WorldRemit Introduces Instant Transfers to Nigeria

WorldRemit Introduces Instant Transfers to Nigeria
19.01.2016 01:30 pm

WorldRemit Introduces Instant Transfers to Nigeria

Transaction Banking , Payments

WorldRemit, anoounces introduction of instant transfers to Nigeria.

In addition to its same-day bank transfer service, WorldRemit now allows people to send money to more than 140 cash pickup locations in Nigeria, instantly.

People in more than 50 countries can use the app to send to Nigeria. Recipients can collect money instantly from 140 branches of Skye Bank. WorldRemit customers currently send over 400,000 transactions every month.

Nigerians living abroad sent home $20.8 billion in 2015, by far the largest volume of remittances to any country in Africa and the 6th largest in the world, according to the World Bank.[1]

Ismail Ahmed, WorldRemit’s CEO & Founder, comments: “Gone are the days of queuing in line at a high-street transfer shop and waiting several days for a money transfer to arrive. At WorldRemit, we offer people a choice of the most convenient ways to send and receive money. Today, Nigerians can use our app or website to send money to a bank account or cash pickup location, instantly.”

In February 2015, WorldRemit received a $100m funding round led by Technology Crossover Ventures, early investors of Facebook, Spotify, and Netflix. 

In June 2015, WorldRemit was recognised by United Nations agency IFAD for shaking up the global money transfer industry. WorldRemit offers a convenient mobile service and low minimum fees, allowing people to send smaller amounts, more frequently: Fees for transfers to Nigeria start at 0.95 EUR and 0.99 GBP respectively.

Related News

Paymentology works with Utility Warehouse to help customers reduce their bills

Utility Warehouse (UW), has selected cloud-based payment processing platform, Paymentology, to process its cashback card transactions. UW... Read more »

BestX launches post-trade transaction cost analysis for equities

BestX, State Street’s foreign exchange and fixed income best execution analytics platform, announced today... Read more »

Publicis Sapient collaborates with Goldman Sachs to build their new transaction banking platform

Publicis Sapient, the digital business transformation hub of Publicis Groupe, is very excited to have agreed to a multi-year collaboration with Goldman... Read more »

Hello, Intruder

Start-up PSP targeting Generation Z streamers, bloggers and influencers

Intruder, a new payments services provider (PSP) targeting Generation Z... Read more »

Ezra launches to help power global aid through social and financial inclusion

An initiative created by chairman and founding member Allan Green, Ezra has a powerful vision: to partner with mobile operators, NGOs,... Read more »

Barclaycard data shows UK retail transactions grew by 60 per cent last week as stores re-open after lockdown

With many UK businesses re-opening their doors for the first time since lockdown, data from Barclaycard Payments, which processes nearly 40 per cent of all transactions... Read more »

Magazine
ALL
Free Newsletter Sign-up
+44 (0) 208 819 32 53 +44 (0) 173 261 71 47
Download Our Mobile App
Financial It Youtube channel