Manama : VIVA Bahrain has announced the launch of VIVA Cash, a new application designed to offer consumers a secure and convenient digital mobile wallet for everyday payments.
The service is launched in collaboration with SADAD Bahrain, the Kingdom’s FinTech leader and licensed and regulated by the Central Bank of Bahrain.
Available for free on the Apple Store and Google Play Store, users of VIVA Cash can enjoy shopping and dining at over 800 merchants across Bahrain and access an international remittance service embedded within the application that guarantees fast, safe and easy money transfers.
Zero remittance fees are offered for India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Nepal, Sri Lanka and the Philippines for a limited time.
“With Bahrain leading the digital transformation in the region, and establishing itself on the global map as a regional Fintech hub, we at VIVA Bahrain have made bringing Bahrain’s digital vision to reality a priority,” VIVA Bahrain’s CEO, Ulaiyan Al Wetaid said.
Users of VIVA Cash can deposit money into their account either by securely transferring money from an existing debit card through the application or by topping up with cash at any of SADAD’s 750 machines around Bahrain.
The event was attended by the Minister of Transportation and Telecommunications Kamal bin Ahmed Mohammed, Central Bank of Bahrain Governor Rasheed Mohammed Al Maraj and Sadad Chairman Shaikh Ali Bin Abdulla Al Khalifa.