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WorldRemit celebrates fifth birthday by scooping Deloitte Fast 50 Award

UK’s fastest-growing technology company

London, 27 November 2015:  Global money transfer app WorldRemit is marking its fifth birthday with a double celebration.

On the eve of its anniversary, WorldRemit was named the UK’s fastest-growing technology company in Deloitte’s annual Fast 50 Award.

The company was recognised for its rapid growth and innovation since being established in November 2010.

Annual revenues grew from £73,000 in 2011 to £15 million in 2014. From a handful of staff in its first couple of years, WorldRemit now employs more than 200 people in London, Denver, Sydney and Tokyo.

Ismail Ahmed, founder and CEO of WorldRemit, said: “I wanted to achieve two things: first of all, to offer a remittance service that wasn’t slow and inconvenient to use and didn’t require customers to go to a store and fill out forms. Secondly, I wanted to build a business that could efficiently comply with anti-money laundering regulations. WorldRemit achieves both those aims.”

The Deloitte Fast 50 has been running for 18 years and is a well-trusted barometer of UK business success. Award alumni include Skyscanner, JustEat and YouGov.

The award was collected during an evening ceremony at London’s Langham hotel on Thursday 26 November.

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Note to editors

  • WorldRemit images for press here
  • List of winners of 2015 Deloitte Fast 50 here
  • Deloitte Fast 50 case study of WorldRemit here
  • Deloitte report “Defining fast tech growth” here
  • WorldRemit currently enables 300,000+ transactions per month
  • Previous recognitions for WorldRemit have included membership in the UK’s Future Fifty programme and Innovate Finance’s Global Fintech Champion award

About WorldRemit

WorldRemit is changing the way people send money.

  • It’s easy – just open the app or visit the website – no more agents.
  • Transfers to most countries are instant – send money like an instant message.
  • More ways to receive (Mobile Money, bank transfer, cash pickup, and mobile airtime top-up).
  • Available in over 50 countries and 125+ destinations.
  • WorldRemit raised $140m from Accel Partners and TCV – investors in Facebook, Spotify and Dropbox.

WorldRemit’s global headquarters are in London, UK with regional offices in USA, Canada, Japan, Australia and New Zealand.

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Media contact: media@worldremit.com 

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