Qatar Central Bank has disclosed through a tweet that they have issued their first license for digital payments to iPay by Vodafone Qatar and Ooredoo Money.

These new services include the issuing of electronic wallets through the iPay mobile payment system, which provides a payment feature for merchants and enables users to transfer funds locally. The electronic wallet also facilitates international money transfers via a licensed bank or exchange service in the State of Qatar.Statement by Vodafone Qatar

An initial step to include all companies providing digital payment services under the supervision of the Qatar Central Bank to contribute to the development of the financial technology sector and enhance financial inclusion.Statement by Qatar Central Bank