Banking customers often use their debit and credit cards for online payments to Pakistani and international service providers and retailers. However, recent reports have revealed that United Bank Limited (UBL) customers are reportedly unable to make their Netflix payments.
While many of them feared that the bank might be following Meezan Bank in blocking payments for the video streaming platform, the bank’s customer representatives claim that is not the case.
A customer support official has informed ProPakistani that the facility of Netflix payments is unavailable due to some security issues at their end. He mentioned that their security team is fixing the issue, however, refrained from giving a restoration time.
Despite repeated efforts, UBL’s spokesman was unavailable for comment.
Meezan Bank Controversy
It is worth mentioning here that the Shariah-Compliant Meezan Bank’s decision to block payments for Netflix subscription created quite a controversy on social media.
The news picked up when one of Meezan’s users took to Twitter to reveal that his payment for the Netflix subscription was declined. Within hours more and more people joined and started bashing the bank for its ‘ridiculous’ decision.
Following the scandal, the bank had to come up with an official statement saying that the payment was declined after the Shariah board’s decision.
As per the regulations and Shariah Compliance Guidelines of State Bank of Pakistan, Meezan Bank cannot provide any product or service that is not in line with the guidelines of Shariah Compliance.