How to Send Money Safely to Habib Bank in Pakistan in 5 Easy Steps

Last updated on March 6th, 2024 at 10:41 pm

It’s estimated there are around nine million Pakistanis who currently live outside of their home country. Altogether, this vast diaspora transfers the equivalent of billions of dollars back to friends and loved ones at home. At Remitly, we’re very aware of how important this generosity is to families and communities across Pakistan.

It’s why we feel privileged to provide a service that lets people in your position send money to Pakistan without having to deal with steep transfer fees and poor exchange rates.

Using the Remitly app is convenient as well as cost-effective – you can choose to have Pakistani rupees waiting to be collected at a pick up location in cash form, or deposit the money directly into your recipient’s mobile wallet or bank account. If the bank in question is HBL, then read on to find out how to make the remittance happen.

Send Money to Habib Bank in 5 Easy Steps

Whether you call it Habib Bank or just HBL, sending money to Pakistan is simple with Remitly.

  1. For first-time users, download the Remitly app and create an account. Then select Pakistan as your destination country.
  2. Enter the amount you wish to send.
  3. Choose Bank Deposit as your delivery method and Habib Bank (HBL) as your location.
  4. Enter your recipient’s UBL IBAN or account number.
  5. Enter your payment details.

At this point, you can check the details are all correct, and press send to get the PKR transfer underway. Added assurance comes from the fact that your friend or loved one will know exactly how the remittance is going thanks to our SMS updates.

Why Should I Use Remitly to Send Money to HBL?

With Remitly, you’ll know you can use the website or app whenever you need to, at any time of day or night. On top of the sheer convenience of it, there’s the not-so-small matter of pricing.

We ensure more money makes it home thanks to our great rates, special offers, and no hidden fees. So you can have complete peace of mind that you aren’t being overcharged for supporting the people who matter most in your life. 

Plus, if you change your mind and want to cancel the remittance, you can do it knowing you’ll get all your money back.

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How Quickly Will My Money Arrive at Habib Bank?

Using Remitly’s Express option means you have Pakistani rupees with your recipient very quickly – typically within minutes, in fact. If time isn’t of the essence, you can also opt for an Economy transfer, which will be completed within three to five days.

How Much Money Can I Send to Habib Bank (HBL) with Remitly?

Sometimes you may want to send over a large amount of Pakistani rupees, while at other times it may only be a small remittance. Whatever the value of your transaction, it’s our job to ensure it goes without a hitch. We’ll always have international regulations and your security in mind, which is why there are sending limits in place with our service. 

Members who’ve provided the minimum amount of personal verification info can transfer as much as:

  • US$2,999/€5,000/AUD$2,999/£5,000 within 24 hours
  • US$10,000/€15,000/AUD$10,000/£15,000 within 30 days
  • US$18,000/€50,000/AUD$18,000/£50,000 within 180 days

Need to send more? That’s not a problem. You can unlock larger sending limits by providing us with some extra pieces of information.

Is it Safe to Send Money to Habib Bank with Remitly?

Security is crucial whenever money is being transferred online. When you access your Remitly account, our two-factor verification and personal data encryption will ensure that your login details and transaction information are kept safe.

You will also have the extra sense of security that comes with SMS/text notifications on your transfer, so sending money to Pakistan is a completely transparent process. And, in the unlikely event of something going wrong, we’ll give you the money back.

Read on here to know more about how Remitly maintains members’ security.

More about Habib Bank (HBL)

The history of Habib Bank is intimately bound up with the history of Pakistan itself. It was founded back in 1941, in Bombay, and impressed none other than Muhammad Ali Jinnah, revered founder of Pakistan. It was at his request that Habib Bank moved its operations to Karachi in 1947, the very year Pakistan gained independence. 

It has since grown to become Pakistan’s largest bank, with more than 1,700 branches and 30 million customers. As well as being a household name because of its financial services, Habib Bank is synonymous with cricket sponsorship and its involvement with Pakistani government initiatives like the Ehsaas Emergency Cash programme.

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