Salvadorans and particularly mothers who will soon celebrate their day, can collect remittances received from their relatives abroad immediately, 365 days a year, and without leaving home, thanks to the Davivienda El Salvador and Daviplata applications.
In addition to Davivienda's digital platforms, for the convenience of all salvadorans receiving remittances in the salvadoran territory, this financial institution offers a wide network of ATMs located in the fourteen departments, from which they can withdraw their remittance in cash.
Likewise, beneficiaries can receive their remittance directly into their savings account; those who do not have an account yet, can open the Cuenta Móvil from their cell phone or computer; or, if they prefer, a DaviPlata account from a cell phone using a salvadoran telephone number.
To make use of this modality, the beneficiary of the remittance must only provide the sender with the account number and full name according to the identity document, since these are the only data to be provided to the remittance agent during the remittance sending operation.
The convenience of these remittance collection services has meant Davivienda's preference for thousands of salvadoran families. During 2020, even with the development of the Covid-19 pandemic, Salvadorans abroad sent US$5,918.6 million, according to data from the Banco Central de Reserva (BCR).
This figure represented an increase of 4.8% over the previous year. Likewise, the first quarter of this year continues to show an upward trend, which is also reflected by Davivienda's remittance collection users, who are increasingly taking advantage of the benefits of the digital world.
"For Davivienda it is important to keep Salvadorans united: those who live in the country along with their family and friends living abroad, providing them with easy, convenient and secure options to collect and use family remittances. As we know that love crosses borders, in the framework of Mother's Day we invite you to take advantage of these options by sending that special gift that shows your gratitude and love to your mother. And to those who live in the country, we invite you to inform your family to send your remittance through Davivienda to enjoy the conveniences of our digital channels. In Davivienda, our users decide where, when and how to collect their family remittance", said Jaime Gonzalez, director of Personal Banking of Davivienda El Salvador.
Davivienda has strategic alliances with seven remittance agents, covering the entire world: RIA, Dolex, Uniteller, MoneyGram, XOOM, Viamerica, Remitly, Barry, WorldRemit, Intermex.