Dubai, UAE: Mashreq Bank, one of the leading financial institutions in the UAE, has signed a strategic partnership with Bank Al Habib Pakistan to offer free remittance transfers from the UAE to Pakistan.

The collaboration will support Mashreq’s faster cross border payment product, QuickRemit, which was originally launched in 2017. Customers using the application will not be charged remittance fees when sending money to Pakistan.

Mashreq customers can also enjoy unprecedented benefits and significant cost savings, while sending instant money transfers at their convenience, from their home - via Mashreq’s online and mobile banking channels, in a safe and secure manner.

According to latest figures, the UAE hosts around 1.27 million Pakistanis, the second-largest Pakistani expat community in the world. The UAE is also the second largest source of remittance to Pakistan. Statistics from the State Bank of Pakistan revealed USD 474.3 million was sent in remittance payments from the UAE to Pakistan in September this year.

Kartik Taneja, Head of Payments, Mashreq, said: “Remittance payments play a vital role for the huge Pakistani diaspora living and working in the UAE as they send essential funds back home. We are delighted to partner with Bank Al Habib Pakistan to offer money transfers through our QuickRemit application, making the process as simple, seamless and secure as possible.”

Aun Ali, Group Head – Business of Bank AL Habib on this auspicious occasion commented: “I would like to congratulate both Bank AL Habib and Mashreq Bank team on this affiliation, which will help both organizations in serving Pakistani expatriates for instant, simple and secure transaction processing. Bank AL Habib continues to play a vital role in routing remittances through official channels and feels immense pleasure to provide our services in collaboration with Mashreq.”

Mashreq’s QuickRemit service is now available to 40 global destinations.


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Mashreq Bank is almost a half century old, yet proudly thinks like a challenger, startup, and innovator. One of the region’s oldest financial institutions, Mashreq pioneered key innovations and developments in banking, starting with entry-level digital-first customers, all the way to powering some of the region’s most prominent corporations and wealth accounts. 

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Reassuringly present in major financial centers of the world, Mashreq’s home and global HQ remains in the Middle East, offering services whenever and wherever opportunity takes its customers.  

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Abou Bank Al Habib:

Dawood Habib Group, the sponsor of Bank AL Habib Limited has a long track record in banking that dates back to the 1920s. the Group was among the founder members of Habib Bank Limited and played a major role in meeting the financial and banking needs of Pakistan. It was nationalized along with other Banks in Pakistan on January 1, 1974.

Bank AL Habib was incorporated as a Public Limited Company in October 1991 and started banking operations in 1992. The bank is now one of the leading banks of Pakistan and is known for its high level of customer service. With strong branch network of more than 1060 branches and sub braches in 436 cities across the country including a wholesale branch in Bahrain and Malaysia. The bank also has representative offices in China, UAE, Turkey and Kenya.