アフリカやアジアへの送金に最適!?1000ドルあたり4ドル程度と安い手数料で国際送金ができるWorldRemit


 

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国際送金はいまだに多額の手数料がかかるサービスの一つだが、こちらにもインターネットの波が押し寄せている。WordRemitはアジアやアフリカといった諸国が中心ではあるが、こういった国に送金する際の手数料を低く抑えることのできるサービスだ。こちらの画像にもあるようにUSからイギリスに送金する場合、通常であれば数10ドルかかるような手数料がわずか4ドル弱で済んでしまう。ただし、一度に送金できるのは2000ドル以下と決められている。

送金元によってどの国に送金できるかは変わってくるが、もしアジアやアフリカ諸国への少額送金が頻繁にあるような場合にはこのサービスを使ってみるのも良いだろう。

参照:Business Insider

Hot UK money transfer app WorldRemit has secured a $45 million (£31 million) line of credit from US growth fund TriplePoint Venture Growth and Silicon Valley Bank.

WorldRemit specialises in serving migrants who want to send money back to families in places like Asia and Africa. It’s aiming to displace traditional players like Western Union by undercutting them on price and convenience. It focuses on sending money to and from mobiles and cuts down on overheads by not having a costly branch network like legacy players.

The company is currently doing 400,000 transactions a month, almost double what it was just over a year ago. It doesn’t disclose customer numbers.

The west London-based business, founded in 2010, was valued at $500 million (£345 million) in a $100 million (£69 million) funding round last year, led by Silicon Valley venture capital firm Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV), which has also backed the likes of Facebook, Spotify, and Netflix.

CEO and founder Ismail Ahmed told Business Insider that the new credit line will be put towards expanding WorldRemit’s distribution network.

Ahmed says: “This is really for us to expand the network of partners we have in emerging economies. In each receive market we have a number of partners — if you take the Philippines we have probably close to 10 correspondents. We want to replicate that in most of the major receive markets in which we operate.

http://www.businessinsider.com/worldremit-credit-line-triplepoint-silicon-valley-bank-2016-2

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