By Amos Njau
Xpress Money has partnerd with cooperative bank to increase its foot prints and strengthen its structures in the Country.
Through this partnership customers will be able to send as well as receive money at 561 agent locations, which includes 150 branches of Co-operative Bank of Kenya.
Xpress Money is looking at increasing its footprint in the country to ensure convenient, affordable and secure money transfer services. This partnership with Co-operative Bank of Kenya expands access to Xpress Money significantly on account of the bank’s nationwide branch network.
Sudhesh Giriyan, COO, Xpress Money, said that Kenya is amongst the highest recipients of remittances in Africa. According to the World Bank,he stated that the Kenyan diaspora has sent a record USD 1.97 Billion through remittances in 2017 noting that there is a huge demand for simple and convenient money transfer service options in the country.
“Through our new partnership, we aim to provide affordable remittance services, that can be easily accessed, giving even the unbanked customers, who are mostly located at remote corners in the country, a chance to access their finances, thereby promoting financial inclusion.”Giriyan said.
Co-operative Bank of Kenya, Group Managing Director and CEO, Dr. Gideon Muriuki confirmed the bank’s commitment to support remittances,
“As a bank that handles some of the largest volumes of remittances to Kenya, we shall continue to invest in such partnerships that provide Kenyans in the Diaspora with the most affordable and secure means of transferring their funds home for domestic support, savings and investment. Co-operative Bank has a dedicated Diaspora Banking Center that is available 24/7 to serve diaspora clients irrespective of time zones, the first of its kind in Kenya.”he said.