The National Mobile Service Provider SLT Mobitel will give easy access for Sri Lankans to obtain foreign remittances transferred via MoneyGram at any of its branches countrywide. The service will be enabled in partnership with Hatton National Bank, the super-agent for MoneyGram in Sri Lanka, which will allow SLT Mobitel to effectively expand the number of locations in which customers can obtain MoneyGram Inward Remittance Services.
The receiver could simply visit the nearest SLT Mobitel branch and hand over the MoneyGram Reference Number (MGRN), and provide identification to collect money. The new partnership with MoneyGram is a testimonial to the fact that SLT Mobitel is not only a people’s telecommunication service provider but a financial service provider as well, thereby expanding its services to meet customer needs. Foreign inward remittances to Sri Lanka generates the highest revenue, and by expanding the delivery channels further, SLT Mobitel is proud to be contributing to the economic growth of the country.
SLT Mobitel, in the near future will integrate MoneyGram with mCash, SLT Mobitel’s mobile money platform, so as to allow customers to transfer money directly to a mobile phone. Given the wide network of SLT Mobitel branches located countrywide, the partnership with MoneyGram will benefit all customers residing in urban and remote areas alike.
SLT Mobitel’s Chief Operating Officer, Nalin Perera stated, “Our new partnership with MoneyGram allows us to reach a larger consumer base while providing access to monetary services to more people. This indeed is a great opportunity for SLT Mobitel as it allows us to penetrate in to new markets, and further increase the range of services that we deliver to our customers.”
Hatton National Bank’s Assistant General Manager, Deposits & Remittances, Kalum Wijesooriya commented, “We are extremely happy as the Super-Agent for MoneyGram to welcome on board SLT Mobitel to the Sub Representative network in Sri Lanka and strongly hope that this partnership will add much value to the beneficiaries of MoneyGram payments in Sri Lanka in terms of creating more easy access points to collect their MoneyGram Payments”.
MoneyGram International is a leading global money transfer company that enables consumers who are not fully served by traditional financial institutions to meet their financial needs. MoneyGram offers money transfer services worldwide with a global network of more than 350,000 agent locations, including retailers, international post offices and financial institutions in 200 countries and territories around the world.
Caption – SLT Mobitel Chief Operating Officer Nalin Perera exchanging partnership agreement with Hatton National Bank Assistant General Manger Deposits & Remittances Kalum Wijesooriya (middle). Also present were (from left) SLT Mobitel Head of Mobile Money Kalhara Gamage, SLT Mobitel General Manager Product Marketing Isuru Dissanayaka, Hatton National Bank Senior Manager Inward Remittances & Exchange House Operations Jayamini Fernando and SLT Mobitel Senior Product Executive Mobile Money Suwan Fernando.