Sohar International introduces Samsung Wallet in Oman

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Sohar International, the fastest-growing bank in Oman, has entered into a partnership with Samsung in order to introduce the Samsung Wallet.

This mobile payment solution empowers Sohar International and Sohar Islamic customers to perform secure and contactless payments using their Samsung phones or watches seamlessly via POS machines as well as use their Samsung Wallet account to conduct online payments with ease and convenience.

The bank encourages customers to take full advantage of linking their Sohar International and Sohar Islamic cards to Samsung Wallet for a streamlined payment process across multiple devices.

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Mr. Ahmed Al Musalmi
CEO – Sohar International

“As we unveil our partnership with Samsung Wallet with the launch of Samsung Wallet, we mark a significant milestone in the evolution of digital banking in Oman. This collaboration epitomizes our commitment to harnessing cutting-edge technology, enhancing security, and providing innovative payment solutions to our customers. Introducing Samsung Wallet to our suite of digital solutions underscores our dedication to setting the standard for digital excellence in our nation.”

Commenting on the partnership, Sajeel Bashiruddin, Chief Digital Officer at Sohar International, said that, “This strategic move underscores our dedication to delivering cutting-edge financial solutions that anticipate and meet the needs of our customers. By embracing our partnership with Samsung Wallet, we are not just adapting to change – we’re shaping the future of banking experiences.”

“With the help of Samsung Knox, consumers can have peace of mind through advanced security measures such as monitoring and preventing unauthorized access or tampering of the device. This collaboration demonstrates our unwavering commitment to innovation and customer-centric values, as we work towards creating a more vibrant digital landscape for all,” commented Fadi Abu Shamat, Head of the Mobile eXperience Division at Samsung Gulf Electronics.

According to the statement, customers can download the Samsung Wallet App from the Galaxy Store, log in with their Samsung account, and set up their PIN and fingerprint for security. After these steps, they simply select ‘add card’ to scan or manually input their Sohar International or Sohar Islamic credit or debit card number.

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