Masdar City, Mashreq Bank to progress UAE’s SME and start-up ecosystem

Masdar City, Mashreq Bank to progress UAE’s SME and start-up ecosystem

WAM: Masdar City and Mashreq Bank have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to provide financial services to Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) and start-ups based in the City. This will include easy access to NeoBiz, the bank’s first digital banking platform designed specifically for start-ups and SMEs.

The MoU was signed by Abdulla Balalaa, Executive Director of Masdar City, and Vikas Thapar, Executive Vice President, Head of Business Banking & NeoBiz at Mashreq Bank, at an official ceremony this week.

Speaking on the occasion, Balalaa said, “Masdar City is currently home to more than 1,000 companies, including a wide range of innovation-focused SMEs and start-ups. Through this strategic collaboration with Mashreq Bank, companies in Masdar City will have direct access to the bank’s cutting-edge suite of specially designed services to facilitate the upscaling of their operations.