Apple Pay may be coming to KSA this week

Advertisements from Al-Rajhi Bank suggest Apple Pay available from 19th February

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Apple Pay may be coming to KSA this week Apple Pay may be coming to Saudi this week.
By  Bernd Debusmann Jr Published  February 18, 2019

Apple Pay may launch in Saudi Arabia later this week, according to local advertisements.

Advertisements from Saudi Arabia-based Al-Rajhi Bank noted that Apple Pay will launch in the kingdom on 19th February - 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.

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.

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