These cards provide OPay customers with a whole set of services that meet their financial and payment needs.
Mahmoud khedr, Director of business development and strategic partnerships for Egypt and North Africa at OPay, said “We are pleased with our cooperation with the Egyptian Cards Company to issue our prepaid cards. The new cards will provide additional paying options that will greatly contribute in our efforts to provide the best non-banking services to our customers through a smooth and easy payment system represented in the prepaid cards.”
Khedr added that the prepaid cards “allow our customers to use the cards in paying and purchasing, and meets their financial needs wherever they are.”
He emphasized that this cooperation comes to reinforce efforts to achieve financial inclusion in Egypt, and deemed it a practical application of the strategy of Egypt’s National Payments Council.
In this respect, Khedr, raised the Presidential initiative for economic reform and the initiatives of The Central Bank of Egypt, which contributed in attracting foreign investors to the Egyptian market especially in the payments and collections and fintech sectors in Egypt.
He also commended the role of The Central Bank’s decisions that “guaranteed an atmosphere of competitiveness, that broadly benefits Egyptian citizens by providing them with the best financial solutions that fit all segments of the society.”
Hesham Ezz El-Din, Digital and Cards Business line director at OPay Egypt, said: “We are working hard to reinforce our presence in the Egyptian local market and offering new electronic payments and collections solutions, as well as supporting our customers through an inclusive system that helps in pushing digital transformation forward and supports financial inclusion.”
These steps, Ezz El-Din said “help us arrive at a non-cash society in light of the strategy of The Central Bank of Egypt and the directive of the Egyptian state within the 2030 digital vision.”
Ezz El-Din said that OPay’s prepaid cards will be connected with OPay’s mobile app, in order to guarantee that the service Meets the needs of the customers.
Connecting the card with the app will allow customers to request the issuance or cancellation of the prepaid card.
Ezz El-Din reiterated that the move also comes as a part of the company’s concerted efforts to expand its branches all over the country.
“OPay seeks to offer the best electronic services in the Egyptian market, while maintaining the highest levels of safety and security for its customers,” Ezz El-Din said.
OPay signed a joint cooperation protocol with the Egyptian Cards Company last year to facilitate issuing banking cards.