Prime Bank has launched a state-of-the-art real-time remittance service- RemitPrime- for its subsidiaries in Singapore and the United Kingdom (UK).
This is the first real-time, online platform launched by a Bangladeshi Bank abroad, said a press release issued by Prime Bank on Monday.
Through RemitPrime, the expatriate Bangladeshis can transfer remittance in real-time to any account of Prime Bank and to any bKash wallet across the country.
For all other banks, remittance will be transferred instantly as per the BEFTN* transaction cycle, the release said.
Along with the remittance, the new service also ensures payment of 2% incentive instantly*. RemitPrime also provides real-time information on the transaction to its users.
The expatriates from Bangladesh, India, and the Philippines, residing in Singapore, can now send money to their respective home countries through RemitPrime services by downloading Prime Bank's Interment Banking mobile app 'Prime Bank App' from 'Apple's App Store' and 'Google's Play Store' or by logging in www.remitprime.com
Prime Bank has plans to extend its online remittance payment services to major remittance corridors like US, EU, Gulf Countries, Japan, Korea, Malaysia and so on, the release added.
Prime Bank's Acting Managing Director and CEO Faisal Rahman said, "Our customers maintaining account with Prime Bank will enjoy real-time fund transfer against their remittance from abroad. We also can make transfer to bKash Accounts in real-time with RemitPrime. With this new service, our customers are enjoying the convenience of receiving remittance at their doorsteps round-the-clock. We believe these services will inspire expatriate Bangladeshis to send more money through legal channel and boost up the flow of remittance into the country. The remitters from other major corridors like KSA, Malaysia, and other countries will also receive similar facilities soon."
Highlighting the capabilities of the RemitPrime mobile applications, Shams Abdullah Muhaimin, Prime Bank's Head of Transaction Banking, said: "RemitPrime platform is built on a machine learning technology which has automated majority of manual activities. The system can process thousands of transactions in minutes with real-time fund transfer to beneficiary accounts 24X7. The mobile app version of the application is first of its kind launched by a local bank into overseas. The system can now be offered as a white-label solution to different overseas remittance service providers working in Bangladesh corridor."
Prime Bank has two remittance subsidiaries, one is in Singapore - Prime Exchange Co. Pte Ltd- which has 3 branches located at Desker Road, Jurong East and at Joo Koon. Another is in the UK named PBL Exchange (UK) Ltd having three branches in London, Birmingham and Oldham and 35 agent locations well distributed throughout the UK, the release said.
This new service has already gained huge popularity among the expatriates in Singapore who are relying on the online service to send money to their near and dear ones in Bangladesh quickly, especially at this time of the pandemic.