According to statista.com, there are more than 2 million overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) scattered all over the world pre-pandemic. It seems that every family has at least one family member or relative who is working abroad in any capacity. While many had been repatriated during the two-year pandemic, OFWs are starting to go back. It is no wonder that sending secure remittances back to the Philippines is a very crucial service for OFWs. This is where the Cebuana Lhuillier Money Transfer Service has proven very useful. Read more why.
Receiving Money Through the Cebuana Lhuillier Money Transfer Service
Several years ago, my high school batch held our Silver Jubilee Homecoming here in Bacolod City. By this time, Many of my former classmates and batchmates are now working or living abroad, making a good life for themselves and their families.
While a number of them were not able to come back home for our reunion in our public high school, they wanted to share their blessings and contribute to making the reunion very memorable. They also wanted so much to treat our former teachers. So the next best thing for them to do was to send money in order to finance the festivities. That’s why naging suki ako sa Pera Padala ng Cebuana Lhuillier.
Different people kept sending money of varying amounts on different days. They also used whatever remittance service that they are familiar with wherever they were. I would claim these through the Cebuana Lhuillier Money Transfer Service.
Advantages of the Cebuana Lhuillier Money Transfer Service
I have not experienced sending money from abroad, as I have never been an OFW. However, as a recipient here, I am happy to note the advantages of using the Cebuana Lhuillier Money Transfer Service.
Accessibility and Convenience
Cebuana Lhuillier centers seem commonplace wherever you go in the country. That is because there are more than 3,000 Cebuana Lhuillier branches nationwide! There are centers in the market, in the downtown area, malls, supermarkets, main roads, and even community centers, especially in rural areas. Most, if not all of them are open 6 days a week, so there is a wide window to claim remittances.
Transactions are very secure with the Cebuana Lhuillier Money Transfer Service. For one, they require a government-issued ID in order to claim your transaction. Second, the name on the ID and the name written by the sender should be exactly the same, i.e. sender should include the suffix Jr. if the recipient’s ID indicates it.
Lastly, the receiver should be able to provide the exact amount as well as the MTCN for the transaction to be completed. This was a bit tricky for me since the senders are different classmates, with different numbers, and amounts, and I had to make sure that they got my complete name right.
I preferred using the Cebuana Lhuillier Money Transfer Service because the branches are almost always online. Receiving money from abroad required several channels and when the internet connection of the branch is down, the cashier could not process the transaction. This happened to me several times in other service centers but so far, never at Cebuana Lhuillier, which is the reason why I prefer to use their service.
And I would not wonder if our kababayans also prefer the services of Cebuana Lhuillier Pera Padala.