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The Federation of Credit Unions and Workers' Banks is to open 200 points of service in shops, pharmacies, and other retail areas.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

With an investment of $5 million in technology, Fedecrédito next month will open 70 'Fede Punto Vecinos' (Fede Point Neighbors), out of a total of 200 non-banking correspondents which it plans to have by late 2013.

The aim of the Federation of Credit Unions and Workers' Banks (Fedecrédito) is to set up these Non-Banking Correspondents (CNB's by their initials in Spanish) in convenience stores, shops, pharmacies, hardware stores and other places where people can conduct transactions such as withdrawing money, collecting remittances and making loan payments, said Macario Armando Rosales, president of Fedecrédito.

According to the official, the new projects are part of the expansion plans of the Fedecrédito System. "For next year, the institution expects to open another 200 Fedel Point Neighbors, which will add to the 307 points of service it already has across the country, including 126 ATMs," noted an article in

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