Ufone in collaboration with Habib Bank Ltd. has introduced Funds Transfer facility, which will allow it’s customers to transfer funds (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!
Speaking on the occasion Taimur Faiz Cheema, Head of Value Added Services and Mobile Financial Services at Ufone said:
Our first priority is the convenience and facilitation of our customers. At Ufone it’s all about our valued customers and our team strives to keep up with the new age needs of our customers.
The team at Ufone has worked together with HBL to provide UPayments – ensuring that the customer enjoys complete security and control. By virtue of this service Ufone is determined to build a lasting relationship with its customers and be there for them in the true sense.
This initiative in collaboration with HBL, is an extremely proud achievement for the organization as it is a first of its kind service being provided by any Telco in the country. It is our aim and promise to the customers that Ufone will continue to provide the most innovative, secured and customer friendly services in the country.