Al Hilal Bank customers can now start using their Emirates Identity Authority (EIDA) Identity Cards for withdrawals and transfers at all Al Hilal ATM machines across the UAE. The ‘Your Emirates ID… Your New Debit Card’ scheme marks the first time that EIDA cards are being used for ATM transactions in the country.
The pioneering initiative is the result of a strategic partnership agreement signed by Al Hilal Bank and EIDA in January 2013. Al Hilal Bank has been authorized to access information from the Authority’s Identity Cards such as name, passport number and nationality to automatically populate its core systems.
“We value the role of technology in ensuring convenience and quality services to our clients, which is why we eagerly pursued our partnership with EIDA to come up with the ‘Your Emirates ID… Your New Debit Card’ project. We are also proud of how our latest technology-enabled service complements the UAE’s broader vision of transforming itself into a digital society. We encourage our customers to avail of the benefits of using their Identity Cards in our national ATM network,” said Mohamed Jamil Berro, Group CEO, Al Hilal Bank.
Originally published on www.cpifinancial.net