Pakistan’s Meezan Bank partners with HomeSend to leverage on the global money transfer hub’s extensive sending network

August 16th, 2016

Meezan Bank, Pakistan’s first and largest Islamic bank has partnered with HomeSend, a joint venture between Mastercard, eServGlobal and BICS to leverage on HomeSend’s extensive network.

As a leading global money transfer hub that enables cross-border and cross-network value transfers through a single connection, HomeSend benefits from technological leadership in both system features and commercial connectivity.

Under this agreement, Meezan Bank’s state-of-the-art Home Remittance service, ‘Meezan Easy Remit’ or MEX will start processing HomeSend’s worldwide remittances sent by millions of expatriates and Non Resident Pakistanis (NRPs) around the world to the beneficiaries in Pakistan.

With a large number of Pakistanis working abroad, the ability to remit as well as receive money instantly, securely and conveniently is becoming crucial. Meezan Easy Remit is a fully automated, end-to-end solution and industry-leading remittance service that makes the process hassle-free and seamless for Meezan Bank’s MasterCard debit card customers.

“We are dedicated to offering services and solutions that will enable our customers to transfer money from anywhere to any country in the world via a number of different channels including payment cards, mobile money accounts, bank cards or cash outlets. Partnering with a leading institution such as Meezan Bank means that our customers remitting money to Pakistan will enjoy a greater degree of convenience, security and comfort,” said Khalid Elgibali, Division President, Middle East and North Africa, MasterCard.

“HomeSend believes in making international money transfer services safer, more reliable and easily accessible to all. Our collaboration with Meezan Bank marks a significant step forward in our growth journey in Pakistan as it represents the first HomeSend enablement with a MasterCard-issuing bank in the country” said Stephen Doyle, CEO, HomeSend.

“Thanks to this partnership, Pakistanis overseas can take advantage of the extensive reach of the HomeSend network and the multiple money transfer channels the hub offers, while beneficiaries in Pakistan can enjoy the convenience of collecting money from Meezan Bank’s wide network of 551 online branches located prominently in more than 140 cities across the country,” said Arshad Majeed, SEVP and Group Head Payment Services, Meezan Bank.

Meezan Bank is among the leading Banks in the country. The Bank provides a comprehensive range of Islamic banking products and services through a retail banking network of more than 550 branches supported by a countrywide network of over 500 ATMs, VISA and MasterCard Debit cards, a 24/7 Call Center, Internet Banking and Mobile Banking facility.

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Sitting from Left to Right: Mr. Arif ul Islam (DCEO Meezan Bank Ltd.) & Mr. Khalid Elgibali (Division President – Middle East & North Africa, MasterCard)
Standing from Left to Right: Ahson Saeed (Global Head Business Development, TPS), Danish Ahmed (Head of System & Processes Payment Services, MBL), Humayun Mazhar Agha (Relationship Manager Payment Services, MBL), Shahzad Shahid (CEO, TPS), Arshad Majeed (Group Head – Payment Services, Meezan Bank Ltd.), Aurangzeb Khan (Area Head Master Card, Pakistan & Afghanistan),
Nabeel Ahmad (VP Business Development MasterCard, Pakistan & Afghanistan), Faizan Ahmed (Senior Product Manager, TPS).