Dubai – MENA Herald: Dubai based National Pay, in collaboration with Tuxedo Money Solutions, has partnered with Noor Bank to offer the world’s first instantly issued and activated prepaid cards, to the UAE public following a successful industry launch earlier this year.

The MasterCard branded prepaid DubaiCard will be initially available to residents to Dubai from self-service Smart Issuance Kiosks operated by National Pay, located in over 200 convenient locations across shopping malls, public transport locations, government departments and offices across Dubai.

Funds are loaded on to the DubaiCard whilst it is simultaneously personalised and activated – all from the kiosk. The cards are dispensed from the Smart Issuance Kiosk within minutes for instant use in over 37 million locations and 2.1 million ATM’s worldwide where MasterCard is accepted.

National Pay’s Managing Director, Dr. Anas Barbouti, commented: “We are delighted to bring DubaiCard to UAE residents and visitors with Noor Bank, and are honoured to benefit from their success and vision for the UAE prepaid market.”

Ehsaan Ahmed, Head of GTS and Corporate Strategy, Noor Bank, said: “The DubaiCard will be the world’s first and Noor Bank’s partnership with National Pay and Tuxedo Money Solutions underlines our commitment to be at the forefront of innovative transaction banking services. It is fitting that in this, the UAE Year of Innovation, Noor Bank once again ‘Gets It Done’ by pioneering a new banking solution  that offers people a useful, convenient and safe alternative to good old fashioned cash.”

DubaiCard and Smart Issuance Kiosks will be showcased at GITEX Technology Week 2015, one of the world’s most influential tech events, that is underway at the Dubai World Trade Centre from 18-22 October.

Eugene Eckard, Regional Director Middle East, Tuxedo Money Solutions, said: “Tuxedo have been working in partnership with National Pay for the last year on this truly ground breaking programme. We believe that Smart Issuance technology will revolutionise prepaid card issuance in collaboration with innovative banking partners such as Noor Bank.”

Since its launch in 2008, Noor Bank has gained a reputation for offering creative, innovative and client-focused banking products and services.

For more information on DubaiCard and the Smart Issuance Kiosks visit www.dubaicard.com and www.nationalpay.com or contact 04 276 5713.  For more information on Noor Bank, please visit www.noorbank.com or contact 800 6667.

Visit National Pay at Stand C4-3, Hall 4 or Noor Bank at SR-I15, Sheikh Rashid Hall, at Dubai World Trade Centre during GITEX 2015.