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Ubank-Ufone on Qubee on Upaisa, agreement signed

July 11, 2014

Owing to availability of extensive and reliable financial solutions by Ufone, Qubee, a renowned broadband service provider in Pakistan with coverage in Karachi, Lahore and twin cities of Islamabad/Rawalpindi, has taken up Upaisa to facilitate its customers in bill payment by entering into Electronic Bills Collection Agreement with Ubank, whereby the Qubee customers will be able to pay for their billsthrough Upaisa mobile accounts or by walking in to any Ufone Service Centers and Franchise, Ubank branchesand 25,000+ Upaisa outlets across Pakistan.

The decision to use Ufone's financial services by Qubee was taken in view of the increased internet penetration and a subsequent need of paying internet bills on anywhere, anytime basis.

Mr. Azimullah Khan, CIO Ubank, appreciated the initiative of Qubee for adding Upaisa as another payment option for its valued customers. He emphasized the importance of building long term, mutually beneficial relationship between the entities benefiting from the expertise, outreach and services of each other.

Mr. Noman Azhar Head of Financial Services at Ufone said, "Providing this financial service to Qubee exemplifies Upaisa's commitment towards continuous innovation in providing convenience, reliability, efficiency and ease of use to its valued customers."

Mr. Jamal Nasir, CEO of Qubee Pakistan, was pleased with Upaisa's alliance with Qubee as its payment channel. At this occasion he added, "Providing facility and ease of paying bills in such dire and unpredictable city conditions through their mobile account or corner shop is how we want to provide value to our customers". Qubee wants to ensure that their customer faces no issues with regards to their services or their other facilities.

It is pertinent to mention here that customers can already pay their utility bills via Upaisa service, while Qubee is another addition in Upaisa's portfolio, besides PTCL EVO postpaid and EVO Prepaid, to facilitate its customers with this easy to use, swift and reliable service for paying internet bills.

About Ufone: Ufone the leader in innovation is an Etisalat Group Company with its presence in all the major cities of Pakistan along with a comprehensive coverage across all major towns, villages and tehsil headquarters of the country. The company employs more than 3,850 people and operates with a network of more than 380 franchises and 23 company-owned customer service centers along with a distribution network of 150,000 outlets nationwide.

About Ubank: U Microfinance Bank is a fully owned subsidiary of PTCL, an Etisalat Company. Granted nation-wide license by the SBP in February 2013, Ubank has fast becoming a name to be reckoned with in peer institutions. Powered by Ufone brand Upaisa, its Branchless Banking has reached in nock and corner of the country in much faster time than any peer organization thus far. The Bank plans to take on board many new services and organization in different sectors to make it a 'brand of choice' for the customers to have services,literally, at their fingertips through the Mobile Phones.

About Qubee: Qubee is a well established Nationwide Broadband service provider with the latest 4G broadband technology which provides high speed internet with massive data volume at affordable rates to the masses. With its operations in the big cities of Karachi, Lahore, Islamabad and Rawalpindi, Qubee boasts with a vast coverage in the metropolitan cities of Pakistan.

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Source: Daily Messenger (Pakistan)

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