Network International, a Dubai-based digital commerce enabler in MEA (the Middle East and Africa) region provides a robust suite of payment products and services supported by modern-day technology. It has teamed up with FreedomPay, a Philadelphia, USA-based FinTech company transforming existing payment systems and processes. The partnership will help Network International to expand its product proposition to the hospitality sector.

Andrew Key, Group Managing Director-Acquiring, Network International, commented, “We are thrilled to be supporting the UAE’s most dominant sectors at a critical scale once again. As the hospitality sector rapidly adapts to the age of customer-centric digital solutions, we aim to prepare our merchants with next-gen payments capabilities that will enable more rewarding experiences for guests while driving operational efficiencies for the merchants. The opportunities in the region’s tourism sector need to be supported with omnichannel payments to ensure customers have a seamless purchasing experience.”

Moreover, with this partnership, Network will become a preferred partner of FreedomPay in the MEA region, where Network will serve hospitality organizations with an extensive hospitality payments platform covering services that include theme parks, F&B, front desk reservation systems, and more. Hotels and retail chains will be empowered to identify consumers through their method of payment.

FreedomPay allows vendors to streamline complex payment environments. FreedomPay’s platform has been PCI Security Standards Council for Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE), Tokenization, EMV, Contactless, and DCC capabilities, and this builds a trust among the hospitality consumer base for the platform.

Chris Kronenthal, President, FreedomPay, stated, “In today’s world, merchants are expected to provide a fully secured, omnichannel commerce experience that is personalized to each consumer. Global businesses continue to choose FreedomPay as their trusted commerce technology partner and we’re excited to bring our award-winning platform to the UAE and MEA region through Network International. The exciting partnership will open doors for thousands of merchants across hospitality, retail, and F&B, giving them access to FreedomPay’s global network of commerce connectivity.”

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