Jingle Pay gets Shariah certification
Mita Srinivasan
Everything Finance

Jingle Pay gets Shariah certification

UAE money service offers fee-free options of a hybrid model of mobile-only wallet and payment solutions

Jingle Pay, a UAE homegrown money service business, has become the first to offer its customers a hybrid model where customers can choose to open an Islamic account or opt for a conventional alternative. Both accounts require no minimum balances, are fee-free, and can be opened via the Jingle Pay mobile application through a convenient digital onboarding journey.

To ensure its products are fully aligned with Sharia principles, Jingle Pay had assigned Shariyah Review Bureau to comprehensively review its Islamic products and services. The successful completion of this review signifies Jingle Pay's intent and commitment to offer Sharia-certified products to the market. Shariyah Review Bureau provides Sharia advisory and Sharia audit services to businesses worldwide.

Yasser S. Dahlawi, founder and CEO of Shariyah Review Bureau said, "We see our assignment with Jingle Pay as an opportunity to support the financially underserved expat community in the UAE. SRB will support our new business partner with Sharia consultative advice, annual audits, and support with further product development. This will enable Jingle Pay to drive operational excellence while staying focused on its mission of financial inclusion in the region."

The evolution of Jingle Pay's services comes as demand for Islamic financial services grows in the UAE Middle East. Since 2015, the market share of Islamic banking products has grown from 47 to 58 percent, taking share from conventional products, which have had their share reduced from 70 to 74 percent Globally, Islamic finance is forecast to hit $3.69 trillion by 2024 globally in terms of total assets.

Amir Fardghassemi, the Co-Founder and CEO of Jingle Pay said "We are very proud to receive this Sharia Certificate, and to be able to use the opportunity we have to simultaneously address financial exclusion and offer Sharia compliant products to the communities we serve. This certification provides the highest assurance of the compliance of our products and services with Islamic principles to our end-users. We will continue to work together with SRB as we build, develop and rapidly expand in the region."

With a focus on financial inclusion, Jingle Pay's mobile-only wallet and payments solution targets expats in the region with a 100 percent digital alternative to traditional banks. Using digital on-boarding technology, Jingle Pay enables customers to open a free local AED Islamic or conventional account, with no commitments or minimum balances, in less than 1 minute. It also allows its customers to split bills, aggregate their bank accounts, send money in 130+ global currencies, and benefit from budgeting tools and loyalty rewards.