Tunisian Post signs partnership agreement with Mastercard
12/10/2022 18:28, TUNIS/Tunisia

(TAP) – The Tunisian Post and multinational financial services corporation Mastercard signed a partnership agreement aimed at launching innovative digital solutions.

The agreement signed in Tunis aims to promote greater financial inclusion in the country through the launch of new technologies and new products to make citizens' daily transactions simple, transparent and secure, the post said in a statement Wednesday.

Under this agreement, the Post Office and Mastercard will work to develop the ecosystem of e-commerce in Tunisia through the platform Mastercard Payment Gateway Services, launched in 2020.

This platform already allows the affiliation of several companies in different areas such as airlines and shipping companies to accept electronic payment through national and international cards, added the same source.

Chairman and CEO of the Tunisian Post, Sami Mekki said at the signing ceremony this partnership will certainly "further strengthen the strategy of developing new innovative digital services based on the latest technologies and business models, tailored to customers' needs and requirements.»

Regional Director North West Africa at Mastercard, Bassem Gharsalli said his institution intends to develop new digital solutions, services and products to promote financial inclusion and accelerate the digital transformation throughout Tunisia.

Since 2016, the two institutions have launched a range of payment cards tailored to the needs of different segments.

These include the "e-dinar Smart" card, a programme for all Tunisians; the "e-dinar Pro" card for merchants and professionals; the "e-dinar Jeune" card for students; the Social Card for beneficiaries of the national social assistance programme for needy families and the "Jirayati" card, for retirees to receive their pensions.

The two partners have also issued cards for the benefit of clients of micro-credit institutions.

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