You want to move fast. We’ll help you make payments even faster.
Tap to pay with Visa on mada Pay, the easier, faster & more secure way to pay.
How to Add your card
Linking your Visa card to the mada Pay wallet app is easy! All you have to do is follow these steps:
Download the mada Pay app from the Google Store to your Android Device
Follow instructions on the mada Pay app
Wait for bank confirmation
You’re done. Now you can use your phone to pay on the go!
A simple touch with mada Pay lets you quickly checkout with your Visa card in stores, in apps and on the web.
Your card information is secure because it isn’t stored on your device or shared when you pay. Paying in stores, apps, and on the web has never been easier, safer, or faster
Pay quickly and securely for your purchases everywhere you want to be. Simply tap and pay up to SAR 100 per transaction with Visa contactless on mada Pay. You can also make payments when abroad!
More than 130,000+ Merchants in KSA welcome mada Pay & Visa contactless payments. Wherever you see the contactless symbol, you can just tap and pay and you’re on your way. No more wrestling with shopping bags, no need to enter your PIN. It’s everywhere you want to be. Best of all, you can also use mada Pay abroad!
How to Pay
There is no need to take out your physical Visa card, just hold your Android near the reader with the mada Pay app open to authenticate. You’ll see “Done” on the display along with a beep, letting you know your payment information was sent.
Contactless payments use short-range wireless technology to securely complete payments between a contactless card or payment-enabled device and a contactless-enabled checkout terminal. A contactless Visa card is a chip card that has a near-field communication (NFC) antenna which enables close-range payments. When you tap your contactless Visa card or payment-enabled device at the contactless-enabled checkout terminal (near the Contactless Symbol ), your payment is sent for authorization.
When shown on a card, the EMVCo Contactless Indicator* means the card has the capability to make contactless payments.
When shown at a merchant, the Contactless Indicator means a merchant accepts contactless payments.
The EMVCo Contactless Symbol* shows where to tap your contactless card or payment-enabled device on the checkout terminal to make a contactless payment.
Look for the Contactless Indicator on your card to know if your card has the technology to make contactless payments.
Your card or device must be within 4 cm of the Contactless Symbol on the terminal.
The Visa contactless transaction limit is up to SAR 300. As Visa contactless payments are designed to offer cardholders speed and convenience, you do not need to enter a PIN for transactions under this amount. For higher value transactions, you can use a Visa contactless card or payment-enabled mobile device with a PIN. If you are transacting with a mobile device using an authentication method such as your fingerprint or face, you might not have to enter a PIN even for transactions over SAR 300.
First, add your Visa card to the mobile payment app in your smartphone. At checkout, you need to complete the steps provided to activate the app, and then simply hold your mobile device over the terminal for fast, secure payments.
No. You do not have to physically tap the card or device to the checkout terminal; however, your card or device should be close (within 4 cm) to the Contactless Symbol .
The terminal reads the antenna best when your contactless card or payment-enabled device is flat over the Contactless Symbol, versus at an angle.
How long do I need to hold my card or device to the checkout terminal?
Once you are prompted to pay (by the cashier, a light on the machine, etc.), simply tap your card or device to the terminal where you see the Contactless Symbol .
Contactless payments are fast and convenient to use in places where you need to pay on the go, such as fast food restaurants, grocery stores, convenience stores and more.
Contactless payments are secure because just like a chip card, each transaction is accompanied by a one-time code that protects your payment information.
Unlike with cash, you can keep better records of your purchases with your contactless Visa card or payment-enabled device. You can still do everything you would do with another Visa card, including adding a tip, getting cash back (where available), and more.
You can tap to pay where you see the Contactless Symbol at checkout. Millions of merchants around the world accept contactless payments, including fast food restaurants, grocery stores, pharmacies, and more.
Yes. Contactless payments are accepted at contactless checkout terminals displaying the Contactless Symbol . If you don’t see the Contactless Symbol, you can still use your contactless card at an EMV chip terminal by inserting your card, or at a magnetic stripe terminal by swiping your card.
You can use your contactless Visa card at millions of merchants around the world that accept contactless payments by tapping it at a contactless checkout terminal where you see the Contactless Symbol , inserting it into an EMV chip terminal, or swiping it at a magnetic stripe terminal. In fact, many countries have already adopted contactless payments: for example, in Australia, Canada, the UK, and France, over half of retailers currently accept contactless payments.
Yes. Your contactless card or payment-enabled device is safe for a number of reasons:
Just like with a chip card, each transaction is accompanied by a one-time code that securely protects your payment information.
You can’t pay accidentally – your card or device must be within 4 cm of the terminal for the transaction to occur (and you won’t be billed twice, even if you accidentally tap twice).
The card transmits information including the account number, expiration date, and a unique one-time code that changes for every in-person transaction and encrypts your payment information. The unique code is different than the one encoded on the magnetic stripe of a Visa card.
For every contactless transaction, a transaction-specific, one-time code is created that secures the cardholder’s payment information. The code cannot be re-used by fraudsters even if they were somehow able to get ahold of it. The information would be useless to them.
No. Contactless technology requires the merchant to first initiate the payment, and the contactless card or payment-enabled device must be held in close proximity (4 cm) to the terminal for a transaction to take place.
No. Contactless terminals will only communicate with one card at a time. If you have more than one contactless card in your wallet, you should tap the individual card you want to use, rather than tap your whole wallet.
If your card is lost or stolen, or you believe there has been unauthorized activity on your account, contact your issuing bank or credit union immediately. If you don’t have that contact information readily available, contact Visa and we will be able to assist you.