Mashreq launches Student Banking Centre at Dubai International Academic City

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Published May 31st, 2011 - 08:48 GMT

Mashreq, one of the UAE’s leading financial institutions announced the launch of the first Student Banking Centre (Electronic Banking Unit) at Dubai International Academic City (DIAC), serving 27 universities and academic institutions.

This Student Banking Centre is part of Mashreq’s student banking solutions that aims to provide a suite of financial, educational and social engagement services that collectively help the youth to better understand banking and how to smartly interact with finances.

Apart of the Centre launch, Mashreq partnered with, the first dedicated social media platform in the Arab world that will focus on personal finance for youth to launch Campus cashy. The campus will offer students an opportunity to blog, join interest groups, promote educational campaigns and publish content related to personal finance on the platform, as well as on Facebook and Twitter. This exchange of financial experiences will encourage sound decision-making amongst the youth.

Douglas Beckett, Head of Retail Banking, Mashreq, said, “This proposition signifies the bank’s commitment to the education sector, and is our way of giving back to the local community we operate in. It is customized to address student needs and we aim to invest in products and programmes that help to develop the next generation, by giving them much-needed financial skills. We are excited that we have worked with industry experts like and cashy along the way, who share the same vision as us and have helped our thinking and we look forward to expand this proposition.”

Omar Asghar, Head of Wealth Management, Mashreq, commented, “At Mashreq, we aim to offer propositions aimed at servicing the various segments in the community. The student segment is rather important as it reflects our future and it’s necessary that they are aware of the importance of banking in their lives and how it can impact their finances. Our student banking solution is not only designed to meet their financial requirements but also to educate them about the impact of managing it wisely.”

Mashreq’s student banking solutions will provide financial tips and channel entrepreneurial aspirations of the student community by helping them understand banking better. The student banking package will include a student account with a structured savings plan that will be accessible to online and mobile banking services.

Mashreq’s student’s banking solutions will also offer students the opportunity to get campus work experience since the kiosk will be managed by them.

Nima Abu-Wardeh, founder and chief executive of Cashy, said: “Students in the UAE are very different to those who live in the west and the east. They might be culturally inclined towards their home countries but their spending behaviour is very different. They tend to have access to cash through their parents, and generally don’t have bank accounts. Campus cashy aims to empower our student population to become better equipped to deal with money matters. ”

Background Information


Mashreq has provided banking and financial services to millions of customers and businesses since 1967.

We are one of UAE's leading financial institutions with a growing retail presence in the region including Egypt, Qatar, Kuwait and Bahrain. We focus on providing our customers access to a wide range of innovative products and services.

Dubai International Academic City

The world’s largest free zone dedicated to higher education and the pursuit of intellectual growth.

Dubai International Academic City (DIAC) was launched in April 2007 to cater to the needs of the region’s growing and diverse academic community. Home to numerous regional and international colleges and universities, it serves over 27,000 students from all around the world. With more than 500 undergraduate and post-graduate programmes currently offered to students, DIAC continues to expand and grow as per the needs of its robust and talented academic community.

للسبت الـ15.. احتجاجات السترات الصفراء تتواصل في فرنسا

Published February 23rd, 2019 - 09:46 GMT
من احتجاجات السترات الصفراء في فرنسا
من احتجاجات السترات الصفراء في فرنسا

يواصل الآلاف من محتجي حركة "السترات الصفراء" تظاهراتهم للأسبوع الخامس عشر على التوالي في العاصمة باريس ومدن فرنسية أخرى.

وقالت الشرطة في بيان، "أعلن في باريس عن خمس تظاهرات، ثلاث منها بشكل تجمعات، أما المسيرتان الأخريان اللتان سميتا على موقع فيسبوك للتواصل الاجتماعي "تسونامي أصفر" و"كلنا في الشانزيليزيه لا نتراجع عن شيء"، فستنطلقان من قوس النصر ظهر اليوم السبت على التوالي وتنتهيان في ساحة تروكاديرو".

وأضاف البيان أن هذه المسيرات ستعبر جادة الشانزليزيه وحي الأوبرا وتلتف حول متحف اللوفر وتتوقف أمام مقر "حركة شركات فرنسا" ثم تواصل طريقها إلى ساحة تروكاديرو.

من جهتها قالت وزارة الداخلية الفرنسية بشان الأرقام التي تنشرها، إن حجم التظاهرات تراجع في أيام السبوت الأربعة الأخيرة.

بدورهم أعلن أربعة آلاف شخص من رواد مواقع التواصل الاجتماعي مساء الجمعة عبر فيسبوك عن نيتهم المشاركة في هذه التجمعات، وقال أكثر من 18 ألفا آخرين إنهم "مهتمون" بها.

وذكرت مواقع التواصل أنه ستُنظم تجمعات في مدن أخرى غير العاصمة، مثل بوردو، التي تعد مع تولوز من مواقع التعبئة الكبرى التي تشهد باستمرار صدامات عنيفة مع قوات الشرطة.

من جهتها أبلغت نقابة شرطة بوردو المسؤولين مساء الجمعة عن "الوضع الحرج" و"الإنهاك المعنوي والجسدي" لرجال الشرطة، مطالبة بوسائل أكثر فاعلية لمواجهة "حرب العصابات في المدن".

لكن وزير الداخلية الفرنسي كريستوف كاستانير صرح خلال زيارة إلى ضاحية أوبرفيلييه شمال شرقي باريس "إذا كان البعض يعتقدون أن رجال الشرطة سينهكون وسيتم استنزافهم، فهم مخطئون"، مؤكدا أن "رجال الشرطة سيكونون حاضرين وسيقومون بمهامهم".

يشار إلى أن 41 ألف شخص تظاهروا في فرنسا السبت الماضي، مقابل 282 ألفا في 17 نوفمبر أول يوم للتحركات الاحتجاجية الاجتماعية، بحسب بيانات رسمية

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