WeChat Pay has previously only been available on the BML Payment Gateway.

Bank of Maldives has announced the introduction of Weixin Pay, or known as WeChat Pay in overseas markets, as a payment method on its Point-of-Sale (POS) terminal network, allowing merchants to accept QR payments from the popular Chinese app.

WeChat Pay has previously only been available on the BML Payment Gateway.

“We have started the rollout of WeChat Pay at merchants at Velana International Airport’s duty-free shopping. By accepting WeChat Pay on the Bank’s POS network, we are paving the way for more than 1 billion active users of the Weixin & WeChat platform to make payments at merchants across Maldives," BML's Director of Retail, Business & SME Banking Moosa Nimal said.

"Our aim is to continually enhance the payment experience for our customers and merchants. Today’s announcement means we are now able to offer our customers the choice and convenience to choose their preferred way to pay.” 

Bank of Maldives is the leading provider of merchant payment solutions in Maldives, with a range of products and services to suit different business segments and customer preferences.

The Bank currently accepts payments of all major debit and credit cards including American Express, Visa, Mastercard, Union Pay, as well as digital wallets including BML Pay, Ali Pay, Apple Pay and Google Pay.

In addition to POS terminals, merchants can now accept payments online anywhere with the Bank’s Merchant Portal and mPOS App, using the service to send payment requests, check transactions and manage online stores.