Muthoot Finance, the India-based gold loan NBFC company, has signed a MoU with UAE-based Lulu International Exchange, to work as its collection partner.
Through this partnership, Muthoot Finance aims to drive convenience and ease of money transfer for over 4 lakh NRIs in the UAE region whose relatives have availed gold loans back home.
India is by far the world’s largest recipient of remittances, with the share of remittances from GCC countries to Kerala, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka historically being high.
This partnership will provide customers and their relatives who have availed gold loans with a secure and reliable way to pay their gold loan installments at special rates. NRIs can avail the service at any of the 89 branches of LuLu Exchange spread across the UAE.
The loan instalment will be settled on a real time basis with a nominal fee charged for the remit service. Through its physical branches and digital solution of LuLu Money, LuLu Exchange offers fast and reliable money transfer and foreign exchange service powered by a robust network, reputed
partners, and high standards of customer care.
Furthermore, with a wide network of 4600-plus branches of Muthoot Finance in India, the beneficiaries can receive the money to their loan accounts in any of their branches. This is made possible in partnership with Muthoot Finserv, the USA venture of Muthoot Group, which has been one of the most reliable money transfer services providers to India and Sri Lanka.
Speaking on the partnership, George Alexander Muthoot, Managing Director, Muthoot Finance, said, “UAE holds a significant position amongst the countries worldwide in terms of the remittances received from Muthoot Finance’s overseas expatriate communities. This partnership will enhance the cross-border repayment experience to be quicker and reliable. NRIs can use LuLu Exchange branches to repay the gold loan installments of their relatives who have availed a gold loan from Muthoot Finance.”
Speaking on the development, Richard Wason, CEO, LuLu Financial Group, said, “LuLu Exchange has been at the forefront of delivering qualitative remittance products to Indian expats living in the UAE. Our partnership with Muthoot Finance extends our responsibility to the NRI community by offering them a seamless and accessible medium to send money to their loan accounts. This will be of immense benefit to Muthoot’s customers in the UAE, and we plan to digitise this service very soon, which will further simplify the payment needs of our customers.”