Doha, 9 December 2021 – QNB, the largest financial institution in the Middle East and Africa, and the Official Middle East and Africa Supporter of the FIFA World Cup 2022™ has launched the exclusive special edition Visa prepaid card with a unique design to celebrate the upcoming FIFA World Cup 2022™.
The QNB Visa prepaid card, available to residents of the State of Qatar, can be used in-store in Qatar and around the world where Visa is accepted. Transactions using this special card include contactless payments as well as eCommerce purchases.
The QNB Visa prepaid card features 3D Secure authentication protocol and chip & PIN encryption technology. Cardholders can enable transaction notifications and check balances electronically to monitor and control their everyday spending.
Additionally, one of the top features of the card is that it is safer and more convenient than carrying cash without the need to worry about interest payments. It is not linked to a salary account and can be used only up to the loaded amount, providing a very secure way of payment wherever the customer is. Cards can be easily reloaded through QNB Internet or Mobile Banking or directly at the branch and ATMs. Added benefits include 24/7 balance inquiry accessibility with around the clock customer call center support and card fraud monitoring.
Commenting on the launch of this, Ms. Heba Al-Tamimi, General Manager - Group Retail Division said, “Being the Official Middle East and Africa Supporter of the FIFA World Cup 2022™, we are very proud to be the first bank in Qatar to launch the exclusive FIFA World Cup 2022™ Prepaid Card. Our prepaid cards continue to lead the local and regional benchmarks in providing a secured, safer and more convenient way of paying. The growth of our prepaid cards have been very impressive over the years and we have always been the leader in launching various special edition products including the Qatar National Day prepaid cards, fulfilling our customers’ financial needs.”
‘’As the Official Payment Service Partner of the FIFA World Cup Qatar 2022™, Visa will be celebrating the spirit of football in Qatar and is looking forward to providing fans from Qatar and the rest of the world access to the digital economy and all its benefits,” said Sudheer Nair, Visa’s Country Manager for Qatar. “As we countdown to next year’s event, Visa is delighted to partner with QNB to bring this unique FIFA™ themed Visa prepaid card to Qatar football fans who will be able to enjoy the once in a lifetime experience of the World Cup with the peace of mind of secure and convenient digital payments.”
QNB Group, currently ranked as the most valuable bank brand in the Middle East and Africa, is proud to be the Official Middle East and Africa Supporter of the FIFA World Cup 2022™.
Through its subsidiaries and associate companies, the Group extends to more than 31 countries across three continents providing a comprehensive range of advanced products and services. The total number of employees is 28,000 serving approximately 20 million customers operating through 1,000 locations, with an ATM network of more than 4,600 machines.