Dialog’s genie and Visa Continue to Enable Safe and Easy Digital Payments

November 16, 2021         Colombo



Committed to instilling customers with confidence in their digital payments, Dialog’s genie, Sri Lanka’s first financial marketplace and all-encompassing digital wallet continues to drive digital payment adoption with Visa, its longstanding partner for credit and debit cards, thereby enabling them with seamless and secure digital transactions.

With the combined services offered by genie and Visa, Dialog customers will benefit from an enhanced digital shopping experience and in addition to this, until November 27th genie customers can avail an exclusive offer in the form of a rebate/ top-up. To avail this offer, genie customers just have to add a new Visa card on their genie app and make their first Dialog mobile prepaid or postpaid connection payment via the app. Customers will receive 30% of the total amount back (up to a maximum of Rs. 500) in the form of a rebate/ top-up to the same Dialog mobile connection they have settled the payment for.

Speaking on this integration, Renuka Fernando, Group Chief Digital Services Officer of Dialog Axiata PLC stated “In line with the Central Bank of Sri Lanka’s vision of driving digital transactions that enable and enhance Sri Lanka’s digital payment landscape, genie along with Visa is happy to offer our customers cashless confidence in addition to a variety of other contactless services.”

Avanthi Colombage, Country Manager – Sri Lanka and Maldives of Visa said, “Consumers always look for simple yet secure ways of paying digitally that eventually becomes a seamless habit. We are delighted to partner with Dialog and provide this convenience to their customers, where they can save their Visa cards on the genie app and have the superior payment experience that comes with Visa. With the security of Card-on-File tokenization, this also ensures that transactions come with increased safety and reduced friction for our cardholders.”

genie enables users with hassle-free payments, the ability to save and earn interest, invest money wisely, get a quick loan and more. Customers can make contactless payments with LANKAQR, open a Dialog Finance digital savings account, invest in a ‘goal based’ fixed deposit, invest in mutual funds via Softlogic Invest, settle multiple bills, receive a device loan via Lesi Pay, link their eZ Cash Wallet to genie and much more. In 2020, genie was re-certified the coveted Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) Version 3.2.1 for the 4th consecutive year from Qualified Security Assessor (QSA) SISA Information Security together with TechCERT, the local consultant and the technical service provider. PCI DSS ensures the security of cardholder data for credit/debit cards from major card schemes by preventing frauds and data breaches. This is achieved by enforcing leading security controls over the storage, transmission, and processing of cardholder data.