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JN Money Transfer celebrates 20th anniversary in Florida

Published:Friday | May 26, 2017 | 5:00 AM

Throughout the month of May, JN Money Transfer (JNMT) has been celebrating 20 years of operation in Florida with a series of customer promotions; a salute to its partners; recognition of employees; and a church service.

The Jamaica National Group, through its subsidiary, Jamaica National Money Services (JNMS), began its USA operations in Lauderdale Lakes in May 1997. Since then, through the use of new technologies, the remittance company has enhanced its delivery service and kept Jamaicans and other Caribbean nationalities in Florida connected with their loved ones back home. The remittance company is renowned for its excellent customer service.

"We have come a long way in the past two decades, based on improving our money-transfer efficiencies through technological solutions; the commitment and dedication of our partners; the quality service of our employees; and the loyalty of our customers," said Carmen Bartlett, regional manager, JNMS South East USA.

 

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She noted that recognition of the JN brand in the marketplace was significant, and that the marketing support out of Kingston was instrumental in securing the trust of Jamaican residents in Florida, for the fast, affordable and convenient services which have been at the heart of the JNMT operation in Florida.

"We therefore plan to highlight our milestone with a series of promotions and activities at our JN Money Transfer's Lauderdale Lakes location, which was the first branch to be opened in the region," she said.

On May 27, the office will host a branch promotion.

"We will also give thanks at a special church service, at the Merrill United Methodist Church, on Sunday, May 28, and we have invited our customers and partners to participate in our thanksgiving for the achievement of this milestone," Bartlett said.

Horace Hines, acting general manager for JNMS, said the region was vital to Jamaica and the company, and this was part of the reason for establishing an office in the state.

"The Florida region is important to Jamaicans at home and abroad, and we will demonstrate our appreciation for their loyalty over the years as we continue to build brand awareness," Hines affirmed.

The Bank of Jamaica reports that Florida registers the second largest percentage of remittance to Jamaica, at slightly under 13 per cent of funds being remitted from overseas.