Apple Pay may launch in Saudi Arabia alter this week, according to local advertisements.
Advertisements from Saudi Arabia-based Al-Rajhi Bank noted that Apple Pay will launch in the kingdom on February 19 – the same day that it has been rumoured that the service will launch in the Czech Republic.
In October, Apple said that Apply Pay was “coming soon” to Saudi Arabia.
The announcement came as the Saudi Payment Network (mada) confirmed it would support the payment method.
On its website, Apple notes that Apple Pay works with debit cards from a number of major banks and websites.
#mada, the Saudi National Payments scheme, is pleased to confirm it will support Apple Pay, enabling our customers to make easy and secure payments, when the service launches in KSA soon.— mada | مدى (@mada) October 5, 2018
In addition to Al-Rajhi , the website lists Saudi Arabia’s National Commercial Bank and Riyad Bank.
Since launching in the United States in October 2014, Apple Pay has expanded around the world, including to the United Arab Emirates.
In the UAE, Apple Pay works with Abu Dhabi Commercial Bank, Emirates Islamic, Emirates NBD, mashreq, RAKBAK, Sharjah Islamic Bank and Standard Chartered Bank.For all the latest banking and finance news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.
Subscribe to Arabian Business' newsletter to receive the latest breaking news and business stories in Dubai,the UAE and the GCC straight to your inbox.