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BTA Bank to open round-the-clock Western Union Service Office


November 30, 2011, Almaty. Today BTA Bank (hereinafter referred to as the Bank) opened round-the-clock Western Union money transfer service office in Almaty. A new banking service unit is located at Sheber Branch of the Bank at the crossroad of Abay av. and Zharokov str. Grand opening ceremony was attended by Ms. Gulmira Abildinova, Director of Almaty Branch of the Bank, Mr. Ulegbek Umarov, Director of Western Union regional office, customers and honored guests of the Bank.

It shall be noted that this is the second specialized round-the-clock Western Union office in BTA Bank network. The first one was opened in 2007 in Astana. What is unique for both offices of the banking service is possibility of round-the-clock service of transfers in Western Union. There are no other equivalent offices either in Kazakhstan or Central Asia countries.

Customers shall pay special attention to the fact that new Western Union office is located next to the final stop of Almaty subway to be launched in December this year.

“This is why we decided to open first in the city round-the-clock Western Union service office at Sheber Branch which is next to Alatau metro station”, said Ms. Gulmira Abildinova, Director of Almaty Branch of the Bank, – “We hope that such neighborhood will increase accessibility to banking services for our customers who will be able to send money to any place of the world and at any convenient time”.

This year Bank’s cooperation with Western Union will celebrate 10th anniversary. To commemorate such a joint event has been launched under which the Bank’s customers who sent money at one of 221 Bank’s units during the period from October 1 to November 30, 2011 had a chance to win money prizes.

In addition, Western Union has reconsidered rate policy in regard to money transfers around Kazakhstan. Now fee for Western Union transfers around Kazakhstan is from KZT400.

Sheber Unit of Almaty Branch of the Bank was opened in 2007. Today it is a modern, convenient and multi-functional banking service center with maximum range of services. Here the customers can quickly and easily open a deposit, get payment card, exchange currency. Different services can be paid in Internet-banking and Cash & Pay payment terminals. Also, in Sheber Unit there is the largest in Kazakhstan automated safe depositary consisting of 1060 safe boxes.

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