WorldRemit   07 February 2017

Aerial view of the city of Lviv in the Ukraine. Photo: John-Mark Kuznietsov / Unsplash

WorldRemit and CONTACT launch instant money transfers to Ukraine, Armenia, Belarus and Kazakhstan

Digital money transfer service continues rapid expansion, adds over 4,000 new cash pick-up locations across the CIS region

London, 7 February 2017: Digital money transfer service WorldRemit is now available in Ukraine, Armenia, Belarus and Kazakhstan, expanding its partnership with the CONTACT payment system.

WorldRemit recently launched new services across Russia in collaboration with the oldest Russian Payment System CONTACT. Now the service has been expanded to markets across the CIS markets. Customers can now send money to be collected as cash pickup at more than 3,000 locations in Ukraine, 330 in Kazakhstan, 120 in Belarus and 65 in Armenia.

With the WorldRemit app or website, people in more than 50 countries can send fast, secure money transfers to more than 125 destinations. Hailed as the WhatsApp of money by journalists, WorldRemit makes sending a remittance as easy as sending an instant message.

Ismail Ahmed, founder and CEO at WorldRemit, comments: “Many migrants living abroad work hard to support family members back home in Ukraine, Armenia, Belarus and Kazakhstan. Until now, they’ve had to endure the inconvenience and high fees from visiting offline money transfer agents. Now with the WorldRemit app, they have a simple, convenient and safe way to send money to their local communities.”

Elena Gafarova, vice-president for international development at CONTACT system, says:“We are filled with enthusiasm to spread our joint service with WorldRemit to the other popular remittances directions with a vast CONTACT network. Now, more people from CIS countries are able to enjoy sending money using advanced digital and mobile technologies like the WorldRemit app. Our service is a great opportunity to show off the advantages of digital remittances technologies in cash-dominated areas”.

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