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AFS - Arab Financial Services - Bahrain
Al Hilal Hospital Launches bwallet Payments
January 22, 2019
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22 January 2019 - Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain
bwallet, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s leading digital mobile wallet and the first of its kind to provide peer-to-peer money transfer, has joined forces with Al Hilal Hospital. Patrons of any of the hospital’s 3 branches across Bahrain can now enjoy fast, convenient and secure cashless payments via any smartphone instead of cash or card.
 
bwallet is a consumer-friendly digital wallet that was launched in 2018 by Arab Financial Services (AFS), the region’s foremost FinTech enabler, in partnership with Batelco, Bahrain’s leading digital solutions provider. Speaking of the partnership with Al Hilal Hospital, B. Chandrasekhar, Chief Executive Officer of AFS said: “We are delighted to welcome Al Hilal Hospital to the growing bwallet family and support their goal of transforming the overall customer experience with bwallet delivering a convenient way to pay and manage healthcare bills. At AFS, our goal is to make the process of paying bills entirely stress-free, convenient, frictionless, secure, engaging and transparent – we believe customers will appreciate this in their dealings with Al Hilal Hospital, avoiding the need to withdraw cash in emergency situations. Additionally, bwallet is optimized for a mobile audience, meaning that users of any smartphone and subscribed to any telecommunications operator can use it.”
 
Batelco General Manager Enterprise Abderrahmane Mounir said, “Technology is playing an increasingly important role in the healthcare sector by including in their portfolio many solutions that support the growing needs of medical establishments. The availability of a digital financial solution, bwallet, will boost the range of convenient services and enhance the relationship between Al Hilal Hospital and its clientele.”
 
Al Hilal Hospital Group Chief Executive Dr Sharath Chandran said: “Al Hilal has always been at the forefront to embrace technology to enhance our care delivery model by investing in the latest medical technology. This association with bwallet is also aimed at ensuring that all our customers have quick and easy transactions across all our centers in Muharraq, Manama, Riffa and Salmabad. We will also be launching specific offers for bwallet customers regularly and look forward to serving more residents in the Kingdom."
 
bwallet has already been rolled out across leading retail businesses, cinemas, hotels, F&B and entertainment outlets throughout the Kingdom and is being utilised daily by an ever-growing customer base. bwallet is one of AFS’s many FinTech solutions geared towards supporting the Kingdom’s growing digital economy and supporting the move to a cashless digital society. bwallet users can simply scan a QR code for seamless transactions and enjoy quick, secure and easy cashless payments with exclusive benefits through their mobile phones.
 
Further information about bwallet and its offers and exclusive cashback promotions can be found by visiting Batelco.com. Download the free bwallet mobile app at GooglePlay or Apple’s App Store.