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GDN Subscriptions Now Easily Available Through bwallet
November 27, 2018
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27 November 2018 - Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain
Gulf Daily News (GDN) subscriptions can now be paid for using bwallet, the Kingdom of Bahrain’s leading digital mobile wallet, and the first of its kind to provide peer-to-peer money transfer. Al Hilal Publishing and Marketing Group has joined forces with bwallet, giving GDN subscribers the opportunity to take advantage of the fast, convenient and secure cashless payment and peer-to-peer money transfer system via smartphone instead of cash or card.

bwallet was launched earlier this year 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 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.

B Chandrasekhar, Chief Executive Officer of AFS said: “We are delighted to partner with Al Hilal Publishing and Marketing Group and welcome them to the growing bwallet family. This latest partnership is part of our longstanding commitment to customers to provide seamless financial solutions through this innovative payment method. Our goal is to give people throughout the Kingdom of Bahrain the opportunity to transact digitally – easily, safely and securely. As such, 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.

Al Hilal Publishing and Marketing Group managing director Ronnie Middleton said: “Our partnership with AFS allows the Gulf Daily News community to partner with the growing bwallet community with a seamless platform for ease of payment for their GDN subscription as well as wider shopping options that can be accessed on bwallet. The GDN is an innovative news platform for Bahrain and we look forward to expanding our collaboration with AFS and bwallet.”

Batelco CMO Abderrahmane Mounir said that Batelco is very pleased to see Bahrain’s leading English daily newspaper join the growing bwallet family. “Having the fast, convenient and secure payment experience delivered by bwallet available to GDN subscribers will undoubtedly be a convenient and welcome benefit for them.”

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.