Verve, one of the leading payments technology and card business in Africa, has held a first transaction event in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.


In a statement from the company, it says Verve Global cardholders can now use their cards on Discover Global Network to transact in more than 185 countries and territories, including Dubai, United Arab Emirates.


Speaking at the launch in Dubai, Mitchell Elegbe, Interswitch Group Managing Director, expressed his excitement, stating that the decision to bring Verve Global to Dubai was a strategic one: “Dubai is an important destination of choice for business and leisure as well as being a popular destination for Nigerians.”


The transaction in Dubai comes following the successful launch last August in New York and marks Verve International’s first entrance into the UAE region.


Speaking further, he added: “As we approach the Dubai Expo 2020, we believe this is the right time to expand into a region with a rapidly evolving payments market. The launch in Dubai will provide an efficient way for new and existing Verve Global cardholders to transact whenever they visit the region”.


Mike Ogbalu III, Chief Executive Officer, Verve International, expressing his gratitude to stakeholders and partners present, reiterated the mission and vision of Verve, stating its core objective of making seamless payment solutions available to Nigerians and Africans in every part of the world.


“We are very delighted that a domestic card scheme of African origin can be used to make payments across the world. We express our gratitude to all our partners, particularly Zenith Bank and First City Monument Bank, who have joined us today. One of the biggest assets of Verve International is our partners. Thank you for joining us on this epic journey to plant our footprints all over the world. We are very confident that you will remain with us as we continue to take bold steps”, he said.