Al Khalij Commercial Bank (al khaliji) has launched contactless services across its point of sale (POS) machines.
The bank’s ‘Ingenico’ POS machines have been upgraded to accept the contactless debit and credit cards, as a faster and safer way for conducting transactions.
Customers using contactless cards can easily make payments of (up to) QR300 with a ‘Tap and Pay’ service and any amount above QR300 using the ‘Tap and PIN’ service. Cardholders with the contactless symbol on their card can benefit from the contactless payment service. To make a transaction, they simply need to tap their card on the reader on top of the POS screen.
When customer hears a ‘beep’ sound, transaction is initiated and upon transaction authorisation the receipt is printed.
“We are constantly looking for ways to innovate and integrate new technology within our sphere of operations, products, and services. The contactless POS services have been introduced in light of the current situation as a risk-free and safe option to help build customer confidence in a post-Covid environment,” said Omar al-Emadi, Group chief business officer.
The lender's contactless POS machines come in line with its vision to digitise the financial service sector and come at a time when new health and safety measures have emerged in response to the Covid-19 pandemic. The bank continuously looks to meet the financial needs for this generation and the next, focusing on long-term sustainability by balancing a commitment towards the financial industry and to the community, its spokesman said.