Discussions on transiting the Ministry of Social Development and Family Services clients to electronic banking continued Wednesday.
This was done during a meeting Minister of Social Development and Family Services, Donna Cox, held with representatives of the Bankers Association of Trinidad and Tobago.
In a media release the Ministry said the meeting with the Bankers Association also provided the opportunity to establish workable solutions to combat these issues and create a seamless experience and an ease of doing business for all clients of the Ministry.
The Bankers Association of Trinidad and Tobago advised special arrangements have been made to facilitate recipients of social welfare cheques.
The release said banks will continue to collaborate with the Ministry to get more persons on direct deposit.
The Ministry said among the other items discussed at the meeting included special services provided by BATT members for vulnerable groups.
Encashing of cheques from entities other than those legally authorised: hardware stores, beauty salons, barber shops, cosmetic shops etc and senior Citizens’ Pension Legislation.