WorldRemit launches Mobile Money transfers to Fiji
London. December 9th, 2014: WorldRemit - the mobile and online money transfer service - 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.
Customers using WorldRemit’s recently-launched iPhone and Android Apps will be able to send directly from their smartphones to M-PAiSA accounts, with the convenience of a truly mobile-to-mobile experience.
WorldRemit founder and CEO Ismail Ahmed said: “It takes just seconds to send money from a smartphone in another country to a Vodafone M-PAiSA account in Fiji using WorldRemit.
“The growing popularity of Mobile Money means that the days of making long journeys to store-based agents to collect your transfer are coming to an end.”
Vodafone customers in Fiji are able to use their M-PAiSA accounts to pay household bills, make Housing Authority loan repayments and travel on public transport with the M-PAiSA contactless E-Ticketing card.
The well-integrated range of payment services connected to M-PAiSA is expected to make it a popular option for people receiving remittance payments from friends and family overseas.
Fijians received an estimated $198million in remittances from abroad during 2013, according to the World Bank.
WorldRemit is a leading provider of international Mobile Money transfers, which are typically faster and more convenient than other ways of sending money.
Globally, Mobile Money has seen a rapid growth in popularity with active user numbers doubling from 30 million in 2012 to 60 million in 2013, according to the GSMA.
Customers can use WorldRemit anywhere, anytime on their computer, smartphone or tablet.
For those receiving money, WorldRemit offers a range of options including bank deposit, cash collection, Mobile Money, and mobile airtime top-up.
With low fees and guaranteed exchange rates, WorldRemit is bringing fair, transparent pricing to the money transfer industry.
The service is available in 50 countries and sends to more than 110 receive markets.
In March 2014, WorldRemit received $40m funding from Accel Partners.
WorldRemit’s global headquarters are in London, UK with regional offices in USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Hong Kong.
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