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Commercial Bank of Dubai and Thunes partner to offer real-time international remittances

24 June 2020

Singapore/Dubai, 24 June 2020 - Commercial Bank of Dubai, one of the leading national banks in the UAE, and global cross-border payment provider Thunes announced a partnership that will facilitate real-time cross-border transaction flows between the UAE and the rest of the world.

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24 September 2018

Commercial Bank of Dubai and PwC sign agreement to foster digital innovation

Dubai, September 23, 2018: Commercial Bank of Dubai (CBD) and PwC Middle East, recently signed an agreement on an innovation programme that will help the bank provide exceptional customer experience. The programme will promote collaboration with FinTech startups and will position CBD to effectively leverage emerging technology as a tool.

During the yearlong initiative, CBD will look to solve key business problems, improve efficiency, and identify new opportunities across all areas of business. Leveraging the expertise of PwC, CBD will ensure that an all-inclusive culture of innovation and disruption is fostered throughout the bank.

The agreement was signed by Dr. Bernd van Linder, Chief Executive Officer of CBD, and Mehryar Ghazali, Partner and Financial Services Practice Leader at PwC Middle East, during a ceremony held recently in Dubai, in the presence of senior management from both organizations.

Mehryar Ghazali, Partner and Financial Services Practice Leader at PwC Middle East, said: “Technology has become an integral part of our daily lives and our agreement with CBD comes at the perfect time when we look to foster cultural innovation and embrace technology at its best. Achieving a unique banking experience is at the core of this initiative and we at PwC are proud to be part of it; and transform the way CBD's people and its customers embrace technology.” 

Speaking on the significance of this agreement, Dr. Bernd van Linder, said: “We are delighted to have PwC Middle East as our advisors to help redefine our banking processes and enhance the customer journey. Digital transformation is a strategic priority for CBD as part of its vision to be default digital. This arrangement will enable us to drive innovation and leverage cutting-edge technologies to deliver a world class customer experience across all segments including personal, corporate and commercial businesses.”

As part of the project, PwC will support CBD build, design and operate CBD Lab – a corporate workspace focused on building a culture of innovation, collaboration and disruption. CBD Lab will launch in late October.