The delivery of debit cards will continue in Loreto until its more than 30,500 users integrated into the social plan are covered. (A Peruvian man)
Less than a month has passed since the Ministry of Development and Social Inclusion (Midis) reported that Pensión 65 users would receive debit cards to collect at the different correspondent agents of the Banco de la Nación. Last Tuesday, September 19, 100 Iquito adults received their ‘plastics’ to have greater accessibility in payments.
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This measure was taken in awareness of the difficulty that many older adults have in having to go to a banking agency to make their corresponding withdrawal. In this case, the debit card gives the user the option to withdraw the amount at a greater number of locations, which include some stores, pharmacies or correspondent agents of the Banco de la Nación.
To date, the Ministry of Development and Social Inclusion (Midis) is delivering the cards as part of its payment modernization process, whose objective is to improve service processes for its more than 627 thousand users. throughout the country.
Pensión 65 is a Midis social plan that subsidizes every two months those over 65 years of age who lack basic conditions for their maintenance. (Andean)
In this regard, Julio Mendigure Fernández, who serves as executive director of Pensión 65, declared that the social program’s mission is to promote financial inclusion, first, with the opening of bank accounts and, second, with the massive delivery of cards to its residents. users. Thus, Midis aims to bring financial services closer to people in vulnerable situations who otherwise would not be able to make the payment due to them or the process would be difficult for them. “In addition, this helps boost the local economy,” added the official.
One of the immediate impacts that older adults obtain when receiving their debit card is that they can collect their bimonthly subsidies at any warehouse, pharmacy or correspondent agent of the Banco de la Nación.
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An additional element and which is, in fact, one of the reasons for adopting such a modality, since it helps to modernize financial processes and integration, is that one has the possibility of accessing other financial services, including withdrawal and money transfers to other accounts at any time. Of course, the accessibility that these financial services offer equally benefits the elderly who are unable to attend a banking agency.
“Financial inclusion also implies the creation of better products and services by the financial system. It is a process that involves various actors in favor of the development of people in vulnerable situations,” added Mendigure Fernández.
Older adults received training talks to know how to use the cards and access financial benefits (El Peruano).
According to the RPP portal, the delivery of debit cards is done after training. This was confirmed by the attendees in Iquitos, who received talks on the use of plastic cards in POS devices.
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In the department of Loreto there are more than 30,500 Pensión 65 users, so in the following months of 2023 and 2024 the delivery of debit cards will continue intensively until all adults are integrated into this new modality of the social plan.
On the day in Iquitos, debit cards were delivered to 85 users of the Contigo social program, also from Midis, aimed at people with severe disabilities and poverty.