We've finally gotten our license

We’ve finally gotten our license!

Two years ago, we started building SadaPay with a mission: to make money so “sada” (simple) that any other way becomes unthinkable. 

Well, we’re going to let you in on some big news: our efforts have finally paid off! The State Bank of Pakistan has given us a full commercial license to operate as an Electronic Money Institution (EMI), and we couldn’t be more grateful 🎉 

Here’s why it's such an important milestone `for us, and for you:

It was a very long long pilot phase, where we were busy beefing up our systems, meeting compliance requirements & security standards, and beta testing with our earliest users. Now, the license gives us the green light to roll out to the public, with the aim of creating Pakistan’s most loved financial institution. 

Everyone at SadaPay had been looking forward to this news from the moment we started out, and we’re immensely proud of our brilliant colleagues who helped us get here. Our family of (now 120+) colleagues has been working tirelessly  to build a financially happier Pakistan for all of you – where banking’s more enjoyable, less complex ❤️

What’s next?

Okay, full disclosure: our waitlist still exists, and it might still take a little more time for you to get your card. But, with this update, we’ll start onboarding more and more people every day according to their waitlist positions. What’s different, then, you ask? The initial rollout may start off slow so that we can maintain our high customer service standards. But very soon, we’ll be onboarding thousands of users every day. 📈 

Can I get an account sooner?

If you want to get your account earlier, you can invite your friends to join the waitlist. If you invite 10 friends, you also become a SadaPay Founders Club member and get a limited edition Black card ⚫️ (in addition to other perks). 

Waiting is never fun, but for now, it’s the best way for us to give you the extraordinary experience you deserve. Back in 2019, we launched a waitlist so that anyone could register their interest and follow our progress. The response was overwhelming and as we speak, we have more than 500,000 users waiting for their accounts. We’re beyond grateful for the love and support we received from our SafaFam! You were our biggest ambassadors, believed in our mission and helped us build a better product through your feedback 🌟 We can’t wait to create the future of money in Pakistan, alongside you guys.

“We’ve worked towards this milestone for more than two years and I’m incredibly proud of every Sadanaut who has contributed to our journey. It hasn’t been easy for us to keep so many excited users waiting for SadaPay accounts. We’re truly delighted to finally share the payments experience we’ve built so thoughtfully! We hope SadaPay can play a major role in bringing about a radical transformation in the way people manage their finances.” - Brandon Timinsky

SadaPay exists because we believe your money should be at your fingertips - not in distant buildings with endless wait times and stacks of paper forms. All that money we save from not having physical branches? We pass it onto our users so they can enjoy free financial services 🙌 It just takes 2 minutes to sign up for SadaPay, and you get issued a virtual card as soon as your account is created. You can use your card to make payments anywhere in the world where Mastercard is accepted. The app also comes with the ultimate flex: a numberless, bright teal debit card that we ship to your address in 2-3 business days.

Join the revolution by signing up for early access here

Today, we officially start our journey to reinvent banking in Pakistan. The future is you, doing more with your money. The future is Sada! 🚀