Bank Islam unveils mobile app for Sadaqa House contribution

Last update: 30/12/2018

KUALA LUMPUR, Dec 30 (Bernama) -- Bank Islam Malaysia Bhd has introduced a mobile application (app) called SnapNPay, for users to contribute to Sadaqa House, a social finance initiative that was launched by the bank early this year.

In a statement, Bank Islam said SnapNpay is a mobile app developed by SnapNPay LLP, which enables the public to make payments using the FPX engines by making use of the information or data listed by the customer (payee) in the mode of QR code or barcode.

Users are only required to download the SnapNPay app from Playstore (Android; already available) or App Store (Apple; available by January 2019) for free with no registration needed.

Bank Islam chief executive officer Mohd Muazzam Mohamed said, “The best part is, anyone can make this transaction, as one QR code can cater for all 17 FPX banks in Malaysia, thus, it eliminates the need to have Multiple QR code from individual banks, and payment is on real time basis.

“Today, we are bringing technology onto our Shariah solution, delivering a service that is more aligned with the current digital trend.

“This initiative is part of the bank’s digital journey to ensure convenience, efficient servicing and high impact with the ease of implementation,” he added.

SnapNPay services will also be extended to iSadaqah platform for customers or the public to make donations to participating mosque and surau, as well as iPBT platform for local authorities to enable customers to make payments such as quit rent and assessment fees.

For iPBT, the Shah Alam City Council (MBSA) has already started using SnapNPay as one of its payment collection medium since August 2018.

Sadaqa House is the first-of-its-kind Islamic crowdfunding platform that was launched by Bank Islam on Jan 19, 2018.

The fund collected from this digital Islamic crowdfunding will be channelled to realise projects for underserved segments such as health, education and economic empowerment including environment.

– BERNAMA