Arab Financial Services (AFS) - a leading provider of digital payments outsourcing services in the Middle East and Africa (MENA) region has inked a partnership deal with PaySky Solutions, the digital financial services ecosystem enabler, to develop AFS Pay, Bahrain’s first complete payments acceptance mechanism for businesses through an application which will help convert merchant’s smartphone into a payment platform.
Notably, the novel AFS Pay application is a game-changer in digital merchants' payment acceptance solution that will empower AFS’s wide network of merchants with virtual point of sale (POS) terminals.
In addition to above, the application also allows businesses to easily and affordably accept electronic payment options both online and in-person through any Android smartphone or tablet, removing the need to invest in any physical device.
Along with the ability to scan a credit card in-store, AFS Pay also facilitates remote payment options for home deliveries by providing payment links that may be shared through social media like Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, E-mail, and SMS.
Additionally, merchants will also benefit from transparency on transactions through a simplified and easy-to-navigate application dashboard interface.
According to Samer Soliman, CEO, AFS, “the introduction of AFS Pay will help the company gain its vision of offering a completely digital payment solution across the MENA region. The alliance with PaySky that uses advanced technology to provide digital payment platforms to strengthen various payments value chain shareholders will prove to be extremely beneficial for the company in coming times.”
Controlled by the Central Bank of Bahrain, AFS comprises of many end-to-end payment technology and solutions. This includes merchant acquiring, card processing, FinTech, and a range of value-added services.
The Bahrain-based entity’s growing dedication to innovation has positioned it as a market force offering a wide portfolio of payment services including well-known digital mobile wallets like- Bahrain’s bwallet, eFloos in Oman, Al Rateb- a leading digital payroll technology in Bahrain, global Contact Centers, Merchant Acquiring Services, among various others.