Tagged: remittance payments

Philippines: Personal Remittances Rise YoY in Sept 2023; First Three Quarters Level Reaches $27.24B

​Personal remittances from Overseas Filipinos (OFs) in September 2023 have reportedly “reached US$3.23 billion, 2.6 percent higher than the US$3.15 billion recorded in the same month last year.” The growth in personal remittances in September 2023 was driven “by increased remittances from 1) land-based workers… Read More

Cross-Border Payments Report: Consumers Continue to Seek Streamlined Remittances Experiences

Mastercard’s (NYSE: MA) new borderless payments report reveals consumers globally are setting up side hustles and considering working or living abroad, prompting the acceleration of cross-border payments. Small businesses are also increasingly “reliant on international payment networks with three in five sourcing more suppliers internationally… Read More

Fintech Alif Expands into UAE with Payments Solution, Shafique Ibrahim Appointed as CEO

Central Asian fintech Alif makes its mark in the UAE with Alif Pay, providing financial services and global remittance for UAE residents. Digital transformation professional Shafique Ibrahim takes on the role as Alif Pay’s CEO, spearheading the launch and “reinforcing the platform’s innovative approach to financial… Read More

Malaysia, Remittances: TNG Digital, Tranglo to Expand Remittance Payments Services

Tranglo is pleased to announce a partnership with TNG Digital Sdn Bhd that allows the Malaysian fintech giant “to expand its cross-border remittance services to millions of customers.” TNG Digital will leverage Tranglo’s network and infrastructure integration “to let its users send money directly from… Read More

Philippines: Personal Remittances Reach $2.8B in May 2023; YTD Growth at 3.1%

Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) reports that personal remittances from Overseas Filipinos (OFs) reportedly “reached US$2.78 billion in May 2023, higher by 2.9 percent than the $2.70 billion registered in the same month last year.” The increase in personal remittances in May 2023 was “due… Read More

Remittances: TNG Digital Introduces Online Remittance Services in Touch ‘n Go eWallet

TNG Digital Sdn Bhd has launched its digital remittance services, GOremit in the Touch ‘n Go eWallet, as part of its commitment to innovate and drive inclusivity across products and services. With GOremit, users can “send money securely to five Southeast Asian countries namely Indonesia,… Read More

Remittance Payments: Sendwave Announces Sendwave Pay for US Clients

Sendwave, the remittance brand making sending money across borders easy and affordable, announces Sendwave Pay. Sendwave Pay is a banking product “available to select Sendwave customers based in the United States.” Sendwave Pay provides existing Sendwave users “access to a FDIC-insured bank account with an… Read More

Fintech Strike Expands ‘Send Globally’ to Mexico, the Largest Market for Cross-Border Payments from the US

Strike, the global money app for fast, “safe” payments and bitcoin, announced the expansion of “Send Globally” to Mexico, “bringing its revolutionary payment service to the largest market for remittances from the U.S.” In 2022, Mexico received “a record of $60 billion in remittances from… Read More

Philippines: Netbank, Remittance Companies to Support Low-Cost Transfers from Overseas to Local Bank Accounts

Netbank, the banking as a service platform, has launched a service that allows international remittance companies to facilitate overseas remittances into the Philippines. The market for Philippine Peso remittances “is huge since there is a large number of Filipino migrant workers all around the globe.”… Read More

Remittances Are Vital for Prosperity of Developing Economies, Visa Report Reveals

Remittances are not only a lifeline for millions of migrant workers and their families, they are also vitally important “for the prosperity of many developing economies around the world,” according to an update from Visa (NYSE: V). As the amount of global remittance inflows continues… Read More

Ria Money Transfer, ACLEDA Bank to Expand Remittance Services in Cambodia

Ria Money Transfer, a firm focused on the cross-border money transfer industry and business segment of Euronet (NASDAQ: EEFT), and ACLEDA Bank Plc., Cambodia’s leading retail bank, announced a partnership that “broadens cross-border money transfer services available to and from Cambodia.” This expansion of Ria’s… Read More

Global Fintech Remitly Expands into Middle East with UAE Launch, Dubai Office

Remitly Global, Inc. (NASDAQ: RELY), a digital financial services provider for immigrants and their families, announced it has expanded into the Middle East with the launch of its outbound remittance product in the UAE. Remitly has also “opened an office in the Dubai International Financial… Read More

Tempo France Expects Remittances Corridor from EU to Ukraine to Stabilize in 2023

The money transfer system Tempo France has a “positive outlook” for the dynamics of the remittances corridor between the EU and Ukraine in 2023. The company stated that the segment “would see a 5 percent shrink in annual terms in Q1 2023.” But the remittances… Read More

Remittances Report: Billions of Dollars Lost Each Year Due to Costly Cross-Border Transaction Fees

Millions of consumers are offering financial support to friends and family members residing abroad. However, when it comes to getting those (remittances) to the intended recepients, it is a lot more costly than it should be, according to an update from Fintech firm Wise (LSE:WISE)…. Read More

Fintech Firm Currencycloud Teams Up with South Korea’s SentBe

Currencycloud, which claim to be the experts simplifying business in a multi-currency world, has partnered with South Korea-based global remittance and payment provider SentBe in order “to improve the regional reach of its payments service and offer its Korean consumers and businesses a more streamlined,… Read More

Tempo France, Elsa Care Technologies Introduce Remittances to Philippines

The international remittances company, Tempo France and the Spanish company Elsa Care Technologies (Elsa.care) have launched money transfers to the Philippines. Clients are now able “to send money through the Elsa.care’s app to the recipients’ bank accounts in this country.” The integrator of the technical… Read More

UK Fintech Paysend Introduces Remittance Solution to Drive Financial Inclusion in Northern Central America

Paysend, the UK-based fintech, introduced Paysend Libre, which will “allow unbanked users in Northern Central America (Guatemala, Honduras, El Salvador) to receive remittances from the U.S. instantly to a Paysend virtual Mastercard digital card.” The virtual card is ready “to use in minutes for cash… Read More

Brightwell, The Bancorp Bank, N.A., Mastercard Enable Fintechs to Integrate Remittances

Brightwell, an Atlanta-based global payments technology company, announced a new cross-border payments solution, Brightwell’s ReadyRemit, powered by The Bancorp Bank, N.A., and Mastercard’s Cross-Border Services. ReadyRemit allows fintechs, businesses and program managers “to increase revenue and loyalty by offering a user-friendly, cross-border payments solution that… Read More

Global Fintech Remitly Expands Services to New Zealand, Japan

Remitly Global, Inc. (NASDAQ: RELY), a digital financial services provider for immigrants and their families in over 170 countries around the world, announced key business milestones in the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region. Remitly has expanded its global footprint “to include Japan and New Zealand. To date,… Read More

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