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UnionPay International and Paysys Labs launches NBP Digital Mobile Application – Mar 2018

National Bank of Pakistan, the largest Pakistani state-owned Commercial Bank, in partnership with UnionPay International and Paysys Labs signed an agreement to launch NBP’s Mobile banking application, NBP Digital. The mobile banking application is available on both iOS and Android devices and provides customers access to the bank’s digital ecosystem.

“Smartphones are playing an increasingly important role in banking” said Mr. Azfar Jamal, Head of Payment Services and E-Banking Division at National Bank of Pakistan. “Launching NBP Digital is a key step in our digitization strategy, making banking even more accessible and user-friendly for our customers.”

The signing ceremony between National Bank, UnionPay & Paysys Labs was attended by Mr. Azfar Jamal, Head – Payment Services & E-Banking in National Bank of Pakistan, Mr. Nadeem Haroon, Country Head of UnionPay and Mr. Karim Jindani, Chief Executive Officer of Paysys Labs (Private) Limited.

The mobile application of National bank has been integrated with the National Bank’s system to provide their customers an easy access to their accounts. NBP account holders can access their accounts by registering themselves to this application where they can link their national bank accounts.

The National Bank of Pakistan mobile banking app enables customers to access their money and manage their accounts using the most commonly used features of Internet Banking with easy to use features including:

  • View account details and balances on National Bank personal accounts and savings accounts.
  • Check balances and see transaction history (up to 90 days) on National Bank personal and current accounts
  • Make transfers i.e. Funds transfers and Inter-bank fund transfers (IBFT)
  • Pay bills
  • Set up new payment recipients (Beneficiary)
  • Find National Bank ATM

Furthermore, this app will include Non-financial transaction i.e. Cheque book request, Debit card request, Address update and meeting requests where user will be able to set up meetings with Branch manager or Operation manager via mobile app. This app is also planned to include QR payments and Tap and go payments.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr. Azfar Jamal said, “NBP continue to leverage technology to provide a world-class banking experience to its customers by introducing the National Bank Mobile app. With this mobile banking applications, it will offer its customers an exceptional and unparalleled experience in their interactions with the Bank.”

Mr. Karim Jindani, Chief Executive Officer of Paysys Labs commented:” Paysys Labs supports financial institutions in offering mobile payment solutions since the very beginning of the deployment of these services. The launch of NBP Digital is one of them. We are delighted to be involved in this project and to support National Bank of Pakistan with our flexible and secure platform”

Mr. Nadeem Haroon, Country Head of UnionPay commented:” The usage of mobile applications to assist daily activities like banking – on the go is very popular, especially applications that provide users with everything they need in one place. The launch of National Bank Mobile Application will ensue NBP’s customers can manage their money when they need to and allows them to control their accounts quickly and easily”

National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) is a major Pakistani commercial bank with headquarters in Karachi. Although state-owned, it operates as commercial bank, while still continuing to act as trustee of public funds and as the agent to the State Bank of Pakistan in places where SBP does not have a presence, as SBP is the major shareholder of NBP. For more information, visit

UnionPay International (UPI) is a subsidiary of China UnionPay focused on the growth and support of UnionPay’s global business. In partnership with more than 1700 institutions worldwide, UnionPay International has enabled card acceptance in 168 countries and regions with issuance in 48 countries and regions. UnionPay International provides high quality, cost effective and secure cross-border payment services to the world’s largest cardholder base and ensures convenient local services to a growing number of global UnionPay cardholders and merchants. For more information, visit

Paysys Labs is a Boutique Payments and Retail, Digital Financial Solutions Company providing reliable and secure technology platforms that enable Banks, Telco’s and Businesses to offer their customers a vast array of payment types, across multiple channels, anywhere at any time. For more information, visit

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