Dubai's ePay portal collects $1.52bn in 2013

  • Share via facebook
  • Tweet this
  • Bookmark and Share
(Photo for illustrative purposes only)

(Photo for illustrative purposes only)

Dubai Smart Government on Tuesday revealed that its ePay portal, a platform for paying fees via the internet and mobile phones, saw collections grow by 27 percent compared to the previous year.

The number of completed transactions via ePay also rose by 37 percent, a statement said.

A total of AED5.6 billion ($1.52 billion) was collected from 4,547,829 transactions through the ePay gateway which covers 25 local government and non-government entities by the end of December.

This compared to AED4.4 billion from 3,318,572 transactions in 2012.

Ahmed Bin Humaidan, director general of Dubai Smart Government, said: "These results are a clear indication of the growing pace of eTransformation in Dubai; further reflected by the growing demand on the adoption of ePay to complete government transactions.

"It also expresses the strong confidence of our customers in this highly efficient and secure solution. ePay contributes to the national economy and helps create a sustainable green environment, since it reduces traffic movement and congestion, by avoiding unnecessary visits to government counters, thereby reducing wastage of assets and enhancing the green economy of the nation.

"We have come a long way in providing our clients with cutting-edge smart government applications in various fields, specifically in financial dealing which is the most sensitive for both individual and corporate users."

The ePay portal allows both individuals and corporate users to pay online for more than 250 eServices, either through the second generation eDirham, credit cards or debit cards from five leading banks.

ePay and mPay are part of the Dubai Smart Government's initiative which aims at providing government services through innovative channels in order to ease the lives of people and businesses interacting with the Government in Dubai.

Related:
Join the Discussion

Disclaimer:The view expressed here by our readers are not necessarily shared by Arabian Business, its employees, sponsors or its advertisers.

Please post responsibly. Commenter Rules

  • No comments yet, be the first!

Enter the words above: Enter the numbers you hear:

All comments are subject to approval before appearing

Further reading

Features & Analysis
The spectacular rise and fall of Arabtec

The spectacular rise and fall of Arabtec

The ups and downs of Dubai most heavily traded stock teaches...

1
MidEast investors eye $180bn overseas spending

MidEast investors eye $180bn overseas spending

Arab institutional investors have been buying up swathes of ...

Gateway to a new era

Gateway to a new era

Could Telr be the answer to start-ups’ prayers? The new three...

Most Popular
Most Discussed