Arab Financial Services & Xpence team to fuel SME financial management in Bahrain

By Gloria Mathias

February 16, 2024

  • Afs
  • Arab Financial Services
  • Bahrain

Arab Financial Services (AFS), the Middle East and Africa region’s digital payment solutions provider and FinTech enabler, has entered a strategic partnership with Xpence, the financial management platform, to redefine financial management for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Bahrain,

This partnership was inked at the Fintech Revolution Summit in Bahrain on February 14, 2024.

Xpence and AFS’s collaboration introduces a pioneering approach to SME financial management in Bahrain, combining Xpence’s spend management solutions with AFS’s robust digital payment infrastructure. This alliance is poised to deliver financial control and efficiency to Bahrain’s burgeoning SME sector, driving growth within the regional economy.

The partnership offers the following:

  • Tailored Financial Solutions for Bahrain’s SMEs: The partnership uniquely positions Xpence to tailor its offerings to the specific needs of Bahraini SMEs, integrating AFS’s superior payment processing prowess.
  • Expanding Horizons: By leveraging AFS’s established presence and expertise, this strategic alliance also signifies Xpence’s commitment to expanding its footprint in the GCC, with Bahrain serving as a key market.
  • Leveraging Visa Fintech Fast Track for Enhanced Financial Solutions: Participation in the Visa Fintech Fast Track program accelerates the process of integrating with Visa, allowing Xpence to more easily leverage the reach, capabilities, and security that Visa offers.
  • Empowering Economic Vision: The collaboration aligns with Bahrain’s economic vision. By introducing cutting-edge financial technologies to the SME sector, AFS and Xpence are not only enhancing business operations but also contributing to the economic diversification and digital transformation of Bahrain.

Mohammed Ajmal Basheer, Head of Processing at AFS, said, “This partnership underscores our commitment to building inclusive payment ecosystems for SMEs. We are excited to work with Xpence to develop and power digital payment tools that cater to their specific needs, supporting their digital transformation journey.”

Hussein Al Herz, Co-Founder of Xpence, stated, “Joining forces with AFS marks a significant milestone in our mission to revolutionise SME financial management in the GCC. This partnership is a testament to our shared vision of empowering businesses with innovative financial solutions that drive growth and efficiency.”

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