From left: Softlogic Retail (Pvt.) Ltd Manager Marketing Shawinda Nelson, Softlogic Retail (Pvt.) Ltd Head of Business Development Induka Perera, Softlogic Holdings PLC Group Director Marketing Desiree Karunaratne, Softlogic Retail (Pvt.) Ltd CEO Nasser Majeed, NDB CEO Rajendra Theagarajah, NDB Vice President Institutional Banking Raj Aboobucker, NDB Assistant Vice President Correspondent and Institutional Banking K.V. Vinoj, NDB Assistant Vice President Marketing Sanjaya Senarath and NDB Manager Remittance Marketing and Operations Manjeeve Abeysundera
National Development Bank PLC (NDB), a principal agent of Western Union, has recently signed up Softlogic Retail (Pvt.) Ltd to offer Western Union Money TransferSM services through its full channel of Softlogic and Softlogic Max stores, which retail a range of world-renowned consumer electronics brands across the island.
Through this relationship, NDB hopes to further advocate the use of the Western Union Money Transfer service, which is a fast, reliable and flexible mode to transmit money across borders, making it more accessible for its customers. Softlogic is a leading player in the consumer durables segment, holding authorised distributorships for several well-known brands such as: Panasonic, Samsung, Whirlpool, Candy and Dell in its portfolio. With its 230 showrooms plus strong retail presence spread across the country, this makes a perfect fit to bring more access to customers who wish to receive money via Western Union services.
Speaking on this tie-up, NDB CEO Rajendra Theagarajah commented, “NDB is committed to bringing its customers convenience while offering great value. We believe that tying up with Softlogic Retail (Pvt.) Ltd is a great initiative and our customers will be exposed to greater convenience and accessibility. It is indeed a pleasure to join hands with Softlogic Retail and believe that the Western Union services will now be even more easily accessible to customers through Softlogic’s strong presence of 230 outlets islandwide with high recognition in the market.”
Softlogic Retail (Pvt.) Ltd CEO Nasser Majeed commented, “Softlogic is extremely pleased to enter into this tie up with NDB to offer Western Union services. Softlogic has long felt the need of its client base to transact their money via a reliable and reputable service. With our retail network spread throughout the country, we are readily reachable by Western Union users who are looking for a convenient destination. As Sri Lanka’s most dynamic and modern retail chain with leadership in mobile and ICT, Softlogic will endeavour to provide more retail services to its discerning customers.”
With a rich history of more than 160 years, Western Union is a leader in the global money transfer services industry with over 500,000 agent locations in more than 200 countries and territories around the world. Western Union facilitates reliable, speedy and convenient electronic money transfer service to its users, making it simple and convenient to send and receive money across borders. As an agent for Western Union in Sri Lanka, NDB has been sharing a rewarding relationship with the global company for over six years.
Softlogic Holdings PLC is one of Sri Lanka’s foremost, dynamic conglomerates, with leading market positions in the country’s growing economic sectors: retail, healthcare, ICT, automobiles, leisure and financial services. Softlogic holds authorized distributorships for key global brands and today, employs over 9,000 people in its offices located in Sri Lanka and Australia.