Sierra Leone Commercial Bank Launches Western Union Service


By Amin Kef Sesay

On Friday 27th September 2019 the Sierra Leone Commercial Bank (SLCB) launched Western Union Money Transfer service at its main headquarters on Siaka Stevens Street in Freetown.

During a snap but well-attended press conference to advertise the launch, Managing Director of Sierra Leone Commercial Bank, Abdulai .F. Turay, pointed out that the primary function of Western Union is to remit monies to families as well as to other business entities here in Sierra Leone from any part of the world.

He added that remittances contribute largely to any country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), adding that as a banking institution they are exploring various avenues to provide efficient and timely services to its esteemed customers as well as potential customers.

“We always do things with style and our Public Relations (PR) department will ensure the service is rolled out in a fast manner making it convenient and reliable for all and sundry,” he said and underscored how beneficiaries can collect monies that are transferred to and from the different branches of the Bank, adding that they will ensure more collection or transaction outlets are opened at different locations.

On his part, Dr. Orlean Cole, who is the Project Manager at the Sierra Leone Commercial Bank highlighted that those who patronize with the bank to carry out this service will have no regrets as they will derive optimal satisfaction, saying it will be an easy way to receive cash overseas even if the recipients do not own bank accounts.
Western Union operates one of the world’s largest money transfer networks, with more than 500,000 agent locations around the world. For sending money abroad, or receiving money from outside the country, Western Union provides a variety of options to help individuals and businesses transfer money around the globe and right here in our own country.

The variety of options Western Union offers is unusual in today’s mostly online-based money transfer providers.

“With Western Union, your recipient can collect the cash you send by: Cash pickup – Cash transfers sent online, by phone or in person and these are all available for pickup within minutes at any  agent location worldwide,” the Managing Director said.

Undoubtedly, SLCB is rated as a very dependable banking institution that has various products and promotions that make banking very attractive, simple, profitable  and very convenient which is why its customer base keeps increasing.





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