Egypt’s central bank approves contactless payments through mobile phones

Stock Markets32 minutes ago (Sep 26, 2021 12:25PM ET)

(C) Reuters.

CAIRO (Reuters) – Egypt’s central bank has approved the granting of licences to allow merchants to accept contactless payments from their customers’ mobile phones, it said on Sunday.

It did not say how soon the new system would be in place or who would be eligible to receive the licences.

New legislation and regulatory changes in Egypt, the Arab world’s most populous country, are helping to unleash a surge in new fintech investments and change the way the country’s largely unbanked citizens do business.

Egypt’s central bank approves contactless payments through mobile phones

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