ADSSSA launches new government payment service
ADPay will create a single payment platform for all Abu Dhabi government services
Abu Dhabi has announced a new digital payment service for government services.
The ‘Abu Dhabi Government Digital Payment platform' (ADPay) has been launched in collaboration between the Abu Dhabi Smart Solutions and Services Authority (ADSSSA) and First Abu Dhabi Bank.
The system will include a unified access and verification system and will allow users to pay for several government services at once. Customers can transfer money to the payment system or use credit or debit cards.
The platform aims to consolidate payment interfaces across all government entities, to simplify processes for the government.
HE Dr Rauda Al Saadi, Director General of ADSSSA, said: "We keep abreast of the global and regional digital technologies worldwide as per the directives of our wise leaders. We are confident that Abu Dhabi will soon be one of the best smart cities in the world, and we aim to help make this happen by providing state-of-the-art government serves to our citizens and residents. By harnessing the power of technologies, we are enhancing the local economic environment and helping improve the quality of life of our people. We will support all efforts to bring happiness, success, prosperity and protection to the public."
HE added: "ADPay supports the emirate's smart transformation efforts, providing our customers with enhanced experience and ensuring higher efficiency in government performance. The Authority works in collaboration with government and private sector entities to develop Abu Dhabi's digital infrastructure."
Hana Al Rostamani, Group Head of the Personal Banking Group, said: "Through our collaboration with ADSSA, we are in effect contributing to the realization of the objectives of Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030, which pushes for a digital transformation and a cashless economy. Given our extensive experience in the payments industry, ADPay will enable government entities to receive payments in an easy, unified and secure manner. To achieve this, we will build a state-of-the-art integrated payment solution in line with the international standards. We are proud to be part of the government's transformation journey and we will strive to meet its requirements in every possible manner."
She added: "The move demonstrates FAB's commitment to create strategic partnerships to provide value to our clients and offer innovative solutions to enable them to grow stronger."