Dubai, 07 December 2020: Emirates NBD, a leading banking group in the MENAT (Middle East, North Africa and Turkey) region today announced that its Mobile Banking App is now available on the HUAWEI AppGallery, providing customers with added choice and flexibility. The partnership with Huawei places Emirates NBD’s Mobile Banking App on the world’s third-largest app store that has over 500 million monthly active users.
Emirates NBD Mobile Banking offers safe and secure on-the-go banking convenience allowing users to carry out their daily banking transactions or apply for new products easily. New customers can open accounts instantly by simply scanning in their identification documents. Existing users can carry out a variety of transactions such as sending money to friends and family using DirectRemit or mePay services, make bill payments to over 30 utility and other providers, update contact details, block lost cards, request for statements and cheque books or apply for a new loan or credit card. The Smart Pass soft token generator within the app enables customers to authorize digital transactions using high encryption standards, offering strong two-factor authentication as an added layer of protection.
These features are further reinforced by the HUAWEI AppGallery, which provides a safe platform for finance apps through its full-cycle security and protection system. This ensures developers are verified and all apps in the marketplace are secure and maintain the data privacy of users.
Suvo Sarkar, Senior Executive Vice President Retail Banking & Wealth Management at Emirates NBD said: “We are pleased to partner with Huawei to make available our Mobile Banking App in the AppGallery. With customers becoming increasingly digital and mobile first, this will enable all our customers to easily access our state-of-the-art mobile banking services to carry out their daily banking requirements conveniently and in a secure manner.”
Lu Geng, Vice President, Middle East and Africa Global Partnerships & Eco-Development, Huawei Middle East said: “Huawei is proud to announce that Emirates NBD - ranked as the UAE’s top banking brand - has become the latest financial institution to become part of our growing Huawei Mobile Services (HMS) ecosystem. The addition of Emirates NBD highlights the rapid growth of our portfolio of banking and financial apps now available on the HUAWEI AppGallery. This has been made possible by our commitment to establishing a safe and secure platform that gives businesses and consumers the confidence they need to take advantage of the convenience that mobile banking delivers.”
Huawei works closely with local partners in the banking and finance sector across a wide range of areas during the development of an app from distribution, operation to data analytics and marketing. This focus on supporting high-quality, innovative apps that meet the needs of local users, while also offering popular global applications has enabled the HUAWEI AppGallery to quickly become a top three global app marketplace.
The HUAWEI AppGallery is available in over 170 countries and regions in the world. In addition, over 2 million global developers have joined the Huawei Mobile Services ecosystem with more than 96,000 applications already integrated with HMS Core worldwide, offering users even more unique experiences. The cumulative app distribution in the first 9 months of 2020 exceeded 294 billion.
About Emirates NBD
Emirates NBD (DFM: Emirates NBD) is a leading Banking Group in the MENAT region. As at 30th September 2020, total assets were AED 692 Billion, (equivalent to approx. USD 188 Billion). The acquisition of DenizBank represents a significant milestone for Emirates NBD with the Bank expanding its presence to 13 countries, servicing over 14 million customers. The Bank is ranked among the top 20 in the Forbes’ list of the World’s Best Regarded Companies, securing a leading spot among global brands.
The Bank has a significant retail banking franchise in the UAE and is a key participant in the global digital banking industry with 94% of all financial transactions and requests conducted outside of its branches. The Bank announced the creation of E20., a digital business bank for entrepreneurs and SMEs while Liv., the lifestyle digital bank for millennials continued to be the fastest growing retail proposition in the UAE. Emirates NBD was named “UAE’s Best Bank” in 2020 for a fifth consecutive year by Euromoney. In addition, Emirates NBD received the “Excellence in Leadership in the Middle East” award, introduced this year in light of the Covid-19 impact, as a recognition of its efforts in responding to the Covid-19 crisis.
The Bank has operations in the UAE, Egypt, India, Turkey, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Singapore, the United Kingdom, Austria, Germany, Russia and Bahrain and representative offices in China and Indonesia with a total of 925 branches and 4,115 ATMs / SDMs. The Bank has a large social media following, being the only bank in the Middle East ranked among the top 20 in the ‘Power 100 Social Media Rankings’, compiled by The Financial Brand for 2019. Emirates NBD is a major player in the UAE corporate segment and has strong Islamic banking, investment banking, private banking, asset management, global markets & treasury and brokerage operations.
Emirates NBD is an active participant and supporter of the UAE’s main development and community initiatives, in close alignment with the UAE government’s strategies, including financial literacy and advocacy for inclusion of People with Disabilities under its #TogetherLimitless platform. The Bank is recognised for the pioneering efforts in employee volunteering and corporate social responsibility by IMPACT2030, the corporate volunteering arm of the United Nations. Emirates NBD Group is a Premier Partner and the Official Banking Partner for Expo 2020 Dubai.
About Huawei Consumer BG
Huawei's products and services are available in more than 170 countries and are used by a third of the world's population. Fifteen R&D centres have been set up in the United States, Germany, Sweden, Russia, India and China. Huawei Consumer BG is one of Huawei's three business units and covers smartphones, PC and tablets, wearables and cloud services, etc. Huawei's global network is built on over 30 years of expertise in the telecom industry and is dedicated to delivering the latest technological advances to consumers around the world.
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