SAB partners with Kuwait’s Ottu for seamless digital payment solution

By Arya M Nair, Official Reporter
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Saudi-based fintech institution, SAB, which represents the new identity of The Saudi British Bank (SABB), has collaborated with Kuwait-based Ottu, a rapidly growing payment fintech, to enhance its Digital Payments Solution.

This partnership will provide SAB merchants with an Online Payment Management Solution (OPMS) using direct integration with the payment gateways provided by Ottu.

This collaboration aims to simplify the technical integration framework to quickly enable online payment acceptance through a seamless experience. Ottu’s technology and expertise will offer merchants a range of features & modules in a unified dashboard. OPMS will incorporate integrated technology that adds and enables additional payment methods such as express checkouts and digital wallets etc. introduced by the Bank.

Mr. Yasser Al-Barrak_SAB_Ottu digital payment partnership
Mr. Yasser Al-Barrak
Corporate & Institutional Banking

“Our partnership with fintech providing cutting-edge technology such as OTTU enforces our commitment to the vision of the Kingdom toward digitization. At the same time, it shows our commitment towards being a major contributor in providing acceptance solutions to our merchants which will ease efforts and save time for them.”

Mr. Yousef Al-Rugaibah, General Manager of Global Liquidity and Cash Management at SAB, said that “This cooperation comes within the framework of our accelerated steps to implement the integrated digitization strategy for the banking products and services that we provide, in accordance with the highest quality standards, in a way that enhances our constant endeavor to improve customer experience and enrich banking sector.”

Mr. Talal Kamel AlAwadhi, CEO of Ottu, stated that “We are excited to work with SAB to revolutionize the digital banking landscape in Saudi Arabia. Our cutting-edge technology and expertise in fintech will help SAB provide its merchants with a modern, secure, and seamless banking experience.”

The partnership between SABB and Ottu KSA demonstrates the increasing importance of digital transformation and innovation in the sector. With this partnership, SAB is reinforcing its position as a leading financial institution in the region while also achieving its strategic goals.

Upon receiving regulatory and shareholder approval, the business will be carried out under the new commercial name of ” Saudi Awwal Bank”.

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