Emirates Islamic, a leading Islamic financial institution in the UAE, has entered into a long term strategic partnership with Mastercard offering credit cards to the Bank’s corporate clients, helping them to meet their travel, entertainment and business to business payment needs.

Developed in partnership with Mastercard on the back of a long-term, strategic partnership, the corporate cards will address the growing need among UAE businesses for a customised, flexible and secure digital payment solution to manage employees’ expenses.

The new offering builds on Emirates Islamic’s market leadership in the credit card segment while strengthening its proposals to large and medium-sized businesses in the UAE by enhancing and simplifying their digital payments.

Farid Al Mulla, Deputy Head of Consumer Banking and Wealth Management, Emirates Islamic said:

“We are delighted to bring to market a range of Shari’a-compliant corporate cards, in partnership with Mastercard, which will significantly enhance our value proposition to UAE businesses. The cards deliver a secure and flexible digital payment solution for our clients’ purchasing needs helping them to enhance cashflow while streamlining the way they manage and report business expenses.

“More than ever before, businesses are looking for innovative ways to make their business and government payments in a way that enhance their cashflow, while improving their purchasing process efficiencies. As a customer-centric bank, we are focused on addressing the needs of our customers, and continually looking at the opportunities that will positively impact their financial well-being.

This partnership with Mastercard will serve us well to do that, as we harness the possibilities that the Mastercard exclusive virtual payment platform and other commercial products bring to our business banking customers for an unbeatable Islamic banking experience.”

Emirates Islamic’s new range of corporate credit cards will include travel and entertainment cards, cards made for corporate purchases and virtual cards with comprehensive reporting capabilities to enable businesses with better access to credit as well as support in managing cash flow.

The cards will offer the bank’s corporate clients better control and visibility over employees’ expenses via a centralised transaction and expense monitoring and management system. Businesses will be able to set spending limits, alerts and controls on employee spending and receive consolidated statements per units or corporate entity, for easier management.

In addition, the cards will enable businesses to offer their senior executives enhanced benefits such as airport lounge access.

Source Pakistan Observer