QNB launches WeChat Pay to retailers in Qatar

to serve Chinese visitors

QNB, the largest financial institution in Middle East and Africa, has launched WeChat Pay, the premier mobile payment solution in China, to retailers in Qatar, affirming its keenness to support retail sector clients wishing to attract Chinese customers. WeChat Pay Qatar

Used by more than 1.2 billion monthly worldwide, the WeChat Pay mobile payment solution constitutes an additional powerful tool for retailers wishing to attract – and win the loyalty of – Chinese consumers travelling abroad.

The new partnership enables QNB’s merchant network in Qatar to cater to the Chinese customers by giving them the opportunity to make use of WeChat Pay as a safe and secure payment option and to go cashless.

With WeChat Pay, QNB is pursuing its policy of offering innovative payment acceptance options on the market targeting the international customers of its retail sector clients. The latest offering by QNB will also provide more benefit for local retailers targeting the travel and tourism industry.

QNB Group’s presence through its subsidiaries and associate companies extends to more than 31 countries across three continents providing a comprehensive range of advanced products and services. The total number of employees is more than 28,000 operating through 1,000 locations, with an ATM network of more than 4,600 machines. WeChat Pay Qatar

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Earlie this month, QNB has launched the exclusive special edition Visa prepaid card with a unique design to celebrate the upcoming FIFA World Cup 2022™.

The QNB Visa prepaid card, available to residents of the State of Qatar, can be used in-store in Qatar and around the world where Visa is accepted. Transactions using this special card include contactless payments as well as eCommerce purchases.

The QNB Visa prepaid card features 3D Secure authentication protocol and chip & PIN encryption technology. Cardholders can enable transaction notifications and check balances electronically to monitor and control their everyday spending.

Additionally, one of the top features of the card is that it is safer and more convenient than carrying cash without the need to worry about interest payments. It is not linked to a salary account and can be used only up to the loaded amount, providing a very secure way of payment wherever the customer is. Cards can be easily reloaded through QNB Internet or Mobile Banking or directly at the branch and ATMs. Added benefits include 24/7 balance inquiry accessibility with around the clock customer call center support and card fraud monitoring. WeChat Pay Qatar

Commenting on the launch of this, Ms. Heba Al-Tamimi, General Manager – Group Retail Division said, “Being the Official Middle East and Africa Supporter of the FIFA World Cup 2022™, we are very proud to be the first bank in Qatar to launch the exclusive FIFA World Cup 2022™ Prepaid Card. Our prepaid cards continue to lead the local and regional benchmarks in providing a secured, safer and more convenient way of paying. The growth of our prepaid cards have been very impressive over the years and we have always been the leader in launching various special edition products including the Qatar National Day prepaid cards, fulfilling our customers’ financial needs.”

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