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Samsung Wallet in Saudi

(Topic created on: 11-16-2023 05:20 AM)
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jeff2
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Why Samsung Wallet is still not available in Saudi Arabia while Apple Pay has been approved for a long time here. Mada is okay buy SW will bring more features and safer. 
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Anonymous
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For now you can use mada buy app its the same
jeff2
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Thank you. I have Mada but samsung wallet has everything and all type of cards can be added.
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ayman129
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they said it will be available in 2 Months
jeff2
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Hopefully. Thanks for the update brother.
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RamiAlbattat
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Greetings Mr. Jeff,

Samsung wallet is required to sign an official agreement with SAMA (saudi central bank) in order to activate the app within Saudi payment system. Apple pay has already signed this agreement while samsung has not. Of course, samsung has a sole discretion to sign and agree on the terms or not. However, it seems (but I am not sure) that the agreement is coming to a final stage. This apply to any digital payment company, like google pay, stc pay, samsung pay, mobily pay, etc. I hope this answers your question.

All the best
jeff2
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Thank you Mr. Rami for the info.. we just hope that Samsung wallet will be available in Saudi soon to compete with Apple Pay.
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جالاكسى S
As Rami mentioned above, this is a matter of Samsung Pay to agree on the terms & conditions of "SAMA" and "MADA".
Also In fact Samsung Pay didn't respond to "Saudi Payments" when they offered them to provide their Payment services in KSA. and so as the other Payment services providers... except for Apple Pay who was the first to respond (as mentioned by Mr. Ziad Al Yusef CEO of Saudi Payments) in a podcast episode 4 years ago.