HBL, Shopistan.pk Celebrate Partnership for Internet Payment Gateway

HBL has been enabling companies, large and small, to accept online payments on their website through HBL’s Internet Payment Gateway. Shopistan.pk Pvt. Ltd., is an emerging company in the Pakistani E-Commerce industry with a product suite that includes end-to-end Managed E-Commerce Services and Omni-Channel E-Commerce Technology.

Using HBL Internet Payment Gateway, Shopistan.pk has enabled several merchants including insurance, fashion and apparel categories offer E-commerce solutions to their customers. Shopistan.pk is considered as a strategic partner in field of E-commerce by HBL. A ceremony was recently held in Lahore to acknowledge the contribution of Shopistan.pk.

Speaking at the occasion Mr. Faiq Sadiq said

“We are excited to have companies like Shopistan.pk actively enable organizations to offer online purchasing services to their customers via HBL. Initiatives such as these are instrumental in creating an ecosystem that is conducive to a thriving E-commerce industry in Pakistan.”

Ali Aziz, CEO Shopistan.pk said

“Shopistan is thrilled to partner with HBL to offer the most feature rich payment gateway to our retail brands, with the shortest go live timelines as well. We will continue to offer innovation in the e-commerce payment space to our clients and customers in collaboration with HBL”


  • Mohammad Aadil Shabbir

    I had worst experience with HBL Payment gateway. I want to share my personal experience with HBL payment gateway.
    I applied for hbl payment gateway in Nov 2017. Completed all documents in 2 days. Got response from them in January for integration. I stated integration all by myself. Their integration team is very lazy and they won’t help you at all with integration. Anyhow I completed the integration all by myself. They asked me to perform test transactions which I did and in Feb 2018, they told me that my account is almost ready all i have to do is perform live test transactions. I performed test transactions and after waiting for many days i got email reply from HBL on 28th March 2018 that my application for payment gateway has been declined by their Risk department. I waited for frustrating 5 months just to hear that my application is rejected. So my advice to all who are going to apply to HBL for payment gateway is “STAY AWAY FROM THEM”. HBL is one of the most pathetic lazy bank in Pakistan. Imagine the pain and financial loss that I have got during last 5 months just to hear that my application is rejected. They took 5 months to reject my application. They charged me Rs 50000 for application and Rs 45000 for integration which I had to do myself and noone helped me from HBL. I wish time could go back 5 months and I would have applied to MCB E gate or some other bank.
    Now I am applying to MCB , lets see how things turn out. Will update everyone about that.