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Coronavirus (COVID-19) Related Currency Updates

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Bangladeshi Taka (BDT)

May 13, 2020 
Bangladeshi taka (BDT) payments reinstated

Summary: Payments to BDT are available for processing with immediate effect.

March 27, 2020
Bangladeshi taka (BDT) payments temporarily suspended

Summary: As of March 26th, 2020,  BDT payments are not available.

Alternative currencies may be available please contact your relationship manager for more details.


East Caribbean Dollar (XCD)

April 30, 2020  
East Caribbean Dollar (XCD) payments capabilities update

Summary: Western Union Business Solutions is now able to process XCD payments to non-Republic Bank beneficiaries in Antigua, Grenada, Montserrat and Saint Kitts & Nevis again. Please anticipate payment delays due to limited processing capabilities.

As of today, there is no XCD payment capability limitation remaining.

 

April 9, 2020 
East Caribbean Dollar (XCD) payments capabilities update

Summary: XCD payments to all beneficiary banks in Dominica and Saint Lucia are now available to be processed.  XCD payments to Grenada remain unavailable for processing at this time.

Payments to Republic Bank beneficiaries in those regions and XCD payments to all other countries can be processed as usual.

 

April 2, 2020
East Caribbean Dollar (XCD) payments capabilities update

Summary: Western Union Business Solutions is now able to process XCD payments to non-Republic Bank beneficiaries in Antigua, Grenada, Montserrat and Saint Kitts & Nevis again. Please anticipate payment delays due to limited processing capabilities.

As of today, there is no XCD payment capability limitation remaining.

 


Honduran Lempira (HNL)

March 25, 2020
HNL payments reinstated

Summary: Payments to HNL are available for processing with immediate effect.

 

March 24, 2020
Payments to Honduras update

Update: USD payments to Honduras are not impacted by the below.

Summary: With immediate effect, Honduran lempira (HNL) trading and settlement is suspended due to the implications of COVID-19 in Honduras. Trading and outstanding payments (if any) are adjourned until further notice.

 

March 19, 2020
HNL payments temporarily suspended

Summary: With immediate effect, Honduran lempira (HNL) trading and settlement is suspended due to the implications of COVID-19 in Honduras. Trading and outstanding payments (if any) are adjourned until further notice.

 


Jordanian Dinar (JOD)

March 31, 2020
Payments to Jordan reinstated

Summary: Payments to Jordan in all currencies (including Jordanian Dinar) are now reinstated and will be processed business as usual. 

 

March 24, 2020
Payments to Jordan suspended due to Covid-19

Update: Payments to a beneficiary bank in Jordan will not be processed – regardless of the currency.

Summary: With immediate effect, payments to Jordan will not be processed due to COVID-19 related issues. Jordanian dinar (JOD) payments will not be processed.

 


Nepalese Rupee (NPR)

April 2, 2020
Payments to Nepal reinstated

Summary:  With immediate effect, Nepalese Rupee (NPR) payments have been reinstated. Delivery times cannot be guaranteed due to the shortened operating hours of the local banks.

 

March 30, 2020
Payments to Nepal remains suspended

Update: Payments to Nepal will remain suspended until further notice. 

Summary: With immediate effect, payments to Nepal in Nepalese Rupee (NPR) and any other currency are suspended due to COVID-19 related issues. 

 

March 25, 2020
Payments to Nepal suspended until further notice

Summary: With immediate effect, payments to Nepal in Nepalese Rupee (NPR) and any other currency are suspended due to COVID-19 related issues. This suspension is currently due to last one week, until March 31st, 2020.