Standard Chartered Bank partners with UAE Exchange for Cash Management Services

The arrangement allows corporate clients of Standard Chartered Bank to deposit cash in their accounts through the 150+ UAE Exchange branches located across the UAE

Pradeep Kumar T. P., CEO of UAE Exchange and Unimoni and Rola Abu Maneh, CEO of Standard Chartered UAE, signing the partnership agreement

Pradeep Kumar T. P., CEO of UAE Exchange and Unimoni and Rola Abu Maneh, CEO of Standard Chartered UAE, signing the partnership agreement

Dubai - Standard Chartered Bank has signed a strategic partnership agreement with UAE Exchange, a leading financial services brand in the United Arab Emirates, that further strengthens the existing relationship between the two companies. The new partnership will enable the corporate clients of Standard Chartered Bank to deposit cash in their bank accounts through UAE Exchange’s vast retail network of 150+ branches across all seven emirates in the UAE.

Through this extended partnership, Standard Chartered will now be able to provide its corporate clients with multiple touchpoints for depositing cash in the UAE. For added convenience, the new cash deposit service will be available seven days a week along with extended cut-off time for depositing cash at UAE Exchange branches.

Standard Chartered’s latest arrangement with UAE Exchange, a Finablr company, is an alternative and integrated solution for cash deposit management, making it an efficient and cost-effective channel for the Bank’s corporate clients. The introduction of this innovative service enables the Bank’s corporate clients to deposit cash at the nearest UAE Exchange branch. Clients can receive near real-time credit into their account, complemented by Standard Chartered’s Virtual Account solution offering payer identification and enriched narrations.

Standard Chartered has successfully piloted this solution with five select corporate clients, who are actively using this arrangement.

Among them is BRF, one of the largest food companies in the world, who has managed to streamline its cash collections through UAE Exchange. “Being one of the first clients to use this innovative solution, we are delighted with the implementation, outcome, convenience and efficiency this has brought for our sales team and account receivables process,” said Bruno Massera, Head of Treasury, BRF.

Commenting on the agreement, Rola Abu Maneh, CEO of Standard Chartered UAE, said, "With our rich history of over 60 years in the UAE, Standard Chartered is well positioned to offer our clients unprecedented reach through a fully integrated and secure solution. This landmark agreement is in line with the Bank’s approach of deepening its client relationship by providing world-class financial solutions.”

Commenting on this collaboration, Pradeep Kumar T. P., CEO of UAE Exchange and Unimoni, said, “Our long-standing relationship with Standard Chartered builds on our collective synergies that aim to provide innovative solutions which redefine the financial services industry. As a customer-centric brand with strong capabilities, we continuously look out for opportunities and newer ways to enhance and broaden our portfolio of services. We are proud to partner with Standard Chartered Bank for this first-of-a-kind initiative that complements our services and further empowers corporate customers."

Abdel Kareem Alkayed, Country Head, UAE Exchange-UAE, added, “Through this new arrangement, the Bank's corporate clients will benefit from our expertise in streamlining cash management processes and our trusted ability to handle large amounts of physical cash safely and securely. In addition to this, we provide accessibility through conveniently-located branches across the UAE. We look forward to teaming up with Standard Chartered Bank to deliver a seamless experience to its corporate clients."

“Cash handling remains a significant pain point for corporates due to the associated cost and risk. We have achieved an important milestone through our partnership arrangement with UAE Exchange, combining network, convenience, security and payer identification under a single integrated offering,” said Motasim Iqbal, Head of Transaction Banking, Standard Chartered UAE.

Standard Chartered and UAE Exchange plan to further this collaboration by adding new services under this tie-up as well as extend this to other Standard Chartered footprint markets in the future.


About Standard Chartered
We are a leading international banking group, with a presence in 60 of the world’s most dynamic markets and serving clients in a further 85. Our purpose is to drive commerce and prosperity through our unique diversity, and our heritage and values are expressed in our brand promise, Here for good.

Standard Chartered PLC is listed on the London and Hong Kong Stock Exchanges as well as the Bombay and National Stock Exchanges in India. For more stories and expert opinions please visit Insights at Follow Standard Chartered on Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

About UAE Exchange
UAE Exchange is a leading financial services brand established in the United Arab Emirates in 1980. The brand offers a full suite of diversified and innovative financial solutions in money transfer, foreign exchange and payments solutions. The customer-centric ethos combined with a quality-driven approach, constant innovation in products and processes, and the deployment of latest technological advancements sets UAE Exchange apart from its peers.

UAE Exchange has been globally recognised and awarded for its corporate citizenship, customer service initiatives and business excellence such as Dubai Quality Gold Award, Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Business Award, Great Place to Work Award, Emiratisation Award, Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award etc. UAE Exchange has partnered with leading institutions such as Emirates Foundation and Dubai Cares.

UAE Exchange is part of Finablr, a global platform for Payments and Foreign Exchange solutions. With deep regulatory know-how, technology expertise and industry leading partnerships, Finablr companies provide a broad array of tailored and trusted financial solutions for consumers and businesses. With a global reach spanning 170+ countries, Finablr companies processed over 150 million transactions in 2018, managing nearly USD 115 billion for customers.

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For Standard Chartered Bank
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Head of External Communications, UAE
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Manager - PR & Communications

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PR Director – Quill Communications
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