Abu Dhabi Enables All Government Payments Through ADPayby Fintechnews Middle East 26. October 2018
The Abu Dhabi Smart Solutions and Services Authority (ADSSSA) formally launched its ‘Abu Dhabi Government Digital Payment platform’ (ADPay). Launched in collaboration with the First Abu Dhabi Bank (FAB), the platform aims to facilitate simplified digital payment mechanisms for both customers and investors in the kingdom.
The platform aims to consolidate the payment interfaces across all government channels to one destination, enabling users to register using a unified access and verification system. They will be able to pay several government services in a single platform by creating a shopping basket for all government services, and over time, cultivate a digital portfolio.
Customers will be able to transfer money or create sources of finance such as credit cards or direct debit cards. The platform will also provide technical support and connectivity services to all government digital channels to centralize the operations and easily link government entities to the platform.
This way, businesses, and customers could conduct a variety of government-related transactions online without having to physically visit any of ADSSSA’s service centers. The authority hopes that the platform could help strengthen the nation’s local and global economic positioning.
Apart from streamlining payments services, ADPay, if deployed correctly, could help the business climate in the capital city to answer the government’s economic diversification policy. and result in easy online processing of transactions without visiting ADSSSA’s services centres.
H.E. Dr. Rauda Al Saadi, Director General of ADSSSA, said:
“We are confident that Abu Dhabi will soon be one of the best smart cities in the world, and we aim to help make this happen by providing state-of-the-art government serves to our citizens and residents.”
“By harnessing the power of technology, we are enhancing the local economic environment and helping improve the quality of life of our people. We will support all efforts to bring happiness, success, prosperity and protection to the public.”
Hana Al Rostamani, Group Head of the Personal Banking Group, said:
“Through our collaboration with ADSSA, we are in effect contributing to the realization of the objectives of Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030, which pushes for a digital transformation and a cashless economy.”
“Given our extensive experience in the payments industry, ADPay will enable government entities to receive payments in an easy, unified and secure manner. To achieve this, we will built a solution in line with international standards.”
Featured image via ADSSSA