Tagged: remittances

MAS Extends Suspension of Remittances to China via Channels Not Specifically Permitted

The Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS) recently issued a Notice to extend, for a further six months until 30 September 2024, the suspension of the use of channels that are not specifically permitted (non-specified channels by remittance companies “when transmitting money to persons in the… Read More

Remittance Payments to Latin America May Be Enhanced with Digitalization – Research Report

Mastercard (NYSE: MA) released a whitepaper on the state of remittances, also known as cross-border payments, in Latin America. Remittances play a key role in strengthening financial inclusion in the region, boosting economies, and alleviating poverty –often “serving as an essential source of income for… Read More

Claire Huddleston from Clear Junction Explains How Digitization and Remittances Can Boost Economic Development

In the face of a highly fragmented financial services landscape and varying levels of maturity across its markets, Claire Huddleston, Sales and Marketing Director at Clear Junction, explains how digitization and remittances can drive Africa’s continuing economic development. Huddleston also talks about the key economic… Read More

Cross-Border Transactions: TerraPay and Alfardan Exchange to Streamline Remittance Payments

In a significant development for the remittance sector, TerraPay, a global cross-border payments network, has announced a partnership with Alfardan Exchange. Based in Qatar, Alfardan Exchange provides exchange services as well as commodities like gold and coins. This collaboration aims to leverage TerraPay’s advanced digital… Read More

UK Fintech TangoPay and Currencycloud to Improve Remittance Services

Currencycloud, the Fintech firm focused on simplifying business processes in a multi-currency environment, has teamed up with UK-headquartered Fintech company, TangoPay to improve its remittance service for its UK-based expat clients. This enhancement will be achieved by introducing real-time competitive foreign exchange (FX) rates along… Read More

Real-Time International Payments: Ebury and Fintech Nium to Enable Remittance Service in Brazil

Ebury, one of the largest fintech companies specializing in transactions for SMEs, announced its partnership expansion with Nium, the enabler of real-time global payments, to deliver a groundbreaking global remittance service in Brazil. The announcement follows regulatory “approval of Ebury’s acquisition of Brazilian fintech Bexs,… Read More

Viamericas, a Remittance Payments Fintech, Integrates with 24Xoro to Provide New Options for Receiving Funds in Mexico

Viamericas Corporation, which claims to be a licensed, international remittance company, recently has integrated with 24Xoro in order “to provide additional options for remittance beneficiaries to receive money in Mexico, providing Viamericas customers more options and locations for their remittance recipients to receive their money.”… Read More

Remittance Payments to Low- and Middle-Income Nations Grew an Estimated 3.8% in 2023 – Research Report

Remittances to low- and middle-income countries (LMICs) grew “an estimated 3.8% in 2023, a moderation from the high gains of the previous two years.” Of concern is the risk of “decline in real income for migrants in 2024 in the face of global inflation and… Read More

Fintech Nium, Jeonbuk Bank to Introduce Global Remittance Service

Nium, the firm enabling real-time global payments, and Jeonbuk Bank (JB Bank), aSouth Korean financial institution, have announced a partnership. Together, they will offer the country’s first global remittance service “targeted at the 2.5 million non-Korean residents that live in South Korea.” The service will… 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

Mastercard, Remitly to Expand Cross-Border Payments Solutions

Mastercard (NYSE: MA) and Remitly Global, Inc. (NASDAQ: RELY), a digital financial services provider for immigrants and their families, announced they’ve joined forces to expand access to cross-border payments and remittances. Tapping into the power of the Mastercard network, Remitly will integrate Mastercard’s Send and… Read More

OurCrowd backed ThetaRay Partners with Central America’s Remittance Services Provider AirPak

AirPak, which claims to be a leader in remittance services across Central America, is proud to announce its partnership with ThetaRay, a key player focused on AI-powered transaction monitoring solutions. ThetaRay is an OurCrowd portfolio company that has raised over $23 million on the investment… 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

ACE Money Transfer, Bank Alfalah Announce Remittance Deal

ACE Money Transfer, a Fintech company based out of Manchester, United Kingdom, has announced an enhanced partnership with Pakistani commercial institution Bank Alfalah. The union will enable overseas Pakistanis to remit money back home. ACE Money Transfer allows expatriates to send money from 28 countries… 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

Stablecoins: Shinhan Bank, SCB TechX Pilot Stablecoin Remittances on Hedera Network

Shinhan Bank, SCB TechX, and an unnamed financial institution in Taiwan have announced the successful completion of a stablecoin remittance proof-of-concept (PoC) pilot, according to a release. The PoC was reportedly built on the Hedera network, a high-performance blockchain. The pilot was said to have… 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

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