La Poste and WorldRemit launch new instant money transfer service to Senegal
Number of WorldRemit money transfers to Senegal double in past year as service expands
Dakar and London, 6th March 2018: Leading digital money transfer service WorldRemit has partnered with La Poste in Senegal. The new deal allows customers in 50 countries to send instant money transfers to 250 cash pickup locations across Senegal, using the WorldRemit app or website.
A full list of cash pick up locations in Senegal can be found here.
The partnership builds on WorldRemit’s rapid expansion in the country- with the number of money transfers handled by the company more than doubling in the past year. The company’s convenient mobile-first, digital model side has proved popular with the Senegalese migrants in countries like Canada, France and the UK.
La Poste has served the people of Senegal for over a hundred years and has an excellent network of post offices across the country, in both rural and urban areas. The partnership marks a significant moment for La Poste who are increasingly focusing on bringing digital innovation to Senegal.
With over half a million Senegalese emigrants working around the world, the World Bank estimates that in 2017 over $2.3 billion dollars was received in remittances - an important source of income for the country’s economy.
Catherine Wines, co-founder at WorldRemit, comments: “La Poste is one of Senegal’s most recognisable brands, with a robust network that spans across the whole country. We are delighted to be partnering with such a Senegalese star company. Our partnership will add hundreds of new cash pick up locations in Senegal, further supporting our mission of making sending money abroad as easy as sending an instant message.”