Digital Government MENA

UAE to implement first biometric authentication for e-commerce

Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank (ADIB) partnered with Visa to introduce the UAE’s first biometric authentication solution for e-commerce transactions. This solution leverages the Visa Consumer Authentication Service (VCAS) to deliver an improved customer experience and boost data security.

Dubai bank launches robo-advisory investment app

Commercial Bank of Dubai has become the first banks in the region to use robo-advisory investment solution by launching the “CBD Investr app.” Developed in partnership with InvestSuite, a leading wealthtech company based in Belgium, this innovative investment app is powered by smart algorithms that actively manage investment portfolios to deliver optimal risk-adjusted performance.

Etisalat’s eWallet customers can now avail contactless payment options at Lulu stores

To provide the UAE residents with safe, convenient and flexible payment solutions through an easy-to-use eWallet mobile app, the Digital Financial Services LLC, a joint venture of Etisalat and Dubai Islamic Bank, has partnered with Lulu Group International to enable secure and contactless payment options for eWallet customers.

Egyptian tax systems to digitally transform with AI technologies

A memorandum of understanding (MoU) between Microsoft and E-Tax, a company affiliated with Egypt’s Ministry of Finance, has been signed to drive the utilization of artificial intelligence (AI) as part of the Egyptian tax systems’ digital solutions.

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