The National ePayment Gateway (ePG) provides an operational component of the e-Governance infrastructure and full e-commerce facilities that allow secure online payments (e-payments). The e-Payment Gateway supports multiple acquiring banks and will operate
as a critical shared service within the e-Governance architecture masterplan.
The state-of-the-art e-payment solution supports the delivery of e-services of the public sector and assists the private sector’s move into e-commerce. The e-Payment Gateway enables efficient electronic transactions in Oman and simplify the processing of payment transactions for electronic services within the country.
Enabling the gateway is expected to increase the adoption of e-Services along with electronic payments, particularly web-enabled payments which are easy and efficient. The presence of such a robust and secure e-Payment Gateway enables e-Government shared services to be paid for electronically using major local and international credit & debit cards, and in future, other electronic payment instruments. The gateway currently accepts all international credit cards, debit cards including Visa, MasterCard, Amex and Diner cards.
The ePG currently supports the web, while various other electronic channels including mobile payment, Interactive Voice Response (IVR), ePurse, Bill Presentment, etc. will be offered in the near future.
ePayment Gateway benefits
Benefits to buyer / individual
Benefits to seller
Benefits to Government