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American Express launches contactless cards in the Middle East

Contactless payment cards will be rolled out across all MENA markets, says American Express

American Express launches contactless cards in the Middle East

American Express Middle East has announced the introduction of contactless payment technology across cards issued starting this month.

Contactless payment cards will be rolled out across all MENA markets, the company said in a statement.

Hamad Hassani, head of Consumer Cards for American Express Middle East for American Express Middle East, said: “The introduction of contactless card payment is just another example of how American Express Middle East is providing its powerful backing to our cardmembers, using innovation and technology to provide the best possible service.

"Our new contactless cards will simply make the process of purchasing goods and paying for services that much easier, and of course quicker.

"As customers today look for the ideal shopping experience, we are giving them greater freedom with speed, simplicity and flexibility.”

American Express began operations in the MENA region in 1959 and set up its first office in Bahrain in 1977. In 1992, AEME was established in Bahrain as a joint venture company owned by American Express and Mawarid Investment Limited.

Today, American Express Middle East employs more than 500 employees, covering its consumer card, corporate payments and merchant businesses across the region.

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