Digital Government MENA

UAE payments now possible via WhatsApp

A first-of-its-kind solution opens up in the UAE where merchants can simply provide their WhatsApp-enabled numbers to customers, allowing an easy, convenient, and secure payment process.

UAE jumps to 5th place in ITU's 2020 Global Cybersecurity Index

UAE’s aggressive digital strategies and policies has put the country in the fifth position in the Global Cybersecurity Index (GCI) 2020, released by the International Telecommunication Union (ITU), the United Nations specialised agency for information and communication technologies.

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.

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