Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Samsung Gulf Electronics announced a new Samsung Pay partnership with Sharjah Islamic Bank today. Sharjah Islamic Bank customers, using Mastercard Credit, Debit or Prepaid Cards, will now have the option to make payments across the UAE using compatible Samsung mobile phones. The partnership marks a new addition to Samsung Pay’s extensive portfolio of major payment networks and banks, to provide greater flexibility, access, and choice for customers in the UAE.
“We are very pleased and excited to have Sharjah Islamic Bank come onboard as our partner for Samsung Pay in the UAE,” said Mohammad Gharaibeh, Head of Enterprise – Mobile Business, Samsung Gulf Electronics. “The partnership with Sharjah Islamic Bank, alongside our ecosystem of partners across payment networks, banks, retailers and merchants, assures customers that they will be able to enjoy the full benefits of using Samsung Pay almost anywhere.”
Nabil Abou Alwan, Head of Retail Banking Group, Sharjah Islamic Bank, said: “Sharjah Islamic Bank is committed to bringing the latest technology in banking services to its valued customers. Our partnership with Samsung is an important milestone in our digital banking strategy and we are proud to be the first Islamic bank in the region to bring payment solutions on this platform without the need of a physical card.”
“All Sharjah Islamic Bank Cardholders who have credit, debit and prepaid cards will be able to take advantage of this new, easy to use and secured technology for almost all their payments at points of sale.” Abou Alwan added.