The Ministry of Finance (MoF) yesterday launched eDirham Voucher (eD-Voucher), in order to provide the clients with a more convenient and efficient way of making payments for public services, through different platforms and channels that use the latest technologies.
eD-Voucher is a means of payment consisting of pre-paid paper receipts acceptable at all eDirham system channels, including EFT Points of Sale POS, self-service eD-Kiosks, electronic payment, mobile payment, among others.
Saeed Al Yateem, Assistant Undersecretary for Budgeting and Finance at the MoF, said, "The launch of eD-Voucher is going to broaden eDirham beneficent clients base by enabling non-eDirham card holders or those who don't need to keep the cards permanently, of making payment for services through the system."
He added, "eD-Voucher is an affordable low cost choice as an alternative to standard eDirham pre-paid ‘Al Haslah' cards, which makes it a distinguished payment method to serve customers seeking to make a one-time payment transaction for certain low-amounted services, instead of buying eDirham pre-paid cards that they might not use again. These customers can now opt for buying eD-Voucher to pay for services either at one of eDirham Points of Sale or over the Internet or through the mobile."
Al Yateem noted that eD-Vouchers are user friendly, and users can get them at any of the approved eDirham system distribution outlets.
Saif Al Shehi, Senior Managing Director - UAE Government & VVIP Clients at the National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD), said, "NBAD is committed to enhancing its strategic partnership with the Ministry of Finance in eDirham systems' framework. The launch of eD-Voucher is a qualitative leap that contributes to enhance the scope of availing eDirham for use as a secured and reliable means of payment. eD-Voucher can help service providers in different scenarios that require clients who do not hold eDirham pre-paid cards and want to benefit from the system, to pay for services or to buy an item in an effective manner".
He added, "Likewise other smart eDirham service applications, the eD-Voucher solution console on the Internet will enable concerned parties to manage, configure and view reports relevant to eD-Vouchers issued."