American Express Saudia Arabia expands its online merchant acceptance network through an agreement with Ottu

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March 06, 2024 , Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

American Express Saudi Arabia has announced an agreement with Ottu, a leading fintech company in the Middle East & GCC countries. Through this collaboration, American Express Card members will have more payment choice when shopping at thousands of Ottu’s online merchants.

This agreement is aligned with American Express Saudi Arabia’s commitment to increase the number of merchants that accept American Express and create opportunities for merchants to attract a broader customer base.

Merchants on Ottu’s platform will automatically be enrolled to accept American Express payments.  It will enable them to attract consumers and business from a global base of American Express Cardmembers – from Middle East and all around the world. 

Talal Alawadhi, Ottu's CEO, expressed his satisfaction with this agreement, emphasizing the value this collaboration brings to current and future American Express Cardmembers. He sees this collaboration as a significant step in empowering businesses to innovate and create new possibilities in the Saudi market.

Fahad M. Al Guthami, CEO at American Express Saudi Arabia said: "We are delighted to sign an agreement with Ottu as part of our commitment to expanding our merchant acceptance network and enabling our Cardmembers to use their Cards more and more for everyday spend.” 

About Ottu

Ottu, a leading fintech company, is revolutionizing online payments for merchants in the MENA region. Through continuous innovation and direct integrations with banks, Ottu empowers businesses with seamless and secure payment solutions. Ottu's dedication to fostering strategic partnerships with banks, schemes, and acquirers fuels the growth of the fintech ecosystem, ultimately creating a more robust and inclusive financial landscape across the region.
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About American Express Saudi 

American Express Saudi Arabia is regulated by the Saudi Central Bank (SAMA) as a Finance Company. The company owns and operates the American Express Card and merchant business in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.   American Express products have been serving cardmembers, merchants, and corporations in Saudi Arabia for over 20 years, the formation of American Express Saudi Arabia in 1999 represented a major milestone for the development of the American Express Brand in the Kingdom. Combining the resources and expertise of American Express with The Saudi Investment Bank has contributed to developing and expanding the services offered to American Express Cardmembers and merchants in the Kingdom.
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