• 2016

    Emerging Markets Payments Enables “EMPay” on Merchants’ POS

    Amman, Jordan (April 2016) – Emerging Markets Payments (EMP), one of the leading payments processing companies in Africa and the Middle East, launches EMPay – an electronic bills payment solution for Point of Sale (POS) devices which will be available to EMP’s merchants and their customers.

    EMP launches EMProtect to secure cards across Africa and the Middle East

    CAIRO, EGYPT, 21 March 2016: Emerging Markets Payments (EMP), a leading payments processing company in Africa and the Middle East, is pleased to launch EMProtect, powered by Tranwall Ltd., to all its customers across 45 countries. EMProtect is available for all main card types.

    Actis agrees to sell Emerging Markets Payments

    02 March 2016 Actis, a leading growth markets investor, today confirmed an agreement to sell Emerging Markets Payments (‘EMP’), the leading Africa and Middle East payments business, to Network International. The transaction is subject to regulatory approvals.

    EMP launches EMP Mobile Wallet

    Emerging Markets Payments (EMP), the leading payments processing company in Africa and the Middle East, is pleased to announce the launch of its Mobile Wallet solution.

  • 2015

    EMP announces partnership with East Africa Bank Group

    Emerging Markets Payments (EMP), the leading payments processing company in Africa and the Middle East, has announced that it has signed an agreement to provide electronic payment processing services for East Africa Bank. EMP will assist the bank to expand its issuing and acquiring services in the bank’s Djibouti and Somalia operations.

    EMP launches ‘EMPay MoneyXpress’ service

    Emerging Markets Payments (EMP), the leading payments processessing company in Africa and the Middle East, is today announcing the launch of its ‘EMPay MoneyXpress’ service.

    EMP partners with PayFort International to deliver enhanced e-commerce services to merchants

    Emerging Markets Payments (EMP), the leading payments processessing company in Africa and the Middle East, has announced a partnership with PayFort International to deliver enhanced e-commerce services to merchants in Jordan.

    EMP partners with Coge Bank

    Emerging Markets Payments (EMP), the leading financial payment solutions provider in Africa and the Middle East, announced today its new partnership with Coge Bank, one of the leading banks in Rwanda.

    EMP launches Cash by Code cardless transactions service

    Emerging Markets Payments (EMP), the leading payments processing company in Africa and the Middle East, has announced the launch of its latest payment solution, the Cash by Code cardless transaction.

    EMP processes GTBank Debit and Credit Cards in Kenya

    Emerging Markets Payments (EMP), the leading electronic payments processing company in Africa and the Middle East, and Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB) today announced a processing partnership for debit and credit cards that has enabled GTBank to launch the first platinum MasterCard Credit Card in Kenya.

    EMP launches EMPay e-payment card

    Emerging Markets Payments (EMP), the leading payments processessing company in Africa and the Middle East, is pleased to announce the launch of EMPay, its latest virtual card for the market.

    EMP introduces Instant Issuing Service

    Emerging Markets Payments (EMP), the leading payments processessing company in Africa and the Middle East, is today announcing the launch of its Instant Issuing Service, which gives banks the capability to issue customers with cards in-branch immediately.

    EMP partners with Premier Bank, its first customer in Somalia

    Emerging Markets Payments (EMP), the leading electronic payments processing company in Africa and the Middle East, is pleased to announce that it is now working with Premier Bank, its first customer in Somalia. Working together, EMP will deliver debit and prepaid issuing services, as well as ATM aquiring throughout the Premier Bank network.

    EMP launch Online Fraud Prevention Services

    Cairo, Egypt: June 2015 – Emerging Markets Payments (EMP), the leading payments processessing company in Africa and the Middle East, has today launched its EMP Online Fraud Prevention Services. Online Fraud Prevention Services is an automated monitoring and prevention tool designed to protect banks from exposure to fraudulent transactions. With banks operating in a dynamic and challenging risk environment, it employs rules-based technologies to make real-time decisions.

    EMP is a Gold Sponsor for Cards and Payments Middle East

    12 May 2015 - Emerging Markets Payments (EMP), the leading payments processing company in Africa and the Middle East, is participating as a Gold Sponsor in the Cards and Payments Middle East Conference, which is taking place this week at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.

    EMP Confirms its Position as the Leading Provider of Electronic Payment Solutions across the Region

    EMP Africa, the leading pan-African and Middle Eastern Financial Payments Solutions Company, announced today that during 2014 the company added 15 new banks, increasing its customer base to 130 banks. The company now serves banks in 40 countries.

    EMP Provides World-class Services to Financial Institutions in Nigeria and the Region

    Lagos, Nigeria, 2015 – Today, Emerging Markets Payments (EMP) announced the expansion of its agreement with First City Monument Bank (FCMB) Limited. Since 2010, EMP has been providing FCMB cutting-edge processing services; from this year, the agreement includes issuing services as well. Under this agreement, EMP commenced issuance of Naira debit cards for FCMB as well as continuing to provide processing services.

    EMP security standards certified by PCI for seventh consecutive year

    Emerging Markets Payments (EMP), Africa and the Middle East’s leading electronic payments processing company, today announced that its Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) compliance certification has been renewed for the seventh consecutive year. EMP has also expanded the scope of its compliance coverage this year to include its Dubai disaster recovery centre.

  • 2014

    ReD and EMP Group Partner To Deliver World-Class Fraud Prevention To Banks and Merchants Across The Middle East and Africa

    London and Cairo, 11 November 2014: ReD, an ACI Worldwide (NASDAQ: ACIW) company, has announced a strategic partnership with The Emerging Markets Payments (EMP) Group to offer powerful transaction monitoring and risk management capabilities to EMP Group’s clients in the Middle East and Africa.

    EMP and Inov8 Announce a Strategic Partnership

    Dubai, UAE: October 1, 2014 - Emerging Markets Payments (EMP), a leading regional electronic payments processing company, announces the signing of a partnership with Inov8, a market leader in mobile payments and branchless banking in Pakistan. Under the agreement, Inov8 will promote EMP’s third party card processing services in Pakistan and provide logistical and other in-country support.

    EMP Hosts Delegates from Central Banks and Leading Financial Institutions at Regional Conference in Egypt

    Cairo, Egypt: September, 2014 - Emerging Markets Payments (EMP), a leader in the electronic payments industry in the Middle East and Africa (MEA), hosted its fourth annual Emerging Markets Payments Conference (EMPC) in Egypt with government officials from the Central Banks and national switches of several African countries, key payments industry leaders and representatives from leading international financial institutions and banks across the region.

    EMP Expands Regional Reach to Afghanistan

    Kabul, Afghanistan: September, 2014 - Emerging Markets Payments (EMP), the leading electronic payments processing company in the Middle East and Africa (MEA), has announced the signing of an exclusive technology and center of excellence partnership with Afghanistan Payments Systems (APS), the local domestic payment card switch in Afghanistan.

    EMP to Host Regional Payments Industry Conference in Egypt

    Cairo, Egypt: 10 September 2014 – Emerging Markets Payments (EMP), a leader in the electronic payments industry in the Middle East and Africa (MEA), will host its annual Emerging Markets Payments Conference (EMPC) in Egypt for the 4th time. The two-day conference will be held from 26-27 September at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt. EMPC is the region’s largest electronic payments platform, gathering key players from across MEA to discuss the latest opportunities, technologies and solutions in the electronic payments industry as they work toward further development of the sector. The conference will be attended by over 150 representatives of Governments, Central Banks, the leading Payment Schemes and Financial Institutions from across Africa and the Middle East.

    EMP Opens its First Office in the Arab Gulf Area

    EMP Opens its First Office in the Arab Gulf Area EMP’s Office in Dubai Will Serve as a Hub for its Operations across the Countries in the Gulf Area Dubai, UAE – 28 August 2014 – Emerging Markets Payments Limited (EMP) announced today the official opening of its new office in the UAE. Located in Dubai, the office will strengthen EMP’s presence in the UAE as well as supporting its expansion across the entire Arab Gulf Area.

    EMP Footprint Expands in Africa with New Office in Kenya

    Nairobi, Kenya: June, 2014 - Emerging Markets Payments (EMP), the leading pan-Africa and Middle East electronic payments processing company, celebrated the opening of its East Africa office at a function at the Serena Hotel in Nairobi recently. This is the seventh office EMP has opened in the MEA region, after Cairo, Lagos, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Amman and Dubai.

    Emerging Markets Payments Launches Mr. Cardy to Raise Awareness of the Benefits of Electronic Payments

    Amman, Jordan – May 27, 2014 – Emerging Markets Payments (EMP) officially introduces Mr. Cardy to Jordan. Mr. Cardy has already made two unofficial appearances, when he took part in the Dead 2 Red Marathon and the King Hussein Cancer Foundation Football Tournament earlier in the year. From today, he will be seen much more frequently as he helps EMP raise awareness of the benefits and ease of paying using electronic cards.

    EMP and Madfoo3atCom Launch Electronic Bill Presentment and Payment System (EBPP) in Jordan

    Dubai: May 13, 2014 - Emerging Markets Payments (EMP) and Madfoo3atCom for Electronic Payments (MFEP) recently won a tender to build, operate and administrate the Electronic Bill Presentment and Payment System for Jordan, under the auspices of the Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ). The service is being launched under the name of eFawateerCom, and allows people in Jordan to receive and pay bills electronically from their computers, ATMs, kiosks and Point of Sale terminals.

    EMP Partners with the African Banker Awards as the Platinum Sponsor for Three Years Starting 2014

    May, 2014 - Emerging Markets Payments (EMP), the leading electronic payments processing company in the Middle East and Africa (MEA), recently participated as a sponsor at the African Banker Awards. EMP has been sponsoring the regional awards ceremony for several years, with this time being the first as the Platinum sponsor. During the event, EMP Chairman Paul Edwards had the honor of presenting the award for African Bank of the Year to Guaranty Trust Bank Plc. In addition, EMP showcased its cutting edge innovations and vision for advancing the payment card industry at the annual event which took place in Kigali, Rwanda.

    EMP Reaffirms its Commitment to the Highest Data Security Standards

    Cairo, Egypt, March 2014 — Emerging Markets Payments (EMP) began the year with yet another landmark achievement. Africa and the Middle East’s leading electronic payments processing company recently announced that its Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) compliance certification has been renewed for the sixth consecutive year. PCI DSS is the global card industry’s highest data security standard. The certification was granted across EMP’s processing centers in Amman, Cairo and Lagos by Trustwave, an accredited assessment body authorized by the PCI Security Standards Council. The council is an open global forum, launched in 2006, and is responsible for development, management, education and awareness of the PCI Security Standards.

    EMP Rewards the Winners of its Visa Electron Debit Card Campaign in Jordan

    Amman, Jordan, March 3, 2014 – Emerging Markets Payments (EMP) recently announced the name of the lucky grand winner of its Visa Electron Debit card campaign. The campaign was launched in November 2013 and ran for two months to promote the regular use of payment Visa Electron - Debit cards in Jordan.

    Woolworths Financial Services Partners With EMP Group for Credit System Support

    Cape Town, South Africa, 27th January 2014 - Woolworths Financial Services (WFS) has announced that it has entrusted the management of its credit processing and account management systems to the EMP Group for the next five years.

    EMP Announces Murat Ozulku as the CEO of its Bank Processing Division

    EMP Announces Murat Ozulku as the CEO of its Bank Processing Division, effective 1st January 2014 Cairo, Lagos, Nairobi, London: January – Today, Emerging Markets Payments (EMP) announced that Murat Ozulku has been appointed CEO of its Bank Processing Division, replacing Hoda Shoukry who has retired after an illustrious career.

  • 2013

    Nelson Mandela

    EMP mourns the passing of former President Nelson Mandela. He was the embodiment of goodness, tolerance and forgiveness and led South Africa away from the brink of conflict with his determination to build a country free of racial, religious or gender bias. He leaves the country a better place and I am sure that his legacy with inspire generations to come. All of us at EMP salute him. " Paul Edwards, Chairman of EMP.

    Kenya 50th Independence Day

    Happy 50th Independence Day to all our Kenyan Friends

    EMP Brings EMV Chip Card Expertise to Kenya

    Nairobi, Kenya, 15 November 2013 - Emerging Markets Payments (EMP), the leading electronic payment processing company in the Middle East and Africa, recently launched its Kenya EMV Migration Package. The package will allow EMP to offer a cost effective and rapid implementation EMV Migration solution to the banks in Kenya. This helps to support compliance with the Central Bank of Kenya’s mandate requiring the banks to adopt the global EMV standard.

    Ingenico expands its presence in Middle East and Africa with EMP

    Ingenico latest generation terminals certified by EMP Paris – November 6th, 2013. Ingenico (Euronext: FR0000125346 ‐ ING), leading worldwide provider of payment solutions, announced today that its Telium 2 range is now certified with EMP (Emerging Markets Payments) requirements.

    EMP and MEPS Signs Commercial Services Agreement

    Amman, Jordan, 29 October 2013 - Emerging Markets Payments (EMP), the leading electronic payments processing company in the Middle East and Africa, and Middle East Payment Services (MEPS), a leading payment services provider in the Levant, announced today the signing of an agreement to provide a unified Point-of-Sale (POS) service across Jordan. This collaboration will allow the two companies to work together to further enhance electronic payment offerings in the Jordanian market.

    EMP upgrades IPS systems with Sourcefire

    Enhanced visibility allows for even more efficient and secure management of financial networks across MEA Background: Globally, a significant shift is taking place as societies move away from cash-based economies to greater use of electronic payments, a trend that is emphasised in the emerging markets of the Middle East and Africa. This trend offers promising opportunities for all stakeholders; starting from banks, retailers and financial institutions, reaching the end consumer.

    Emerging Markets Payments and MasterCard Offer Unique Payment Solutions to Small Issuers in Egypt

    Cairo, Egypt – XX August 2013: In line with its commitment to enhance electronic payment card penetration in Egypt, MasterCard today announced the appointment of Emerging Markets Payments (EMP), the leading electronic payments processing company in the Middle East and Africa region, as a Principal Member in Egypt. Through this, EMP will be able to sponsor issuers in Egypt and other African markets as Affiliates.

    EMP Brings Electronic Payment Card Processing to the Port of Douala in Cameroon

    July 22, 2013 – Emerging Markets Payments (EMP), a leading electronic payments card processing company in the Middle East and Africa, announced today that it has been appointed to provide electronic payments processing for taxes and customs fees at the Port of Douala in Cameroon. EMP has committed to pilot the service from next month, with the full launch scheduled for autumn 2013.

    EMP and CMC Join Forces to Help South African Companies Manage Outstanding Consumer Debt

    Cairo, Egypt, July xx, 2013 — Two pioneering companies in the payments and collections field have joined forces to help tackle South Africa’s consumer debt problem. Emerging Markets Payments (EMP) recently partnered with Collections Marketing Centre (CMC) to help companies manage customers in arrears and enable individuals to take control of their instalment schedules aiming to improve collections rates.

    EMP Participates as a Platinum Sponsor in AITEC Banking & Mobile Banking West Africa 2013

    Cairo, Egypt, July xx, 2013 — Emerging Markets Payments (EMP) announced that it is participating as a platinum sponsor at AITEC Banking & Mobile Banking West Africa 2013. The two-day conference is taking place from 10-11 July at Accra International Conference Center in Accra, Ghana. Tunde Coker MD, EMP West Africa will be participating as a keynote speaker tackling the topic of converting the African economy from cash to electronic payments.

    EMP hosts the first Payment Acceptance Conference under the patronage of Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ)

    Amman, Jordan, July 4, 2013 – Today, Emerging Markets Payments (EMP), the leading electronic payments company in the Middle East and Africa (MEA), hosted Jordan’s first Payment Acceptance Conference. The one-day event was organized in Amman under the patronage of Central Bank of Jordan (CBJ) and was attended by senior representatives from all key banks and financial institutions operating in Jordan as well as top government representatives. From EMP, Mr. Paul Edwards, Chairman and Mr. Hassan Mayassi, MD EMP Jordan gave insightful speeches and presentations on the positive impacts that electronic payments have on strengthening and expanding economies.

    Safeway Winners

    Safeway Winners for the “Scratch & Win” campaign in Jordan

    Horizon Scope

    Baghdad, Iraq, May xx, 2013 – Emerging Markets Payments (EMP) has signed an agreement with Horizon Scope to promote EMP’s third party card processing services to banks in Iraq. The agreement was signed by Paul Edwards, EMP Group Chairman, and Yazan Al Sabbagh, Horizon Scope Executive Director.

    EMP Hosts PCI Workshop in Amman

    Amman, Jordan – March XX, 2013 – EMP Middle East recently hosted a two-day workshop in Amman as part of its drive to support the banking sector locally. The workshop was attended by TrustWave, the leading provider of on-demand data security and payment card industry compliance management solutions to businesses and organizations throughout the world, as well as 27 representatives from banks operating in Jordan.

    Rolls Branding

    EMP is creating an opportunity for banks and merchants to use slip vouchers (terminal rolls) back side space to promote their brand, products, services and promotions, Invest Banks has taken this initiative for 6 months (June - December), the main objectives were:

    EMP Announces the Appointment of Tunde Coker as Regional Head of West Africa

    Prior to Access Bank, Tunde was Group IT Director for the UK Ministry of Justice, Group Applications Director for BP International and Director of Digital Services for Egg Bank in the UK.

    Emerging Markets Payments (“EMP”) to accept China UnionPay cards in Jordan

    Amman, Jordan, XX February 2013 – Emerging Markets Payments (“EMP”), the leading electronic payment card processing company in the MEA region, announces the launch of a new card acceptance scheme in partnership with China UnionPay. Under this partnership, all China UnionPay cards will be processed by EMP through direct acquiring services. This will allow UnionPay cards to be accepted at JONET ATMs as well as across EMP’s extensive network of over 12 000 merchants.

    EMP Launches New Electronic Payment Card for Military Personnel in Jordan in co-operation with Military Credit Fund and Cairo Amman Bank

    Amman, Jordan, 30 January 2013 – EMP “Emerging Markets Payments”, the leading electronic payments card processing company in the Middle East and Africa, recently announced the launch of its new payment tool: ‘JONET Card’. EMP introduced the first range of cards under this tool in partnership with Cairo Amman Bank (CAB) and the Military Credit Fund (MCF) to offer exclusive services to armed forces and security personnel.

    EMP Announces Receiving PCI DSS Certification for the Fifth Consecutive Year

    Cairo, Egypt – Amman, Jordan, January 08, 2013 — Emerging Markets Payments (EMP), Africa and the Middle East’s leading electronic payment processing company, recently announced that its Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) compliance certification has been renewed. This is EMP’s fifth consecutive year, which affirms the company’s dedication to offering secure smart card processing solutions in line with international standards. The certification was granted to EMP by Trustwave, an accredited assessment body authorized by the PCI Security Standards Council. The council is an open global forum, launched in 2006, and is responsible for the development, management, education, and awareness of the PCI Security Standards.

    EMP Supports King Hussein Cancer Foundation

    The KHCF Stars Program is a fundraising initiative which provides local corporations and organizations, whether large or small, the opportunity to be a model of corporate social responsibility and the chance to support a critical cause that is important to us all; the fight against cancer.

  • 2012

    EMP Announces Receiving PCI DSS Certification for the Fifth Consecutive Year

    Cairo, Egypt, December 29, 2012 — Emerging Markets Payments (EMP), Africa’s leading electronic payment processing company, recently announced that its Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) Compliance certification has been renewed. This is EMP’s fifth consecutive year, which affirms the company’s dedication to offering secure smart cards processing solutions in line with international standards. The certification was granted to EMP by Trustwave, an accredited assessment body authorized by PCI Security Standards Council. The council is an open global forum, launched in 2006, and is responsible for the development, management, education, and awareness of the PCI Security Standards.

    EMP’s Nigerian subsidiary, MSCCI, receives official Operation License from the Central Bank of Nigeria

    Cairo, Egypt, xx December 2012 – Further demonstrating its commitment to the development of the electronic payments processing industry in the region, EMP “Emerging Markets Payments”announced that MSCCI, its subsidiary in Nigeria, had received its official Operation License from the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN). The two-year, renewable license allows EMP to offer third-party services to banks operating in the Nigerian market. Under this license, EMP is required to comply with all applicable CBN guidelines and regulations as well as subject to a periodical assessment of operations by the CBN to evaluate compliance. EMP was previously operating its business in Nigeria under a temporary license from the CBN.

    MSCC Signs Processing Agreement with UT Bank in Ghana

    Cairo, Egypt: June 10, 2012 - Mediterranean Smart Cards Company (MSCC), a subsidiary of the Emerging Markets Payments Group (EMP Group), recently signed an agreement with UT Bank, Ghana; to provide the bank with innovative range of card based processing services. The agreement was signed by Mrs. Hoda Shoukry, MSCC Chief Executive Officer and Mr. Prince Kofi, UT Bank Chief Executive Officer.

    EMP Group expands its operations in West Africa

    April xx, 2012 - Mediterranean Smart Cards Company (MSCC), a subsidiary of the Emerging Markets Payments Group (EMP Group), announced today the launch of its upgraded West African Regional Office and processing facility in Lagos, Nigeria. The facility now serves as a hub and a processing centre for the entire West African region.

    Mediterranean Smart Cards Company Receives PCI DSS Certification for Fourth Consecutive Year

    Cairo, Egypt, January 5, 2012 — Mediterranean Smart Cards Company (MSCC), Africa’s leading electronic payment processing company, recently announced that its Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) Compliance certification has been renewed. This marks the fourth consecutive year that MSCC has been granted the PCI DSS compliance certification, confirming the company’s dedication to maintaining a secure smart cards processing network in line with international standards. PCI DSS compliance is required by all merchants and service providers that store, process, or transmit cardholder data and applies to all payment channels, including retail, mail/telephone orders, and e-commerce.

  • 2011

    MSCC Celebrates 10 Year Anniversary at its Third TBA Conference

    Cairo, Egypt: October 30, 2011 - Mediterranean Smart Cards Company (MSCC), Africa’s leading electronic payment processing company, recently hosted about 175 delegates from leading African institutions and corporations to its third annual payment card processing conference “Together for a Better Africa 2011” in Cairo. Mr. Paul Edwards, MSCC Chairman together with Mrs. Hoda Shoukry, MSCC Chief Executive Officer were present to welcome participants to the biggest conference in the African electronic payment card processing industry.

    MSCC Opens First Branch in Nigeria

    Mediterranean Smart Cards Company (MSCC), the leading smart card payment processing company in the region, has opened its first branch outside of the company’s headquarters in Egypt. The Nigeria branch will serve all MSCC clients in Nigeria aiming to position the company as the hub of the sector in West African within 24 months; by providing first-hand support and transfer of knowledge to the local market drawing on MSCC’s vast industry experience and international best practices.

  • 2010

    MSCC Hosts the Second Annual Together for a Better Africa Conference

    Cairo, Egypt: October xx, 2010 - Mediterranean Smart Cards Company (MSCC), the leading electronic payment processing company, recently hosted nearly 150 high-ranking delegates from across Africa to the “Together for a Better Africa 2010” conference in Sharm El Sheikh. After its evident success last year, the annual conference is quickly becoming the continent’s premier forum for showcasing payment card industry innovations, sharing case studies from Africa’s diverse technology markets, and discussing the future of the industry in Africa.

  • 2009

    Mediterranean Smart Cards Company Signs Agreement with National Commercial Bank of Libya

    Cairo, Egypt, October XX, 2009 — Mediterranean Smart Cards Company (MSCC) is continuing its expansion across the region by signing an agreement with National Commercial Bank of Libya to provide issuing, ATM and POS support for its 70 branches. This most recent agreement for MSCC aligns with the company’s vision to export Egypt’s technological expertise and industry know-how internationally, showcasing the competitiveness and capability of the Egyptian market.

    Mediterranean Smart Cards Company Inaugurates first Together for a Better Africa Conference

    Cairo, Egypt, October 13, 2009 — Mediterranean Smart Cards Company (MSCC) is hosting its first Together for a Better Africa Conference in Sharm El Sheikh from October 15-18. The conference will gather more than 100 high-level delegates from companies and banks across Africa in the field of digital security smart technologies to share industry best practices, foster transfer of knowledge, and to facilitate the overall advancement of the payment card industry.

    Mediterranean Smart Cards Company Signs Agreement with China Unionpay

    Cairo, Egypt, July XX, 2009 —Mediterranean Smart Cards Company (MSCC) recently signed an agreement with China Unionpay (CUP), the sole national bankcard association in China. The signing ceremony took place at the CUP premises in Shanghai, China. Representing MSCC at the ceremony was Hoda Shoukry, MSCC Managing Director, who signed the agreement with the Vice President of CUP International Division, Larry Wang.

    Mediterranean Smart Cards Company Exports Experience at CardExpo Africa 2009

    Cairo, Egypt, June XX, 2009 —Mediterranean Smart Cards Company (MSCC) is bringing its wealth of experience in smart card processing directly to seasoned industry professionals at CardExpo Africa 2009. As a Platinum Sponsor of the 3-day conference and exhibition taking place in Lagos, Nigeria from June 16-18, MSCC is participating as both a speaker and exhibitor. The theme for this year’s event, “e-Channel strategy: e-payment in a Global Recession”, will highlight the real, relevant and unique issues with a view to developing a blue print for a clear pathway on cards and channels in Africa.