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Dubai Smart Government signs deal for smart payments

New service from Quisk Middle East will enable mobile payments for government services

The Quisk technology will allow users to pay for government transactions direct from their bank accounts using a mobile phone.
The Quisk technology will allow users to pay for government transactions direct from their bank accounts using a mobile phone.

Dubai Smart Government (DSG) has signed a new deal to enable smart payments via mobile phones.

DSG has announced a strategic partnership with Quisk Middle East, to provide a payment service which will allow users to pay by direct debit from personal bank accounts using their mobile numbers and a PIN code.

The service is intended for individual and corporate retail customers and will be available to customers of banks that have also signed up for the service. The service will be enabled to include payment for government sector transactions in the near future.

This smart channel enables customers to complete instant payments without the need to provide bank details or use credit cards, cheques or cash. Customers can now create pre-payment accounts to be topped up with amounts at the customer's discretion to benefit from this smart payment service by accessing these accounts through the customer's mobile number and PIN code.

Commenting on this agreement, HE Wesam Al Abbas Lootah, DSG CEO, said: "This strategic partnership with Dubai-based Quisk Middle East FZ-LLC comes as a practical translation of DSG's strategy, which includes joint co-operation with both the government and private sectors to fulfill the innovative vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to cross the future with determination, because HH Sheikh Mohammed believes that a creative, innovative government is an interactive government with close services to customers with the aim of easing their lives and bringing happiness to them. The contact comes also in implementation of the directives of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, to speed up smart transformation towards Dubai becoming the smartest city in the world.

"DSG is working as per a clear strategy under the umbrella of Smart Dubai Initiative and is aimed in its entirety at making customers happy and increasing their trust, raising time and cost savings and achieving economic prosperity and social progress for citizens, residents, businesses and visitors by easing the procedures of their transactions round the clock," he added.

Ziad Al Shobaki, managing director of Quisk Middle East FZ-LLC, said: "We look at the strategic partnership with DSG as a significant agreement for our company for exchanging expertise and best practices and enhance the channels of communication with DSG with the aim of supporting the achievement of its strategic objectives. On our part, we will spare no effort to provide an excellent service to the public based on our belief in the important role of the private sector in effectively contributing to implementing the plans for Dubai to become a leading and distinctive city that contributes to building the knowledge-based community and provides innovative smart services for all the segments of society with the aim of providing the ingredients for Dubai to successfully become the smartest city in the world."