SFD partners with SIB to launch new payment service

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Sharjah Islamic Bank, SIB, Sharjah, payment service, ATMs, Google PayThe Sharjah Finance Department (SFD) partnered with Sharjah Islamic Bank (SIB) to launch an easy payment service of government transaction fees in the Emirate of Sharjah.

Transactions can be made using the Emirates ID card and SIB’s ATMs, provided that the service has been activated prior to it.

This is in line with the Sharjah Finance Department’s strategy to enable digital transformation in all aspects of finance and governance.

Huda Al Yasi, Director of Financial System Department at the SFD, said, “The Sharjah government is a pioneer at the local and regional levels, and is the first to accept the Emirates ID card as a preferred method for payment and collection of transactions fees for government services in the emirate.

This is out of Sharjah government’s keenness to facilitate customers and enable them to obtain its services 24 hours a day, seven days a week, without waiting in lines, from anywhere, and at a convenient time for them.”

She pointed out that the department now provides a wide variety of payment options to offer flexibility and security.

These include the smart receipt system called ‘Tahseel’ card, all major credit and debit cards, and global digital payment wallets such as Apple Pay, Google Pay, and Samsung Pay, in addition to transactions through the official website.

Al Yasi further added, “The department plans to continue developing its systems and improve its services to enhance the efficiency of the financial system in the Emirate.”

Waleed Al Amoudi, Head of Digital Banking at Sharjah Islamic Bank, thanked the Sharjah Finance Department for its confidence in SIB.

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