We are making sending money as simple as sending a text message

Our customers work hard for their money, so we’re making it easier to send it. We’ll get your money to those who need it quickly, securely, and at low-cost – making sure your hard work goes further.

The beginning

Back in 2010, our founder Ismail Ahmed set out to fix a big problem: millions of people around the world were wasting time and money to support their loved ones back home.

Ismail had experienced these frustrations first-hand. When he was studying in the UK in the 1980s, he spent hours travelling to the nearest money agent to send money to his family in East Africa and faced extraordinarily high fees. 

An expert in global remittances, Ismail soon realised that the entire industry, dominated by a few big incumbents, was ripe for digital disruption. With the help of co-founders Catherine Wines and Richard Igoe, Ismail founded WorldRemit to bring an offline industry to an online future.

Our amazing growth

Over 9 years, our global business has grown leaps and bounds.

Currencies Countries Customers 

We have an unrivalled network of pay-out options, making it convenient to pick up your funds. We’re also fast: over 90% of our transactions are authorised within minutes, and 70% of our mobile-to-mobile transfers take less than 3 minutes.

Our global team

As our service has grown, so has our team. We employ 700 people over 6 continents.

Our headquarters is in London, United Kingdom, and we also have regional hubs in Poland, the Philippines, and the United States.  

Our company is as diverse as our customers with over 30 nationalities alone in London headquarters and a plethora of languages from Amharic to Zulu amongst our global team. WorldRemit’s management, led by CEO Breon Corcoran, comes from many backgrounds and disciplines, but shares a common commitment: we’re digitising the future of money transfers down to the last mile.

Our backers & testimonials

We have raised over $375m to date in debt and equity financing.

Accel Partners TCV 

We’re received awards and accolades from across the globe.

FT Transformational Awards Sunday Times Tech Track 100 European Contact Centres and Customer Service Award

BBC The Guardian CNN