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Finance Minister commends National Savings on Membership of Automated Clearing System

Islamabad, January 14, 2017 (PPI-OT):Federal Minister for Finance, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar, commended National Savings on becoming member of the Automated Clearing System. National Savings is the only non-bank member of the clearinghouse. The Minister said that this achievement of National Savings will help serve millions of small savers throughout the country. It was an earnest demand of CDNS’ customers / investors. He said that endeavours of National Savings, like the clearinghouse membership, will enable realization of the vision of the National Financial Inclusion Strategy.

The Finance Minister said that the clearinghouse membership has enhanced the convenience of investors throughout the country, especially senior and retired citizens, who can now draw their profits directly from their accounts, located anywhere in Pakistan. He stated that this facility, which will also provide relief to pensioners, will provide access to National Savings’ investors to alternate delivery channels such as ATMs, Internet Banking etc.

It may be recalled that, previously, a personal visit to the National Savings Centres was required for investors to obtain their monthly profits. This used to result in inconvenience for investors, especially senior and retired citizens as well as widows, who had to undergo lengthy waits in queues to receive their profits. The new system of receiving payments directly from the investors’ accounts is not only more convenient but also a safer mechanism for the general public.

National Savings is serving more than seven million accounts all over Pakistan by offering a variety of savings schemes which target all segments of the society. Finance Minister expressed the hope that National Savings would take further steps to ensure effective utilization of technology, in order to enhance financial inclusion. He urged National Savings to undertake all necessary measures to ensure smooth service delivery and a convenient customer experience to the people of Pakistan.

For more information, contact:
Director General (Media)
Ministry of Finance
Government of Pakistan
Room # 514, Block-‘Q’, Finance Division,
Pak. Sectt. Islamabad
Tel: +92-51-9211707, +92-51-9208281, +92-51-9206382
Fax: +92-51-9210877
Email: so_coord1@finance.gov.pk

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