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Xpress Money and State Bank of India launch remittance card for beneficiaries in India

~ State Bank Xpress Money Card - an innovative product that enables customers to send money directly to their beneficiaries remit card ~

~ Convenience of accessing inward remittances from anywhere in India ~

Dubai, 10 July, 2013 - Xpress Money, the most dependable global money transfer brand, launched 'State Bank Xpress Money Card'. The innovative remit card has been launched in partnership with State Bank of India, the largest bank in India, and UAE Exchange and Financial Services Ltd. The remittance card will initially be available in Kerala and eventually cover other states of India. The 'State Bank Xpress Money Card' is a prepaid product that features a unique combination offering dual benefits of "Debit + Remit" (The card allows the users to receive remittances and can also be used at ATMs, PoS terminals and for e-commerce transactions).

The 'State Bank Xpress Money Remit Card' enables the beneficiary to withdraw cash from ATMs and directly pay for goods & services at Point-of-Sale (PoS) terminals on the VISA network. This product provides a simple, fast and safe service which is convenient to both the receiver and the sender vis- a - vis a cash transfer.

The card, facilitates foreign inward remittances under Money Transfer Service Scheme (MTSS) of Reserve Bank of India (RBI), and would enable Xpress Money customers to receive up to Rs. 50,000 from overseas - 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A maximum of 30 remittances can be loaded on the card in one calendar year.

The prepaid card facility would be available to the beneficiaries free of cost and with no annual fees at any of the UAE Exchange branches in Kerala and would be launched shortly across all other UAE Exchange branches in India. The beneficiary will be provided with a secure PIN and the card would be activated by the bank after ensuring compliance with KYC norms. Once the sender remits the money from overseas Xpress Money agent locations, the funds would be automatically loaded into the prepaid card. The beneficiary can, then, proceed to use this card at ATMs, PoS terminals and for e-commerce transactions, thereby, empowering them to access their funds securely anywhere in India. At any given point of time the beneficiary can hold only one remit card.

"We are proud to empower expats with a safe and cost-effective way to send money to their loved ones in India. At Xpress Money, innovation plays a key role in designing convenient, customer centric products and services". said Mr. Sudhesh Giriyan, Vice President & Business Head, Xpress Money. "The State Bank Xpress Money Card is an efficient way to receive remittances in a secure and convenient manner. We are positive that this product will be a compelling option for beneficiaries in India to enjoy the facility of a prepaid remit card", he added.

State Bank Xpress Money Card holders can withdraw up to Rs. 25,000 per day by visiting any SBI ATM across India, and could be used for shopping across PoS machines anywhere in India. The card also provides free SMS alert facility & facility of call centre (24x7x365) for assistance and hot listing of card in case of loss.

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