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Ahlibank launches contactless card

Qatar’s Ahlibank has launched contactless credit card with MasterCard, a first in the country initiative according to the bank. Ahlibank’s contactless Titanium MasterCard credit card can be used for low value purchases of QR 100 or less with just a tap, eliminating the need to sign or enter a PIN code. The bank said the feature will provide customers with a faster and secure way to pay at point of sale terminals at retailers displaying the contactless logo. Ahlibank deputy CEO- retail banking Andrew McKechnie said the contactless credit cards have been designed to make payments for goods and services QR100 or less, fast, safe and convenient for our customers, who just have to tap and go wherever they see the contactless logo at a retailer. He said Qatar, with its technology savvy customer base and forthcoming public transport initiatives such as Doha metro, is well positioned to see rapid adoption. He said over 300 POS terminals are in operation in Qatar and are available at retailers in all the main shopping malls.

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