KUALA LUMPUR: Malayan Banking Bhd (Maybank) has expanded its cell bus banking service to cowl two new routes in rural Pahang, specifically Lepar Hilir and Kuala Pahang, bringing the variety of routes to 10, efficient July 4, 2022.

In a press release in the present day, Maybank Malaysia’s group monetary providers head Datuk Hamirullah Boorhan stated the growth of the cell bus banking service is in keeping with the group’s efforts to additional improve monetary inclusion for patrons in rural areas.

He stated the service gives clients larger comfort and simpler entry to monetary providers, serving to to cut back their travelling time to carry out their banking obligations.

“We are continually searching for methods to enhance our choices in addition to to assist overcome the challenges confronted by our clients in distant areas, corresponding to within the districts of Maran, Gambang, Pekan, Kuantan, Ulu Lepar and Kuala Pahang,” he stated.

According to Hamirullah, the earlier routes acquired rising assist from the communities served, registering a median of 20 per cent development within the variety of clients served during the last three years.

“With the addition of those two new routes, we anticipate to serve not less than 15 per cent extra clients every year, and we’ll look into the opportunity of increasing this service to extra areas if possible,” he stated.

The 10 routes cowl about 500 kilometres, every location now being served on a fortnightly foundation.

Introduced in 1978, the Maybank cell bus service has been offering primary banking providers to communities residing in distant areas that are underserved and have restricted or no entry to banking providers.

Maybank stated the 2 newly launched routes are additionally a part of the financial institution’s ongoing assist for Bank Negara Malaysia’s “PEMULIH” initiative, which goals to develop monetary inclusion by offering higher monetary providers to communities which have minimal monetary providers. – Bernama