Real estate investment portal introduces payment gateway solution
EQARAT.COM, the Middle East's leading real estate investment portal, announced Monday it has partnered with Emirates Bank, one of the leading innovators in the United Arab Emirates banking sector, to provide payment gateway solution that will enable Eqarat’s customers to pay online with major credit cards for a range of company related services.
With the property market in the Middle East heating up, executives at Eqarat.com believe it is important to provide a rapid and reliable online payment service for investors and real estate related businesses globally. Eqarat.com has deployed Emirates Bank’s payment gateway solution to make the down-payment process easier, faster and fully secure.
Given the ongoing growth of the property market in the Middle East – current developments are valued at a staggering $150 billion according to the latest estimates – executives have expressed confidence that the payment solution provides them with a vital competitive edge.
“Eqarat.com is the region’s first ‘new economy’ real estate management company and our aim is to use leading edge technology to provide buyers with the highest standards of service and delivery,” said Mr. Ali Al Rahma, founder and CEO of Eqarat.com. “Our new e-payment service facilitates financing by providing people with real-time financial transactions and the confidence of a totally secure online environment.”
“We are proud to partner with an e-property market leader like Eqarat.com by providing secured and efficient e-payment channels. Eqarat has recognized the advanced functionality and the fully-fledged technical support of the bank’s online payment solution ” Mr. Mohammed Al Jallaf, Senior Manager at Electronic Banking Services, Emirates Bank
With the new online payment system in place, real estate allied companies worldwide can now pay on the internet for membership to be registered on Eqarat.com’s ‘Service Connect’ offering, which is the most comprehensive list of companies related to the real estate industry.
Additionally, the new online payment service provides business leaders with the opportunity to book advertising space on Eqarat.com’s portal and in the company’s online weekly newsletter, which is distributed to more than 100,000 investors globally.
The company plans in the very near future to allow visitors to the Eqarat.com portal to also use the new online payment gateway for a variety of other services offered by the company, which deals with a wide range of commercial and residential buying and selling transactions including apartment blocks, villas, hotels and land.
“Surely, this partnership will add significant volume of business to the bank and will further enhance its image as a leader in providing e-payment channels”. Mr. Al Jallaf added.
Mr. Al Rahma concluded: “The aim of providing an online service is to make the process of conducting business over the Internet easier for our customers. Being able to make payment online, in a secure environment, means our buyers and sellers are able to transact business in the most convenient way possible.” (menareport.com)
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