Mastercard has partnered with Bahrain’s fintech and payment service provider Eazy Financial Services (EazyPay) that will now be powered by Mastercard Payment Gateway Services (MPGS).
MPGS is a trusted platform that provides financial institutions with a white-label technology for payment processing and fraud prevention. As one of the largest gateways in the region that is utilized by many players in the financial ecosystem, it enables its partners to accept a wide range of digital transactions easily and securely, including all leading card brands and other non-card payment methods.
“Mastercard works to co-create a new reality for the digital payments ecosystem,”
said Maria Medvedeva, Country Business Manager, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain, Mastercard.
“We are delighted to expand the reach of our innovative MPGS technology in Bahrain, in collaboration with EazyPay, to support the GCC nation’s rapidly growing e-commerce industry and ambitious digital transformation strategy. The move strengthens Mastercard’s presence and expands digital payment acceptance in the country.”
Companies in Bahrain’s dynamic fintech space play a vital role in cascading access to solutions that can aid digital transformation in the SME sector, which contributes around 30% of Bahrain’s gross domestic product (GDP). In line with its Economic Vision 2030, the country has also invested in frameworks that seek to develop a robust entrepreneurship ecosystem. Mastercard has committed to driving sustainable growth and inclusion of small businesses across the landscape, and its fintech partnerships are delivering experience-centric, innovative solutions across the financial services ecosystem.
“Our aim is to add value, and Mastercard’s seamless MPGS technology solution gives us the opportunity to do that. We are united in our vision to make digital and e-commerce payments more seamless, smart, and swift, creating pathways to progress in new ways,”
said Nayef Tawfeeq Al Alawi, Founder and CEO of Eazy Financial Services.
With 900+ merchants and 5,692 POS terminals across Bahrain, Eazy Financial helped to process transactions worth a total of $502 million in 2021 and plans to double this amount by 2023.