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Case study – and Standard Chartered Join Forces to Revolutionise Payment Services in the UAE and Middle East case study hero banner image

30 Jan 2024

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A dynamic collaboration pioneering the future of digital commerce

Standard Chartered entered a strategic partnership with, a global payments service provider as their cash management bank to bring improved operational and performance to’s merchants in the Middle East and North Africa region.

The partnership leverages state-of-the-art technology to seamlessly integrate payment systems and deliver an infrastructure that will power as it enters its next phase of growth across the Middle East. This will deliver an unrivalled client experience, bringing comprehensive multi-currency coverage, extended funding cut-off times, advanced liquidity management within a complex account structure, foreign exchange execution, transparent pricing models, and automated settlements integrated with clearing schemes. case study hero banner image

Wolfgang Bardorf, Group Treasurer of, said: “This partnership marks a sustained investment by to streamline the operational complexity in the region and bring increased performance and flexibility that benefit our merchants. As the first global payments provider to be granted an acquiring licence in the UAE, we are pleased to partner with a trusted financial organisation such as Standard Chartered.”

Motasim Hasan Iqbal, Head Transaction Banking Sales, Africa Middle East, Standard Chartered, added: “We are thrilled to extend the reach of in the UAE and across the wider region. This partnership signifies our commitment to shaping the future of commerce, where innovation and trust converge to redefine the payments industry across the region.”

The dynamic collaboration deploys a sophisticated framework, combining multiple currency accounts and proprietary treasury funding with extended funding times and cross-border direct debits. Moreover, it grants access to direct clearing via Standard Chartered’s network, facilitating faster high-value payments by leveraging the bank’s regional market access.

The partnership between Standard Chartered and represents a significant milestone in advancing payment services in the UAE and the Middle East. Both organisations share a commitment to innovation and excellence, and together, they are poised to lead the transformation of digital commerce and redefine the payments landscape across the region.