For the first time in Pakistan UfoneUPayments offers a revolutionary service: Inter Bank Funds Transfer
ISLAMABAD: Sep 26th, 2011 – Ufone has once again verified its claim to be a leader of innovation and maintained its stance as a customer centric organization by introducing a one of its kind service in collaboration with Habib Bank Ltd by introducing a much needed Funds Transfer facility.
Fund Transfer (FT – sending money to other accounts of the same bank) and Inter Bank Funds Transfer (IBFT – sending money to other accounts of 17 partner member banks of 1LINK) is a revolutionary product and a major milestone achieved for the UPayments portfolio. For the first time in Pakistan’s history a Telco has offered FT/IBFT services in collaboration with a commercial bank on menu based USSD secured session oriented channel giving liberty to the subscribers to carry out transactions using their existing handsets.
This service enables UPayments active subscribers to transfer funds from their Ufone Handsets using their own HBL account to millions of other HBL accounts or any other member bank accounts listed with 1LINK network across the country. This service can be availed without the internet as users only need to dial *808# from any Ufone handset to access UPayments.
The service not only eliminates the hassle of writing cheques, making demand drafts, reduces the cost of transaction but also eliminates ATM no cash/downtime issues and most importantly the ATM theft cases can be avoided once and for all. Furthermore UPayments FT/IBFT service is available anywhere anytime round-the-clock even on Ufone International Roaming network throughout the world which has over 290 roaming partners.
At present following 17 Banks are listed on 1LINK consortium for FT/IBFT.
- Allied Bank Limited
- Askari Bank
- Bank Al-Falah
- Bank Al-Habib
- Bank Islami
- Bank of Punjab
- Dawood Islamic Bank
- Faysal Bank Limited
- Habib Bank Limited
- JS Bank
- NIB Bank
- Soneri Bank
- Standard Chartered Bank
- Summit Bank Limited
- Tameer Microfinance Bank
The entire concept of FT/IFBT grew by challenging the traditional customer service approach where customers approach the organization. The aim of UPayments FT/IBFT at Ufone is to allow customers to avail services at their preferred time, place and mode. With this initiative customers can be served at any time and place at their own convenience using their own handsets!
About Ufone:Ufone is an Etisalat Group Company with its presence in all the major cities of Pakistan along with a comprehensive coverage across all major towns, villages and tehsil headquarters of the country. The company employs more than 3,850 people and operates with a network of more than 375 franchises and 22 company-owned customer service centers along with a distribution network of 150,000 outlets nationwide.