diversity of its customers and is excited to announce a new partnership with UnionPay International.
This will offer Coles customers the choice to pay with UnionPay payment in-store at any Coles supermarket, Coles Express, Liquorland, Vintage Cellars and First Choice Liquor Market.UnionPay is the world’s leading bankcard scheme. It is the most popular payment choice for international visitors, students and international residents in Australia, with over 8.4 billion cards issued around the world. There are billions of UnionPay transactions in Australia every year and a growing demand for UnionPay contactless payments.

Coles Chief Executive Officer Emerging Businesses, George Saoud, said introducing UnionPay would provide another payment choice for Coles’ international customers.

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