About Us


Network International is a leading provider of payment solutions in the Middle East and Africa. Network International is well-equipped to meet the growing needs of its customers, making payment transactions secure, fast and easy for banks, financial institutions, retailers and their customers. 

Established in 1994, Network International has grown to become the region’s most innovative payment solutions provider. Be it credit and debit card processing, ATM management and monitoring, merchant acquiring or consumer finance applications, Network International offers a range of innovative products and services that can be tailored to your specific needs. In addition, Network International provides consultancy services to plan, design and prepare any new card product or programme.

A principal member of both Visa International and MasterCard International for the UAE, Network International is the first independent vendor to be certified by both Visa and MasterCard for card payments - a significant feat for any payment solutions provider in the Middle East. 

As Network International continues its growth trajectory, the company takes pride in delivering solutions that drive customer revenue and profitability.

Network International’s Milestones

2003: Launched third party processing for financial institutions

2004: New Chairman and Board of Directors appointed

2004: Operations launched in Lebanon, Egypt, Kuwait, Oman and Africa

2005: First to launch an EMV personalisation bureau in the region

2006: First to offer real-time card acceptance payment capability to UAE merchants through GPRS POS terminals

2006: ISO 27001 certified (data security certification)

2007: Integrated POS solutions launched to ease payment methods for the retail and hospitality sectors

2008: Acquired NPC Egypt (specialist in ATM and POS management)

2008: Launched joint venture with Oberthur

2009: Launched the joint venture SINNAD with Bahrain-based BENEFIT, to provide end-to-end card hosting and payment solutions to Bahrain and Saudi Arabia

2010: Acquired Diners Club franchise for UAE, Egypt, Lebanon and Jordan 

2010: Gained 70% share of acquiring business to become the UAE market leader

2011: Established Transguard Cash (TG Cash), a joint venture with Transguard Security, for advanced cash management

2011: Abraaj Capital acquires 49% stake of Network International


2012: Acquires majority stake in global ePayments firm TimesofMoney


2013: Becomes first to launch a mobile point of sale (mPOS) device in the UAE


2014: Becomes the first acquirer to launch a dedicated e-commerce solution – Network Online (NeO)


2015: Global investment firms Warburg Pincus and General Atlantic acquire a 49% stake in Network International from Abraaj Capital and Emirates Investment Authority 


2016: Acquires Emerging Markets Payments (EMP), making the combined entity the clear market leader across the MEA with presence across 71 countries