A recent collaboration with Wadzpay Blockchain payments provider and  Indonesian BPKH(Badan Pengelolaan Keuangan Haji), is allowing Indonesian pilgrims undertaking Hajj and Umrah to Saudi Arabi to utilize cashless digital payment solutions.

BPKH performs Hajj Financial Management based on sharia principles, prudential principles, benefits, non-profit, transparency and accountability.

“We’re proud to join hands with BPKH in this transformative partnership. Combined with BPKH’s vision and WadzPay’s blockchain-based Pilgrim Program for payments, we aim to empower pilgrims, streamline transactions, and enrich their journeys,” said Anish Jain, Founder and Group CEO at WadzPay.

WadzPay shall serve as the overall program manager while BPKH plans an immediate pilot project through one of their member banks, aiming to make e-wallets accessible to the majority of pilgrims for the 2024 Hajj season.

WadzPay’s Private blockchain-based Pilgrim Payment Program is the world’s first cross border cashless Hajj and Umrah solution offering ease of operations for issuance institutions, pilgrims as well as merchants. The SaaS based platform can be easily leveraged by multiple issuer institutions in any country to link with the merchants in Saudi Arabia allowing pilgrims to top-up their e-wallets in the home country and spend like a “local” during the actual pilgrimage.

With this partnership, Indonesian banks will become early adopters of WadzPay’s future-ready offering.

“We’re thrilled to modernize Hajj and Umrah finances, enhancing welfare and pilgrim satisfaction. This partnership shall drive transparency and financial inclusivity,” said Muhammad Thabrani Nuril Anwar, Head of BPKH Collection Division.

WadzPay had previously partnered with Geidea in Saudi Arabia to implement the same solution.

WadzPay which has its MENA headquarters in UAE recently expanded into the European market. It registered a new legal entity, WadzPay Technology Netherlands B.V., with the Dutch Chamber of Commerce. WadzPay appointed Mr. Khaled Moharem, as President- Europe & MENA.