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Adam Jones appointed as Mastercard’s new Country General Manager for MENA Central cluster

With his new role, Jones will be responsible for Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Bahrain, and Iraq markets

Smile to Pay | MasterCard launches global Biometric Checkout Program

Globally, 74% of consumers have a positive attitude towards biometric technology, and the market for contactless biometrics technology is projected to reach $18.6 billion by 2026

Digitalization Readiness | Key to unlocking SME growth potential in MEA

Mastercard releases findings about the importance of digitalization and rising confidence levels as SMEs across sectors, products, and services in the region

More than 70% of SMEs confident for the next 12 months: MasterCard

SME respondents stated that their concerns for the next 12 months are the rising cost of doing business (50%)

Egypt loves e-payment methods, 53% will avoid businesses without them: MasterCard

The shift in buying habits is not fresh news as governments encouraged lockdowns and avoiding traditional in-store shopping due to the pandemic