Sampath Bank recentlyunveiled the Sampath RemitWise remittance support mobile application to offer greater support to the countless Sri Lankans living and working abroad.The unique app is set to serve as a one-stop-shop for all remittance related information for all Sri Lankans, irrespective of whether they are customers of Sampath Bank or not.
“The remittances sent home by the innumerable Sri Lankans living and working overseas account for a significant portion of the country’s foreign exchange earnings and form a key element of the economy. Sampath Bank has been actively serving them, providing remittance facilities, investment advice and a host of other banking services.We observed that they often faced difficulties in accessing information and seeking assistance, especially during this global pandemic,” saidRajendra Ranasinghe, Assistant General Manager – Inward Remittance/KPO/BNO, Sampath Bank.
“As their trusted remittance partner, we are delighted to present Sampath RemitWise, a unique mobile application that offers a wide range of much needed information. Helping ensure that they have easy access to vital data such as Sampath Bank contacts, exchange rates, remittance services and more, it is sure to serve as an invaluable asset to all Sri Lankans living and working abroad as well as those looking to move overseas.We will continue to identify more ways in which we can serve and add value to all Sri Lankans around the world,” he added.
Sampath RemitWise providesusers with contact details of Sampath Bank’s overseas Business Promotion Officers and current exchange and deposit rates. They can chat with the overseas representatives as well as the Bank’s Head Office in Colombo through the app and inquire about other services. Its location capabilities allow users to locate local remittance agents and access their respective exchange rates.They can track their e-remittance transactions through it.While beneficiaries can request for transfers using the app, both senders and beneficiaries can request for loans on it.
Users can save their personal particulars such as passportdata, contact information and bank account details – theirs and that of their relatives and other beneficiaries – within the app.
The app offers support in Sinhala, Tamil and English and provides push notifications.
Going beyond banking services, Sampath RemitWise also provides much needed emergency information such as contact details of the local Sri Lankan embassy, Sri Lanka Foreign Employment Bureau offices, etc. The app will also serve as a great source of information for Sri Lankans planning to go overseas for employment.The Bank will be sharing educational content and instructional materials provided by the Sri Lanka Bureau of Foreign Employmentthrough the app.
The app can be downloaded for free from both the Google Play Storehttps://qrs.ly/b1d5njland Apple App Storehttps://qrs.ly/b1d5njl. Users can begin accessing much needed information and services by simply registering through the application. Sampath Bank is a 100% local bank that has deeply rooted itself in the hearts of the people of Sri Lanka. Established in 1987, the bank has become a state-of-the-art financial institution that continues to be a market leader today thanks to its constant innovation and customer focused approach to business. It has introduced many firsts to the Sri Lankan banking sector including the introduction of ATMs to Sri Lanka, extended banking hours, slip-less banking and touchless ATM withdrawals, to name a few. The Bank continues to steadily transform itself into a technology-driven financial services provider whilst keeping true to traditions and values.