Standard Chartered Bank in ‘meeting the people’ yesterday opened a Western Union outlet at no. 2 Krootown Road.
Explaining the strategic partnership and purpose of opening the outlet, Idrissa Kamara, Director of Administration and Finance said it was a continuation of Standard Chartered’s strategic partnership programme by opening outlets to meet the people.
He disclosed that the inflow of remittances from abroad in to the country is on the increase and is contributing to the economic dynamics of the country.
Mr Kamara stressed that it was against that backdrop that Standard Chartered Bank made the decision in 2006 to launch the first Western Union outlet.
Mr Kamara further explained that the bank was poised to expand their services throughout the country to meet with the evolution in the country.
He noted that since they operate in more than 86 countries they are in a better position to effectively give efficient products to their customers.
Officially opening the outlet, the Deputy Director of supervision at the Bank of Sierra Leone Dominic Y.K Mansaray congratulated Standard Chartered Bank for creating a conducive business environment for their customers.
He urged them to assume the leading role in opening branches, agencies and cash points throughout the country so as to take banking to the door step of their clients.