COVID-19 has already affected over close to 12 million people worldwide and has claimed the lives of more than 500,000 individuals.
The surge of infected individuals has prompted for countries around the globe to observe physical distancing and when that proved to be difficult, lockdowns were put in place. These lockdowns or as they are called in the Philippines, Community Quarantines have halted the lives of many people and most especially their livelihood. Given that only essential industries are left functioning and more than 7 million Filipino workers are displaced, financial services have become crucial to the larger population. Access to financial services has become a challenge since going out of the house poses threats and movement is still limited with quarantines in place.The situation has prompted a shift to digital transactions and expanded use of the digital space as well.
As answer to this movement, microfinancial services giant, Cebuana Lhuillier has made it possible for its clients to send money from the comforts of their own homes.“This is one way that Cebuana Lhuillier has adapted to the challenges posed by the pandemic, our Remit-From-Home service makes it much easier and safer for our clients to help their loved ones weather this storm. Cebuana Lhuillier has been and will be with the Filipinos whatever the challenge may be,” said Jean Henri Lhuillier, president and CEO of Cebuana Lhuillier.
The Remit-from-Home service allows clients to send money without having to leave their house and going to Cebuana Lhuillier branches but instead does their transaction online with the help of Cebuana Lhuillier agents. The service is no different to the branch transaction and carries the same safe and secure money transfer Cebuana Lhuillier is known for. Clients can access the Remit-From-Home service by logging on to https://remitfromhome.