April 18, 2024

AFS And Xpence Alliance Innovates SME Financial Management In Bahrain

Arab Financial Services (AFS) and has forged a strategic partnership with Xpence during the Bahrain FRS on February 14, 2024
(Left to Right)-AFS Head of Processing, Mohammad Ajmal Basheer and Xpence Co-Founder, Hussain Alherz

Arab Financial Services (AFS), the Middle East and Africa region’s leading digital payment solutions provider and fintech enabler, has forged a strategic partnership with Xpence, the leading financial management platform during the Fintech Revolution Summit in Bahrain on February 14, 2024. It is indeed a landmark initiative redefining financial management for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Bahrain. It underscores a shared commitment to providing SMEs in Bahrain with advanced, secure, and innovative financial solutions.

Industry sources added that Xpence and AFS’s collaboration introduces a pioneering approach to SME financial management in Bahrain, combining Xpence’s acclaimed spend management solutions with AFS’s robust digital payment infrastructure.

Mohammed Ajmal Basheer, Head of Processing at AFS, stated, “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

Hussein Al Herz, Co-Founder of Xpence, expressed enthusiasm about the partnership, stating, “Joining forces with AFS marks a significant milestone in our mission to revolutionize 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.”

This alliance is poised to deliver unparalleled financial control and efficiency to Bahrain’s burgeoning SME sector, driving innovation and growth within the regional economy. SMEs in Bahrain can now access a suite of financial tools designed to enhance their operational efficiency, from seamless spend management to integrated Visa card solutions, all underpinned by the security and reliability of AFS’s payment network.

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.


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