Jamaica National launches video transfer service

Jamaica National Money Transfer (JNMT) is launching a new service this week.

“The JN Money Transfer” will allow JNMT customers sending and receiving money from abroad to also send and receive video messages.

“The concept was developed as part of our continued commitment to keep Jamaicans in the Diaspora connected with their loved ones in Jamaica,” said Earl Jarrett, general manager of the Jamaica National Building Society, the parent company of JN Money Services Limited (JNMS), which operates under the JNMT brand. “We want to give them an opportunity to tell family and friends how much they care, not only by sending money home, but by allowing them to also literally tell their loved ones about the thought behind the gift.”

Leesa Kow, general manager of JNMS, believes the introduction of the JN Video Transfer will revolutionize the money transfer market because, currently, no other remittance-based company offers a similar service.

“Although the technology isn’t ground-breaking, the application against the JNMT brand and service is new,” said Kow. “The concept is to place ‘I LOVE’ JNMT video kiosks in all JN branches around the world.”

From the kiosks, JN Video Transfer users will be able to send and receive video messages. Customers will pay a special introductory charge of US$5 to send a 30 second long video message.

JN Video Transfer users will be able send videos with or without a remittance from any JN Money Transfer branch in Jamaica, Canada, the United States, the United Kingdom and the Cayman Islands.

“In keeping with the “I LOVE” Campaign, we felt it necessary to further create a medium that would enhance the JN Money Transfer service and broaden the appeal of the brand,” said Kow.

Remittances are an important source of income for many people in Canada and abroad. Most remittances are sent to help support family and loved ones rather than for commercial purposes.

“The money being sent is an extension of a need to stay tied to and to support those left behind. Therefore, as with most loved ones, there is a desire to stay connected. Our aim is to enhance that connection by allowing our customers a virtual experience that no other remittance-based company currently offers,” said Jarrett.

The new technology will be officially launched in Jamaica and abroad on Friday November 6, and Saturday, November 7, respectively.

For more information, visit www.jnbs.com.

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