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SBP launches an FX Portal with 11 banks for end-to-end digitalization of FX requests

SBP FX Portal

11 commercial banks have been selected by the State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) in its FX Portal to provide end-to-end digitalization of the Foreign Exchange requests.

The State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) has launched an FX Portal, the announcement of which was made via Twitter.

‘Currently, customers of 11 banks can submit their cases digitally from their workplace. More banks to joining FX Portals in phases’, SBP said.

The names of the banks are:

  • Allied Bank Ltd.
  • Bank Al-Falah Ltd.
  • Faysal Bank Ltd.
  • Habib Bank Ltd.
  • Habib Metropolitan Bank Ltd.
  • The Industrial and Commercial Bank of China
  • MCB Bank Ltd.
  • Meezan Bank Ltd
  • Standard Chartered Bank (Pakistan) Ltd.
  • The Bank of Punjab
  • United Bank Ltd.

The State Bank of Pakistan launched the FX Regulatory Approval System (RAS) for end-to-end digitalization of the Foreign Exchange (FX) related case submission processes.

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The initiative aims to provide both individuals and the business community a fully-digitized platform so that banks can be approached for their FX-related requests.

Moreover, it will transform FX operations by replacing paper-based requests with electronic submissions. It is both efficient and cost-effective.

SBP developed online FX Portal under the umbrella of its ‘Knowledge Management System’. It would be helpful to digitize its decision-making processes.

Also, inherent problems related to the paper-based processes will eliminate via the system. It will ensure the timely delivery of its services to stakeholders.

Furthermore, customers will be enabled to lodge their FX-related requests from a location of their convenience via the end-to-end digitization of the process through the commercial banks’ portals.

In this way, their valuable time will be spared that would have otherwise be spent navigating the paper-based processes.

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