WorldRemit, a UK-based remittances start-up, has launched its instant money transfers to Airtel Money wallets in Niger.

The launch will enable Airtel subscribers in Niger to instantly receive remittance payments on their phones instead of travelling to a foreign exchange bureau to collect cash.

In addition to instant transfers to Airtel Money wallets, WorldRemit also offers the option for people in Niger to collect transfers as cash at any branch of BINCI and Poste du Niger.

WorldRemit said that Orange and Moov subscribers can also receive remittances as airtime top up.

Alix Murphy, senior mobile analyst at WorldRemit, said: "At WorldRemit we want to give people the power to share money anytime, anywhere. With the WorldRemit app, the Nigerien diaspora can now send money to their loved ones back in Niger – just like an instant message."

WorldRemit is currently integrated to more than 30 services in 20 plus nations across Europe, Africa, Asia and the Pacific.

How well do you really know your competitors?

Access the most comprehensive Company Profiles on the market, powered by GlobalData. Save hours of research. Gain competitive edge.

Company Profile – free sample

Thank you!

Your download email will arrive shortly

Not ready to buy yet? Download a free sample

We are confident about the unique quality of our Company Profiles. However, we want you to make the most beneficial decision for your business, so we offer a free sample that you can download by submitting the below form

By GlobalData
Visit our Privacy Policy for more information about our services, how we may use, process and share your personal data, including information of your rights in respect of your personal data and how you can unsubscribe from future marketing communications. Our services are intended for corporate subscribers and you warrant that the email address submitted is your corporate email address.