Dubai, December 2021 – Toppan FutureCard, a Toppan Company, and UAE-based global end-to-end card solutions provider, collaborates with SimpliFi, a Card as a Service (CaaS) platform with headquarters in the UAE, to boost end-to-end card issuance services in Middle East, North Africa, and Pakistan.

With the rising demand of digitalization, Fintech services became an essential sector within the financial industries in the Middle Eastern region. Today, there are various new Fintech start-ups operating in the region, with a projection of rising from 30 companies in 2017 to 465 Fintech companies by 2022*. Being at the forefront of the Fintech startups in the region, UAE’s total value of digital payment transactions has more than doubled in the last two years and reached US$18.5 billion in 2020, according to the World Digital Report 2021**.

Toppan FutureCard is aiming to support the emerging Fintech start-up sector by offering fast and flexible onboarding programs whilst SimpliFi a ‘Cards-as-a-Service’ platform provider for MENA and Pakistan is on a mission to democratize card issuance by enabling businesses to issue cards across multiple markets. The two companies have signed a partnership agreement, in which both sides agree that Toppan FutureCard provides SimpliFi with state-of-the-art card production and fulfillment services as well as seamless customer onboarding solutions.

“As a company where flexibility is embedded in the corporate DNA, Toppan FutureCard focuses on offering flexible and fast end-to-end card issuance services and solutions targeting specifically Fintech companies,” says Michael Hraschan, Director of Product Management Payment who added, “One of our latest collaboration agreements hast been signed with the promising Fintech start-up SimpliFi with its ‘Cards-as-a-Service’ model. We aim to fulfil the unique requirements of SimpliFi as well as further up-and-coming Fintech companies to launch their products quickly into the market by continuously improving our service delivery times.”

Commenting on the signed partnership agreement, Ali Sattar, Founder and CEO, SimpliFi said: “SimpliFi was looking for an experienced partner to provide card production and fulfillment services with an on the ground presence in the region, a full suite of offerings and quick delivery times. Toppan FutureCard was a natural choice as it has a strong track record of delivering innovative solutions to clients in the region.” He added, “We look forward to working with the Toppan FutureCard team to bring unique propositions to market for our clients”.

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Sources
* https://www.statista.com/topics/8699/fintech-in-mena/
** https://fintechnews.ae/8914/abudhabi/uae-fintech-report-and-map-2021-fintech-in-dubai-and-abu-dhabi/

About SimpliFi
SimpliFi is on a mission to democratize payments by building the leading Cards as a Service (CaaS) platform for MENA and Pakistan. We empower businesses to unlock the power of financial ownership by enabling them to issue payment cards to streamline business operations, drive new revenue streams and increase loyalty. Whether it’s a burgeoning startup in one market or an enterprise with regional presence, we enable companies to issue and manage their card programs with ease and confidence.

Toppan
Established in Tokyo in 1900, Toppan is a leading and diversified global provider committed to delivering sustainable, integrated solutions in fields including printing, communications, security, packaging, décor materials, electronics, and digital transformation. Toppan’s global team of more than 50,000 employees offers optimal solutions enabled by industry-leading expertise and technologies to address the diverse challenges of every business sector and society and contribute to the achievement of shared sustainability goals.
For more information, visit www.toppan.com/en/ or follow Toppan on LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/company/toppan/.

About Toppan Gravity
As a global solutions provider primarily focused on the payment and Identity industries, Toppan Gravity Ltd. aims at developing the next generation of virtual and physical security documents.
With the vision of becoming the forerunner in the secure ID and payment industry, the company focuses on driving synergies within the Toppan Group, through strategic acquisitions. Toppan Gravity empowers promising companies’ having state-of-the-art technology or businesses in emerging markets, including Asia, Africa, and Latin America to enhance their overall performance. Furthermore, the company enables its acquisitions to take advantage of the opportunities presented by its large, diversified group having numerous resources and extensive know-how.
For more information, visit www.toppangravity.com or contact info@toppangravity.com.

About Toppan FutureCard
FutureCard Ind. L.L.C., a Toppan Gravity company, is a UAE based global provider of end-to-end card solutions with the focus on payment, ID, transport, telecom, loyalty, and retail. Since 2003 FutureCard is designing, manufacturing and customizing high quality and cutting-edge smartcard technologies and solutions. From January 2022, Toppan FutureCard will be integrated within Toppan Gravity.
For more information, visit www.toppanfuturecard.com or contact info@toppangravity.com.