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WorldRemit launches money transfer service to Botswana 

Lower-cost money transfers to Botswana in time for Christmas

Gaborone and London, 14 December 2017: The leading digital money transfer company WorldRemit has expanded its service to Botswana, bringing lower-cost fast transfers to the country in time for Christmas.  

Diaspora living and working in over 50 countries, can now send remittances as easily as sending an instant message, using the WorldRemit app or website to several cash pickup locations in major towns across the country.

WorldRemit was founded in 2010, by a UK-based entrepreneur from Somaliland and has grown rapidly offering its service to more than 148 destinations around the globe.

The digital-first service greatly increases customer convenience as there is no need to visit a bricks and mortar agent to carry out a transfer and funds can be picked up in a matter of minutes from locations in Botswana.      

Botswana has a diaspora communities living in the US, Australia and the UK. The World Bank estimates that the country received $43 million dollars in remittances in 2015. 

WorldRemit’s Regional Director for Africa and the Middle East, Andrew Stewart comments: “We are delighted to bring our service to Botswana - especially at this time of year, when customers want to know they are getting a fast, secure and good-value service in the run-up to the festive season.”

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