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Muthoot Finance tie up with IME Ltd for money transfer service to NepalMarch 22, 2018
Kochi, 15th March, 2018: Muthoot Finance Ltd, the flagship company of Muthoot Group has tied up with IME Ltd to expand its money remittance services between Indo Nepal Corridor. Muthoot Finance is the only NBFC to extend the money transfer services from India to Nepal.
In FY16, Muthoot Finance completed 2.2 lakh transactions worth Rs. 469 crore in association with its earlier collaboration. With IME Ltd, this is the company’s second tie-up in the region.
IME Ltd through its 160 franchise locations and more than 7000 outlets in Nepal will facilitate the smooth process of money transfer instantly. With a very minimal amount of Rs 200, a Nepali migrant can now transfer money instantly from any of the 4600 branches of Muthoot Finance to their families in Nepal without opening any bank account in India.
Ratnakar Bank Limited, India and Global IME Bank Ltd., Nepal are the banking partners to facilitate Indo-Nepal remittance service.
In 2017, approximately Rs.7000 crore was remitted by the migrants to their families back home from India. This facility is expected to benefit 5 million migrants, which are prominent in business cities of India like Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata and Bangalore and also in the states of Punjab and Uttar Pradesh.
The remittance launch program was held in Kochi and attended by Mr. George Alexander Muthoot, Managing Director, Muthoot Finance, Mr. K.R. Bijimon, Chief General Manager, Muthoot Finance, Mr. Goutam Naithani, In-Country Business Consultant, IME Ltd., Mr. Subash Tamang, Head-Business Development, IME Ltd, Mr. Jayadeep Menon, Senior Manager, Muthoot Finance and other senior officials from both the companies.
Speaking at the occasion, Mr. George Alexander Muthoot, Managing Director, Muthoot Finance Ltd said, “We are very excited to expand our reach in providing need based services to the people. Our both partnerships will open vast network of more than 12,000 payout outlets in Nepal, thereby providing utmost ease and comfort to friends and family in receiving the money.”
Mr. Subash Tamang, Head-Business Development, IME Ltd said, “Joining hands with Muthoot Finance will certainly add another milestone in Indo-Nepal remittance services where customers can benefit from wide spread network of both the companies. The partnership will provide reliable and secured platform for transferring their hard earned money back home to families in Nepal.”