QF'S SMART CITY INITIATIVE
Qatar National Bank has signed an agreement with Qatar Foundation to issue a multipurpose co-branded card, called "Hawiyati", that will create a cashless-spending environment in Education City.
Hawiyati is a two-phased project that will enable its holders to have a two-in-one smart card. While providing its users with a unique photo ID that allows them smart access to Qatar Foundation's campus, the card also enables them to make payments, perform e-Commerce, and have a multicurrency wallet, a statement released by QNB said. The dual-faced card will include the QF details, such as photo, name, department or university, and logo on one side and the other side will include the QNB payment requirements, such as magstripe, signature panel, account number, and CVC2. The card will also come with a sticker that incorporates Near Field Communication technology, allowing the customer to make contactless payments securely.