Mashreq and noon.com announce strategic partnership to redefine online shopping for UAE customers

Mashreq and noon.com announce strategic partnership to redefine online shopping for UAE customers

Will see the launch of the UAE’s first e-commerce co-branded card: Mashreq noon VIP Visa Credit Card

Dubai, UAE, 03 October 2020: Mashreq, one of the leading financial institutions in the UAE, and noon.com, the region’s premier homegrown e-commerce platform, have announced a long-term strategic partnership to redefine the digital payments experience for UAE consumers.

Aligned with the UAE Vision 2021, the partnership endeavors to support the evolving needs of customers in a hyper-digital world. The joint venture will combine Mashreq’s award-winning digital banking capabilities, and noon’s leading e-commerce platform in the regional market, ensuring that customers can access a 360-degree range of services that is catered to customers’ lifestyles – all while making the digital experience secure and rewarding.

The first leg of the partnership will kick off with the launch of the ‘Mashreq noon VIP Visa Credit Card’, the UAE’s first e-commerce co-branded credit card. It will offer customers a wide range of benefits including 3.5% cashback on all purchases at noon, 1% on all other domestic and international spends, a joining bonus of AED 500, and zero annual fees. Additionally, cardholders will receive exclusive noon privileges including free delivery on all noon express orders, complimentary discounts at multiple merchant and retail partners, and 0% interest rate for the first six months.

Customers in the UAE can apply for the card with zero paperwork through the bank’s digital platforms, receiving a digital card in as little as three hours.        

H.E Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair, Chairman, Mashreq Bank, said: “The region’s e-commerce landscape has rapidly evolved in recent years, but it has significantly accelerated over the last few months as people increasingly shop online due to the Covid-19 pandemic. This milestone partnership between Mashreq and noon – two companies with a shared commitment to make the lives of customers easier through digital-first innovation – reflects this burgeoning market, and will serve to simplify the online shopping experience for consumers navigating an increasingly digital world. Mashreq’s leading banking and financial expertise combined with noon’s lifestyle and consumer experience capabilities will ensure e-commerce continues to make huge strides in the UAE, even as we enter a post-pandemic world.”

Mohamed Alabbar, noon, said of the partnership: “I firmly believe our market is on the cusp of a large e-commerce revolution, one which the pandemic will only accelerate. Noon was created to provide the people of this region with a local player they could rely on, offering an incredible service and experience. Over the past few months noon has experienced its own growth, becoming a much-needed and loved utility. People are shopping online with increased vigor, trust and need. We want to ensure our customers can enjoy the most compelling and exciting online shopping experience which is why we are excited about this market-leading partnership with Mashreq. Our ‘Mashreq noon VIP Visa Credit Card’ will give customers a secure, seamless shopping experience whilst rewarding them for their loyalty.”

As UAE customers evolve to rely increasingly on digital services, the new partnership from Mashreq and noon will focus on transforming everyday shopping for residents, and incentivize them with complimentary membership to noon VIP, a market-leading loyalty program. Already live in the UAE, the noon VIP program will be available to all Mashreq and noon customers who are registered Mashreq noon VIP VISA credit cardholders.

Mashreq and noon are committed to making the lives of customers easier and more convenient through digital-first innovation and more initiatives will be announced in the near future. The milestone partnership will continue to simplify everyday payments for customers who are navigating an increasingly digital world, while ensuring their privacy and financial safety. People wishing to join the waitlist for the Mashreq noon VIP VISA credit card can register here http://vipcard.noon.com/ to be first to hear more.

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