Gulf Bank in collaboration with Mastercard has launched Kuwait’s First Metal World Elite Credit Card offering contactless payments.
The World Elite card, which is enabled with NFC (Near Field Communication) technology, allows cardholders to make contactless transactions for purchases, removing the hassle of inserting or swiping cards at check-out.
Ahmad Al Amir, Assistant General Manager of External Communications at Gulf Bank, said: “We are pleased to continue working with our partners in the banking industry to offer innovative and creative services, exclusively for Gulf Bank clients.
“We are very proud to be able to launch this card, the first of its kind in Kuwait.”
Somu Roy, General Manager for Kuwait and Qatar, Mastercard, said: “The Gulf Bank Metal World Elite card is the first of its kind in Kuwait.
“The cardholder experience is further augmented by the addition of contactless payment capabilities, ensuring fast and convenient payments for cardholders on their everyday purchases.”
NFC technology is a short-range wireless connectivity standard that uses magnetic field induction to enable communication between devices when they are touched together or brought within a few centimetres of each other.