Qatar QNB to expand its Ripplenet service

Qatar QNB Bank, to expand its Blockchain RippleNet cross border payment solution to other key remittance corridors and large countries in the near future. The statement was made during the bank’s participation at Smart Cities, the two-day event organized by the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology (MCIT).

During the event, QNB Group unveiled new innovative payment solutions as part of its payment ecosystem and strategy for cross border payments with Ripple. Being the first to market through RippleNet, QNB enhances cross-border payments and expand its remittance service across multiple countries in a quick succession. This partnership delivers near real-time payments, to provide a unique and differentiated experience for QNB’s customers. QNB initially launched Ripple’s global financial network technology, RippleNet, with QNB Finansbank in Turkey as part of a group roll out, with plans to expand to other key remittance corridors to other large countries in the near future.

The Bank also revealed WeChat Pay, the premier mobile payment solution in China, to retailers in Qatar.

As the first bank to launch this service in Qatar, QNB affirms its commitment to support retail sector clients who will attract Chinese customers during the upcoming FIFA event.

Mr. Adel Al-Malki, General Manager Group Retail Banking Division explained, “We are extremely delighted to announce and introduce our innovative payment capabilities in a growing digital market with increasing adoption of advanced payment technologies such as Ripple’s cross border funds transfer technology, and QR Pay. QNB is committed to meet the needs of modern and innovative payment methods while reinforcing our regional leadership position in payments technology.”

Qatar National Bank, QNB partnered with Ripple back in October of 2021. In Egypt Qatar’s QNB Al Ahli bank was testing blockchain solution trade finance solution with CargoX platform.

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