Digital money transfer service firm WorldRemit has collaborated with Wari Group to introduce instant money transfers to Senegal.

The newly launched service enables customers to transfer money to more than 50 countries worldwide.

Users can transfer funds as easily as sending an instant message through mobile app or website.

WorldRemit claims that its money transfer service improves security and compliance standards on the send side.

In addition, senders need not visit a bricks and mortar agent which can be inconvenient and time consuming.

WorldRemit co-founder Catherine Wines said: “Our partnership with Wari will enable the half a million-strong Senegalese diaspora to send money instantly from over 50 countries to thousands of locations.

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“We want to give people the power to share money instantly, anytime and anywhere, further supporting the transition from costly offline remittances sent from bricks and mortar agents to safer, faster and lower cost online transfer methods.”

Wari founder and CEO Kabirou Mbodje added: “The digital industry is a game changer in offering global solutions to simplify daily transactions.

“Partnering with WorldRemit will reinforce our global network and support our ambition to facilitate transactions for everyone.”

Wari currently handles over million transactions per day through its direct and partner networks, with over 500,000 agents spread across 60 countries.