WorldRemit News

WorldRemit launches transfers to Zantel EzyPesa in Tanzania

WorldRemit announces that its customers can now send remittances to Zantel EzyPesa accounts in Tanzania. The addition of EzyPesa means that WorldRemit now offers transfers to two of Tanzania’s four Mobile Money services. Read more

New Online Money Transfer Service For Africa

WorldRemit has launched a new online money transfer service set to revolutionize the way people send money home to friends and relatives in Africa. Read more

Sending Money To Mobile Phones

The new mobile money transfer service recently introduced by WorldRemit allows migrants from the Horn of Africa to send money from the comfort of their home or office directly to mobile phones of friends and relatives back home. Read more

Why Sending Money Online Makes Sense

Traditionally, sending money to the Horn of Africa involved visiting a money transfer agent, which is often an internet café or a small convenience store, completing a registration form, providing identification documents, and handing over cash to the agent. The WorldRemit Online Money Transfer makes this easy with a safer online service. Read more

London Business School Business Plan Competition 2010 Winner

AfricaRemit (now WorldRemit Ltd) has won the prestigious London Business School business plan competition. One of six finalists who presented business plans at the 12th entrepreneurship conference on 7 May 2010, WorldRemit was awarded this year’s prize. London Business School was ranked number one in this year’s Financial Times global rankings of business schools. Read more

New Online Money Transfer Service for Zimbabwe & Zambia

WorldRemit has recently launched an award-winning internet based money transfer service which makes sending money much easier for Zimbabweans and Zambians living abroad. By partnering with Barnfords Financial Services in Zimbabwe and Runnymede Money Transfers in Zambia, it now offers a convenient way to make transfers to Harare, Mutare, Bulawayo and Lusaka. Read more

WorldRemit Launches New Online Money Transfer Service in Canada

WorldRemit online money transfer launches its service in Canada. The innovative award-winning service will enable Africans living abroad to send money online from the comfort and safety of their own home. It will be the first time an "online" money transfer service is available to many people who regularly send money to many corridors in Africa. Read more

WorldRemit Now Offers Money Transfers from Canada to Zimbabwe

WorldRemit Money Transfer has now launched its service in Canada, allowing customers to send money to a number of countries in Africa safely and from the comfort of their own home. The ability to pay online and use of text messaging makes the whole process very convenient for both senders and recipients. Read more

Online service bids to transform African money transfer - CNN Interview with Ismail Ahmed

Official figures show that the African Diaspora sends over $40 billion every year back "home". The founder of WorldRemit, Ismail Ahmed talks to CNN's Nima Elbagir about how WorldRemit makes this process easier. Featured on CNN Marketplace Africa on Friday 8th April 2011. Read more

WorldRemit now offers Interac® Online payment option in Canada

The leading Internet-based money transfer service has added Interac Online to its portfolio of payment options, allowing customers to transfer money directly from their bank accounts. Read more

WorldRemit Launches Online Money Transfer to South Africa

The innovative online money transfer service now enables South Africans to wire funds to any bank account back home for fees as low as £2.99 from the convenience of their home or office, eliminating the need to queue up at a bank and fill out forms. Read more

WorldRemit Launches “Send Money to Yourself” Service in Somaliland

WorldRemit, a leading online money transfer business, has launched “Send Money to Yourself” service that enables diaspora members travelling to Somaliland to collect cash from local agents using their cards. In the absence of cash machines, the new service enables customers to use their debit/credit cards and pick-up cash from WorldRemit’s extensive agent network. Read more

WorldRemit Launches Online Money Transfer to Ethiopia

WorldRemit, a leading online money transfer business, has launched an online money transfer service that enables the Ethiopian diaspora to send money back home using a variety of payment options including debit cards, credit cards and Interac Online (Canada). Read more

WorldRemit Launches Online Money Transfer to Nigeria

WorldRemit, an international online money transfer business, has launched a new online money transfer service that enables the Nigerian diaspora to send money back home using a wide variety of payment options including debit cards, credit cards and Interac Online (Canada). Read more

WorldRemit Now Offers Bank Deposit Option in Zimbabwe

WorldRemit Money Transfer, an international online money transfer business, today announced a new service offering same-day bank deposits into bank accounts of all major Zimbabwean banks. Read more

WorldRemit Launches Instant Online Money Transfer to Philippines

WorldRemit, the leading online money transfer company, has launched a new online money transfer service offering a full range of pay-out options including instant cash pickup, bank deposits to any bank, nationwide door-to-door delivery and transfers to mobile accounts. Read more

WorldRemit launches instant online money transfer to Bangladesh

WorldRemit, the online money transfer system, has added Bangladesh to its network of 38 recipient countries as the country's dependence on migrant-senders increases. Read more

WorldRemit Launches Online Money Transfer in Australia

WorldRemit, the leading online money transfer business, has now launched its service in Australia. The service enables migrants to send money to family and friends back home using a variety of payment methods including debit cards, credit cards and POLi. Read more

WorldRemit Expands Payment Options with sofortbanking

WorldRemit, the leading online money transfer service, now offers a new way for customers to pay for money transfers directly from their bank accounts. The sofortbanking payment option allows customers in the UK, Germany, Austria, Belgium, Netherlands, Switzerland, Spain, Italy and Poland to make payments online without using their debit or credit cards Read more

WorldRemit Expands Online Money Transfer Services to Ghana

WorldRemit, the leading online money transfer service, has expanded its online money transfer services to Ghanaians in mainland Europe. Diaspora members in 15 countries including UK, Canada, Australia, Netherlands, Germany, Italy and Spain will now be able to send money to family and friends back home using their online service. Read more

WorldRemit Launches Online Money Transfer in New Zealand

WorldRemit, the leading online money transfer service, has now launched its service in New Zealand. Customers in New Zealand will now be able to send money safely from the comfort of their own home to family and friends back home using a variety of payment methods including debit cards, credit cards and POLi. Read more

WorldRemit Named Best Money Transfer Company in Europe

WorldRemit, the leading online money transfer service, has been named the best European money transfer company by the International Association of Money Transfer Networks (IAMTN) in this year’s annual awards Read more

WorldRemit scoops $40 million investment from Accel Partners

WorldRemit today announces that it has closed a $40 million investment from Accel Partners, representing one of the largest Series A venture capital funding rounds completed in Europe. Read more

WorldRemit offers mobile money in Uganda

WorldRemit has expanded its service in Uganda to enable customers to transfer money to mobile wallets. The global online money company, which recently secured a $40 million investment from Accel Partners... Read more

Steward Bank partnership in Zimbabwe | WorldRemit

WorldRemit, the global online money transfer service, has teamed up with Steward Bank in Zimbabwe to offer recipients enhanced convenience at the bank’s extended branch network across the country... Read more

WorldRemit Launches Online Money Transfer in Hong Kong

Customers can send money to over one hundred destinations Read more

WorldRemit expands money transfer service in Sierra Leone and Guinea Conakry

WorldRemit, the global online money transfer service, is offering recipients more cash pick-up services in Sierra Leone and Guinea Conakry... Read more

WorldRemit partners with Econet to enable instant online money transfers to EcoCash mobile wallets

In the first partnership of its kind, WorldRemit, the global online money transfer service, has partnered with Econet in Zimbabwe to offer customers instant online money transfers to EcoCash mobile wallets Read more

WorldRemit customers can now send money to Tigo Pesa mobile wallet in Tanzania

People sending money to friends and family in Tanzania using WorldRemit can now choose to have the funds delivered to a Tigo Pesa mobile wallet. Read more

WorldRemit announces instant bank deposit service with BDO and Metrobank in the Philippines

WorldRemit, the global online money transfer service, now offers instant bank deposits to BDO (Banco de Oro) and Metrobank accounts in the Philippines. The new service means that funds sent via WorldRemit to customers of either bank will be available immediately. Read more

WorldRemit launches transfers to Indosat Dompetku Mobile Money in Indonesia

Online money transfer service WorldRemit is now offering customers the ability to send funds to friends and family in Indonesia who use Indosat’s Dompetku Mobile Money service. Read more

WorldRemit introduces Baht transfers to Thailand

Online money transfer service WorldRemit is introducing the ability to send money to Thailand in Baht, the local currency Read more

WorldRemit launches in Jordan and Gulf States

WorldRemit - the online money transfer provider - today announced the launch of its first services in Jordan and the Gulf States of Bahrain, Kuwait and Oman. Customers are now able to send a mobile airtime recharge to friends and family in more than 70 countries around the world using their computer, smartphone or tablet. Read more

WorldRemit launches across Central and Eastern Europe

WorldRemit, the online money transfer service, announces its launch across seven countries in Central & Eastern Europe. Customers in Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland and Romania will now be able to able to send money to friends and family in more than 100 countries. Read more

WorldRemit launches money transfers from Iceland

WorldRemit, the award-winning online money transfer service, announces its launch in Iceland. Customers can use WorldRemit to send money to friends and family in more than 100 countries from their computer, smartphone or tablet. Read more

Mobile airtime reload available to 80 countries

WorldRemit – the online money transfer provider – today announced that people in the Philippines will be able to send mobile airtime reloads using the service. It is the first time that WorldRemit has offered sending facilities in the Philippines, which is one of the most popular receiving destinations for money transfers. Read more

WorldRemit launches mobile recharge service in Taiwan

WorldRemit, the online money transfer provider, announces that customers in Taiwan can now send mobile recharge to friends and family overseas. The service enables sending to 80 countries, with money being added instantly to recipients’ pre-paid phones. Read more

A fresh new look for WorldRemit | WorldRemit Launches new logo

We hope that you like this fresh, new look. You will start to see the new logo on the web, emails and across Facebook, Twitter and Google+. That means our old logo will be retired. Read more

WorldRemit launches money transfer App as financial services move to mobile.

Today WorldRemit announces the global rollout of its new mobile App, enabling customers to send fast, secure and low-cost money transfers from their Android devices Read more

WorldRemit partners with Bancomer Transfer Services to offer money transfers to Latin America

WorldRemit has announced its partnership with Bancomer Transfer Services, Inc. to offer money transfers to Latin America. Read more

WorldRemit brings global money transfer service to the United States

WorldRemit, a leader in the European ‘Fintech’ revolution, announces the launch of its award-winning online money transfer service in the United States. Read more

WorldRemit announces iPhone App following spectacular Android launch

WorldRemit announces the launch of its global money transfer App for iPhones. The free download is available in 50 countries enabling users to send money to more than 110 destinations. Read more

WorldRemit launches Mobile Money transfers to Fiji

WorldRemit announces that customers can now send money to Vodafone M-PAiSA accounts in Fiji. Money arrives in recipients’ accounts instantly, wherever in the world it is sent from. Read more

WorldRemit and MTN agree major Mobile Money partnership

Online money transfer service WorldRemit and telecoms operator MTN have signed a global partnership that will enable WorldRemit customers to send remittances instantly to MTN’s Mobile Money customers. Read more

WorldRemit raises $100m funding round to drive global growth

TCV and Accel Partners’ investment reflects massive potential of online money transfers Read more