LAHORE - The Bank of Punjab (BOP), one of the country’s leading financial institution with network of 663 branches and 646 ATMs across Pakistan, has signed an MoU with McDonald’s (SIZA Foods Pvt. Ltd.) for installation of ATMs at key McDonald’s outlets to facilitate its customers.

As part of this collaboration, BOP inaugurated an ATM at Lahore Polo Country Club. Group Chief Corporate & Investment Banking Farid Ahmed Khan inaugurated the ATM. From BOP, the ceremony was attended by Zahid Mustafa - Group Chief, Consumer & Digital Banking, Ijaz ur Rehman Qureshi - Group Head, Operations, Nofel Daud – Group Head, Retail Banking and Asim Qureshi – Head Cards. Addressing the ceremony, Farid Khan said, “Today marks the real beginning of our association with SIZA Foods as we go live with our first ATM at McDonald’s. We will be placing up more ATM machines at McDonald’s outlets across Pakistan to facilitate customers. At Bank of Punjab, we strongly believe that alternative distribution channels like ATMs are critical component of our digital banking strategy to provide convenience to the customers in accessing cash and other banking services at outlets of strong brand like McDonalds.” From McDonald’s, the ceremony was attended by Raza Ali- Director Marketing, Umar Toor- National Manager Real Estate, Haroon Akhtar, Ali Raza and Faisal Shahid.

Speaking on behalf of McDonald’s, Raza Ali highlighted, “McDonald’s Pakistan has always promoted customer centric initiatives and presence of BOP ATMs at our premises will add to their convenience as they will be able to perform their transactions in the safe and secure environment. Further, McDonald’s Pakistan with BOP is exploring venues on highways where they can provide ATM facilities to commuters and tourists.”