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WorldRemit Launches New Online Money Transfer Service in Canada

WorldRemit Press Office

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London and Ottawa - 23 March 2011: WorldRemit, an award-winning money transfer business, has now launched its service in Canada. The service will enable Africans to send money safely from the comfort of their own home to family and friends back home. This will be the first time an online money transfer service is available to customers who regularly send money to many corridors in Africa.

Worldremit's online money transfer service offers compelling benefits to hard-working African diaspora in Canada who on average spend more than one hour travelling to and from agent locations in this land of vast distances, to send small regular transfers of about $150.

Traditionally migrants used to send money home through agent locations which meant withdrawing cash from a bank, taking time off to visit an agent and queuing up to hand over cash. In some cases the travel costs of those who don't live near agents were more than the amount they send.

Now, using a variety of payment methods including debit and credit cards, customers can send money from the privacy and convenience of their own home or office without the need to queue up at an agent location.

WorldRemit currently offers money transfer to Europe, Asia and Africa. Recipients can collect cash from an extensive network of pay-out locations, or depending on country, directly in their bank accounts or mobile phone accounts.

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About WorldRemit

WorldRemit was founded in 2010, and serves 5.7 million customers. Through our digital services customers can send 70 currencies to over 130 countries, across almost 8 thousand corridors. Recipients benefit from one of the widest ranges of money-out options including bank deposit, mobile money, and cash pickup. Our investors include Accel, TCV and Leapfrog. Accel and TCV are long-term investors in well-known brands including AirBnB, Facebook, Spotify and Expedia.

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