Karachi: National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) set another precedent of becoming the first bank in the world to unveil the International Cricket Championship (ICC) World Cup Trophy-2019 at its Head Office.
Speaking at the ceremony NBP President Mr. Arif Usmani emphasized that digital disruption was shaping the future for banking and NBP is cognizant with Digitizing of the Banking sector in Pakistan. He further stated that NBP has embarked upon various technology initiatives aimed at the provision of multiple delivery channels and the launching of NBP’s first EMV & Contactless Debit Card and Mobile Banking App are a part of the journey of providing the best products to the customers.
Addressing the ceremony Mr. Muhammad Farooq, Group Head Payment Services & Digital Banking stated that the launch of EMV/Contactless Debit Cards powered by UnionPay are acceptable at more than 35 million merchants and 2 million ATMs across the globe. He further stated that due to NBP’s alliance partner GoLootlo, the customers of the bank can avail discounts at over 6,000 merchants across Pakistan.
NBP President Mr. Arif Usmani along with Mr. Aziz Kassamali, Chairman GoLootlo unveiled the ICC World Cup amid NBP Customers. Mr. Aziz further announced to help promote the digital commerce. Golootlo will be sponsoring the travel & lodging of 10 successful NBP EMV Cardholders based on spending through their debit cards at POS, to witness Pakistan’s play at the ICC World Cup in England. The lucky draw will be held early next month.
The launching ceremony of the ICC World Cup Trophy-2019 was attended by senior management of NBP including Mr. Arif Usmani – President & CEO NBP, Group Head Payment Services & Digital Banking Mr. Muhammad Farooq, SEVPs/Group Chiefs and Mr. Nabeel Aslam, Head of Debit & Prepaid Cards, Mr. Imran Zafar Malik-Head Innovation & e-Banking along with Chairman GoLootlo, Country Head UnionPay International and customers of NBP. Former renowned test cricketer Iqbal Qasim and other cricketers and media representatives participated in this well-attended ceremony.
The participants showed a keen interest in viewing the 2019 ICC World Cup Trophy at the head-office of the National Bank of Pakistan and thanked the NBP for providing this opportunity to them to watch the Trophy much ahead of the start of the world cup.