The management of Latvijas Pasts expects an influx of new customers to the Postal Settlement System and for receipt of pensions and benefits paid by the by the State Social Insurance Agency (VSAA) at places of residence, taking into account the interest over the past few days in the payment services at Latvijas Pasts and newly opened current accounts whose number within three days has reached the average number of accounts opened over a month. Latvijas Pasts has the widest and most branched network of offices across Latvia, where it is possible to make and receive payments, and the company is the only economic operator that ensures the delivery of payments at the customer’s place of residence.
Since last Friday, the 16th of August 2019, more than 700 new payment accounts have been opened in the Postal Settlement System, which is equal to the average number of new accounts traditionally opened at Latvijas Pasts per month. Mārcis Vilcāns, Chairman of the Board of Latvijas Pasts, points out: “In view of the dynamics of opening new accounts at Latvijas Pasts and the high interest shown by customers, which we have observed over the past few days, we may forecast an additional influx of customers to the Postal Settlement System, and on our part we are ready for it. We are also forecasting an increase in the number of people interested in receiving pensions and benefits paid by VSAA at the customer’s place of residence – this is a service provided exclusively by Latvijas Pasts throughout Latvia.”
It is possible to open a payment account in the Postal Settlement System free of charge at any of more than 370 full-spectrum Latvijas Pasts post offices across the country. It provides the opportunity to receive salaries, pensions, benefits and other payments, to make transfers to the accounts of legal entities and private persons at post offices and credit institutions in Latvia and abroad, to deposit and withdraw cash from one’s account, and to pay bills for rent, utilities and other services.
Information on the account balance and incoming and outgoing transactions on one’s Postal Settlement System account is available by connecting to the text message service on the mobile phone.
Currently there are more than 196,000 payment accounts opened at Latvijas Pasts. About 65,000 customers receive pensions and benefits in the Postal Settlement System at the post offices every month, while 79,000 customers get the money delivered at their places of residence through the intermediary of Latvijas Pasts every month.
About SJSC Latvijas Pasts
Latvijas Pasts ensures the widest availability of postal services throughout Latvia by maintaining more than 600 post offices. The primary function of the company is provision of the universal postal service; Latvijas Pasts also provides commercial transport, express mail, payment, press subscription, retail and philatelic services. Latvijas Pasts is a wholly State-owned company with around 3,800 employees. The quality measurements of Latvijas Pasts domestic mail deliveries are regularly conducted by Kantar TNS, one of the leading market, social and media research agencies in Latvia. In turn, the quality measurements of the cross-border deliveries are provided within the framework of the International Post Corporation through the intermediary of the research companies Kantar TNS, Ipsos and Quotas.
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