HBL Introduces Enhanced E-Commerce Payment Gateway

Monday,September 11,2017

Himalayan Bank Limited is pleased to announce the new release of its E-Commerce Payment Gateway. Merchants and customers, both domestic and international, will now be able to buy and sell products and services online using their debit/credit cards.

The Bank has been providing this service to merchants in Nepal since January 2015 catering to international card holders. The Government of Nepal used Himalayan Bank E-Commerce gateway in 2015 to receive donation from abroad forwarder to Prime Minister’s Relief Fund. Almost USD 93,500.00 was collected through HBL E-Commerce.

Partnering with 2C2P Thailand, one of the most renowned E-Commerce payment service providers in Asia Pacific, the Bank’s E-commerce Payment Gateway has been enhanced to include domestic cardholders.

The introduction of E-commerce payment gateway by the Bank, for the first time in the history of our country, has truly revolutionized the way of doing business. E-commerce (Electronic Commerce) enables the buying and selling of products and services by businesses and consumers through an electronic medium. Local business houses using the Bank's payment gateway are able to easily and safely sell their products both domestically and internationally, making it much more convenient for the merchant as well as the customer. The E-commerce Payment Gateway already accepts ALL Visa and MasterCard branded cards. American Express, JCB, and UPI cards will soon be integrated.

The E-commerce service is available for all businesses such as airlines, hotels, travel & tours, online shopping sites, movie theaters etc. At present Buddha air, Yeti airlines, Simrik, Goma and Shree Airlines, Muncha, Chairs Ent., Oli’s Smart Doko, Himalayan Social Journey Treck and Nepal Social Treks are using HBL’s E-commerce payment gateway. The Bank has already implemented 3D secure authentication protocol that is designed to be an additional security layer for online e-commerce transactions using credit and debit cards issued by the Bank. These secure card technologies, together with the Bank’s E-commerce payment gateway, complement each other to ensure the utmost level of security and convenience for our customers and merchants.