Seylan Bank locations across Sri Lanka to provide Western Union Money Transfer Services
COLOMBO, AUGUST 18th 2020 – Western
Union, a leader in cross-border, cross-currency money movement and payments,
today announced a collaboration with Seylan Bank, enabling receivers in Sri Lanka to
connect to their loved ones around the world. Customers in Sri Lanka can now receive money at over 172 Seylan Bank
locations across the country.
“At Western Union, we have adopted a truly global and inclusive perspective by considering the needs of customers in
markets across the world,” said Sohini Rajola, Head of Network, Middle East and Asia Pacific, Western Union. “We are
excited about our collaboration with Seylan Bank, providing customers with additional locations to receive money.
The common vision we share to facilitate customers in the country to connect to their loved ones in over 200
countries and territories across the globe, is what drives us to provide high service levels.”
“Over the years, Sri Lankan’s living and working overseas have continued to support their loved ones back home” said
Kapila Ariyaratne, Director /CEO, Seylan Bank. “When receiving money from abroad, abroad, customers look for
convenience, speed and reliability. We are glad to provide that in partnership with Western Union – reaching not
just the city, but also rural areas. Throughout our history we have placed customer aspirations at the heart of
everything we do, and we will continue to do so.”
Western Union’s unique ability to partner with a growing base of local financial institutions, is driving financial
inclusion and improving last-mile access for millions of unbanked and underbanked populations. Western Union serves
customers from a large network of Agent locations offering unparalleled convenience to customers in Sri Lanka.
Customers are advised to check the Agent Locator link for the status of the nearest locations.
About Western Union
The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU) is a global leader in cross-border, cross-currency money movement and payments.
Our omnichannel platform connects the digital and physical worlds and makes it possible for consumers and businesses
to send and receive money and make payments with speed, ease, and reliability. As of March 31, 2020, our network
included over 550,000 retail agent locations offering our branded services in more than 200 countries and
territories, with the capability to send money to billions of accounts. Additionally, westernunion.com, our fastest
growing channel in 2019, is available in over 75 countries, plus additional territories, to move money around the
world. With our global reach, Western Union moves money for better, connecting family, friends and businesses to
enable financial inclusion and support economic growth. For more information, visit www.westernunion.com.
About Seylan Bank
Seylan Bank PLC is a Sri Lankan Public Limited Liability Company incorporated in 1987. The Bank focuses on
conventional commercial banking and operates from its Head Office in Colombo through its island-wide network of 172
Seylan Bank operates with a vision to offer an ultimate banking experience to its valued customers and is evolving
rapidly with new technology, innovative products, and services to set a new benchmark in the banking sector. The
Bank takes pride in producing many “industry firsts” with a product portfolio designed to deliver true value to its
The Bank has expanded its footprint with over 173 branches and an ATM network of over 215 units covering crucial
locations across the country. Seylan Bank has a growing clientele of SME’s, Retail, Corporate Customers and has been
recognized in the global arena for its excellence in Digital Marketing.
Western Union Asia-Pacific
Karen Santos; Karen.Santos2@westernunion.com
Seylan Bank: Khalid Yoonus
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