Innovative payment solution boosts digital payments

With just a tap on the phone, secure transactions can be made using digital wallets as businesses move towards cardless payments.

All global card digital wallet services such as Apple Pay, Samsung Pay and Google Pay are now accepted in Qatar, which has enabled visitors, especially during the FIFA World Cup Qatar, to process and complete their digital payments.

Qatari banks have launched several payment services amid growing demand for the popular mobile payment service and digital wallet among the country’s bank customers. The largest financial institution in the Middle East and Africa, QNB Group, has launched Apple Pay, Samsung Pay and Google Pay to expand customer access to one of the most advanced and secure digital payment methods.

Also, other banks like Dukhan Bank, QIIB, QIB, Commercial Bank, Ahli Bank and Doha Bank have introduced an innovative payment solution for their customers using these digital wallet payment platforms. With the increasing demand for contactless transactions and the preference of customers to use simple and secure payment solutions that offer a seamless and convenient digital payment experience.

Ooredoo, the main telecom operator in Qatar, made Apple Pay available in the Ooredoo app last year. The payment service is a secure payment method for iOS users. In addition, it announced that customers with Android devices can use Google Pay in the Ooredoo app, which enables in-app, online and in-person contactless payments on Android mobile devices.

Ooredoo continues to make it easy for its customers to top up and pay with options like Google Pay, Apple Pay, Nojoom Points, and local and international credit cards through the Ooredoo app.

Vodafone Qatar has also introduced Apple Pay for customers to use for easy, secure and private payments in the My Vodafone iOS app. Apple Pay is a secure, contactless payment method for purchases in person, in iOS apps, and online that can be authorized and completed directly from any iPhone, eliminating the need for cash or physical bank card transactions. Also last year, Vodafone Qatar’s Infinity Payment Solutions (IPS), a separate financial institution and wholly-owned subsidiary of Vodafone, announced the launch of iPay, Qatar’s first licensed e-wallet.

Recent data released by Visa on December 8, 2022 revealed that 88 percent of Visa payments at the official venues of the Qatar FIFA World Cup have been made contactless. For Qatar 2022, Visa enabled more payment terminals at official locations than ever before.

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