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bwallet Brings Cashless Dining to Al Abraaj Group
April 11, 2019
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11 April 2019 - Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain
bwallet has signed up with yet another partner, Bahrain's homegrown hospitality group, Al Abraaj Restaurants Group, to enable cashless payments at any of the 9 Al Abraaj Restaurants Group outlets across 40 locations in Bahrain. Bwallet is now accepted in Al Abraaj Restaurant, Mashawi Al Abraaj, Al Bindaira Café, Nu Asia, Lumee, YaSalam, San Carlo Cicchetti, Otto and TCBY in Bahrain. Bwallet users can enjoy a 15% discount at YaSalam and NuAsia upon dine-in - the offer is valid until the end of April.
 
bwallet, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s leading, consumer-friendly digital mobile wallet and the first of its kind to provide peer-to-peer money transfer, 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. It has since been rolled out across thousands of 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 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.
 
Speaking of the partnership with Al Abraaj Group, B. Chandrasekhar, Chief Executive Officer of AFS said: “We are delighted to welcome Al Abraaj Restaurants Group to the growing bwallet family. By introducing bwallet payments across their restaurant outlets in Bahrain, customers subscribed to any telecommunications operator can now enjoy convenient, frictionless, secure, engaging and transparent payments and cashless dining.”
 
Batelco General Manager Abderrahmane Mounir said that Batelco is extremely pleased to see a major Hospitality Group such as Al Abraaj join the bwallet family. “We believe that having the fast, convenient and secure payment experience delivered by bwallet available to them will be a welcome convenience for Al Abraaj customers.”
 
Al Abraaj Restaurants Group was established in Bahrain in 1987 and represents a local brand with a rich heritage.
 
Mr. Ali Rashed, Al Abraaj Restaurants Group Director, said: “bwallet has proved itself an innovator within the cashless wallet services market and we are delighted to partner with them. At Al Abraaj Group we always aim to improve our customer service, thus having bwallet throughout all our restaurants was an easy decision to make." 
 
AFS serves over 75 clients across the financial sector in more than 21 countries. It is owned by 37 banks and financial institutions and regulated by the Central Bank of Bahrain. The company offers innovative and end-to-end payment services and solutions that span card processing, merchant acquiring, FinTech and a state-of-the-art value-added services suite. AFS has offices and data centers in Bahrain, UAE and Oman, and was the first processor in the region to become Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) 3.2 certified. Recipient of several global awards, AFS has most recently been recognized as of ‘The Most Innovative FinTech Solution Provider 2018’ at the GCC Enterprise Awards 2018 and ‘Best Payment Service Provider – Bahrain 2017’ by Global Banking and Finance Review.
 
Further information about bwallet, its growing services portfolio, 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.