DiGi and Maybank launch DiGi SendMoney

Press Release
July 9, 2012

DiGi and Maybank launch DiGi SendMoney
Easy, safe and rewarding remittance service to nine Asian destinations

Kuala Lumpur, 10 July 2012: DiGi Telecommunications Sdn Bhd (DiGi) and Malayan Banking Berhad (Maybank) today announced the launch of DiGi SendMoney, a new over-the-counter remittance service that will enable Malaysians and migrants alike to remit cash to nine countries across Asia.

DiGi SendMoney will be offered at 20 DiGi Centres nation-wide, including three newly-established DiGi Remittance Centres, and builds on the extensive reach of Maybank's remittance service Maybank Money Express (MME). Through this offering, DiGi will become Maybank's first remittance agent for MME.

Galvin Yeo, DiGi's Head of Financial Services said, "We believe DiGi SendMoney will provide customers an easy, safe and rewarding way of remitting cash to key remittance destinations in Asia, and will particularly benefit a significantly large migrant community by providing them with an additional option for secure cash remittance. In addition, Malaysian customers who have domestic helpers or children studying in these countries can now also enjoy the new service option at our touch points."

Lim Hong Tat, Deputy President and Head of Community Financial Services at Maybank said, "Maybank is already a market leader in the remittance business and we are very pleased with the continued success of the Maybank Money Express which was officially launched in September 2010.

"Riding on the current sustainable economic growth and the increased number of foreign workers in the country, this year we are projecting a total remittance of RM3.37 billion from the Maybank Money Express service."

DiGi SendMoney will facilitate money transfers for DiGi and non-DiGi customers to nine countries, namely Indonesia, Philippines, Nepal, Vietnam, Cambodia, India, Pakistan, Myanmar and Brunei, in an easy, safe and rewarding manner:

EASY - remit money in less than 3 minutes at convenient locations:

  • Three new DiGi Remittance Centres (DRCs) in migrant populated areas, open 365 days a year, and
  • 20 DiGi Centres (DCs) and DiGi Retail Centres (DRCs) nationwide.

SAFE - secure money transfer system for sender and recipient:

  • Each remittance transaction will generate a unique 16-character alphanumeric security code, only known to our customers and the bank. Money sent can only be collected using this security code.
  • Additionally, the service is provided by Maybank, the largest bank in Malaysia with a solid track record in the remittance business.

REWARDING - earn special rewards with every remittance transaction:

  • Customers can enjoy additional rewards from exciting promotions and deals offered throughout the year by both DiGi and Maybank.

The DiGi SendMoney service has been available for use since 21 May 2012. For more information, please visit www.digi.com.my/whatshot_v3/digisendmoney.