HPS introduces QR-based National Payment System to Saudi Arabia

HPS introduces QR-based National Payment System to Saudi Arabia
05.03.2020 09:45 am

HPS introduces QR-based National Payment System to Saudi Arabia

Payments

To enhance the electronic payment sector throughout Saudi Arabia and reduce the dependence on cash, HPS has been appointed by Saudi Payments, a fully owned subsidiary of Saudi Arabia Monetary Authority (SAMA), to provide a unified QR code platform to enable banks, wallet providers and FINTECHs to interact seamlessly within an interoperable platform. This initiative is based on the joint partnership between the two parties, and it aims to support the continuous development of the electronic payments environment in the Kingdom.

The introduction of QR codes will be an important step towards providing a universally consistent experience for both merchants and consumers, while also ensuring interoperability and acceptance of secure payments. The goal is to develop an integrated payment environment that allows all parties to benefit in an open-loop payment environment based on the latest messaging standards, ISO 20022. It means merchants, individual customers, and service providers will be linked together to complete payments using the same code regardless of the service provider or scheme.

The QR Code enables a merchant to present a request for payment to a consumer, who can then verify and make a payment, or reject the request. Multiple payment types are supported, information can both be fixed in a static QR code and used for multiple transactions, or a dynamic QR Code can be used for individual transactions.

The development of a national QR code payment system is in line with the Financial Sector Development Program (FSDP) initiatives on digital transformation, entrepreneurship support, and financial technology development, aimed at meeting the aspirations of Vision 2030 and a cashless society.

Related News

PayNearby announces partnership with Sub-K Impact Solutions; enables access to loan repayment options through its retail network

India’s largest agent banking platform, PayNearby is happy to formally announce its partnership with Sub-K Impact Solutions Ltd (Sub-K), a leading player facilitating loans,... Read more »

Banking Circle secures five finalist places at 2020 Emerging Payments Awards

Banking Circle, the financial infrastructure provider to Payments businesses and Banks has secured 5 finalist slots in the 2020 Emerging Payments Awards.... Read more »

Starling, TranSwap and Remitr among first wave to sign up to Currencycloud Spark

New solution provides global multi-currency accounts to Fintechs and FIs

Read more »

Tinkoff launches charitable scheme ‘Cashback to Give Back’

Tinkoff is happy to announce the launch of its new charitable scheme Cashback to Give Back. The aim of the project is to help get... Read more »

PPRO announces 85% volume growth despite pandemic, accelerates plans with new investment from Sprints and Citi

PPRO, the world’s leading local payments platform-as-a-service, reports today an 85% increase in transaction volume from last year, highlighting the... Read more »

Absa ARO Completes Fully Virtual Implementation as It Moves to Fiserv for Card Management and Processing Across Nine African Nations

Fiserv, Inc. (NASDAQ: FISV) a leading global provider of payments and financial services technology, today announced that... Read more »

Magazine
ALL
Free Newsletter Sign-up
+44 (0) 208 819 32 53 +44 (0) 173 261 71 47
Download Our Mobile App
Financial It Youtube channel