WorldRemit expands Vietnam service

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Online money transfer leader announces new cash pick-up service for popular Vietnam corridors

Michael Liu, Regional Director Asia-Pacific, WorldRemit

With the WorldRemit app, Vietnamese can now send money just like an instant message

Money transfer app WorldRemit today announced a new cash pick-up service for Vietnam, one of the busiest markets for receiving remittances in Asia. Supplementing its existing same-day bank transfer service, WorldRemit will now allow customers to send money to be picked up as cash.

According to estimates from the World Bank, the total value of remittances entering Vietnam in 2014 was US$13.2 billion, accounting for 6.4% of the country’s total GDP in that year.

With the WorldRemit app, customers in more than 50 countries can send remittances to friends and family in Vietnam. Under the new service, recipients will be able to collect cash instantly from 218 branches of DongA Bank.

The news follows the appointment of Michael Liu as Regional Director for Asia-Pacific in April as part of the WorldRemit’s regional expansion plans.

Commenting on the announcement, Michael Liu says, “Remittances from the Vietnamese diaspora, numbering some three million individuals worldwide, play a critical role in supporting families back in Vietnam. However, until now Vietnamese abroad have had to endure long waiting times and high fees at some money transfer agents.

“With the WorldRemit app, Vietnamese can now send money just like an instant message. We’ll be looking to further expand our range of services in South East Asia in the near future.”

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  •     WorldRemit currently enables more than 400,000 transfers per month

About WorldRemit

WorldRemit is changing the way people send money.

It’s easy – just open the app or visit the website – no more agents.

  •     Transfers to most countries are instant – send money like an instant message.
  •     More ways to receive (Mobile Money, bank transfer, cash pickup, and mobile airtime top-up).
  •     Available in over 50 countries and 125+ destinations.
  •     Backed by Accel Partners and TCV – investors in Facebook, Spotify and Dropbox.
  •     WorldRemit is the UK’s fastest-growing technology company (Deloitte Technology Fast 50 2015)

WorldRemit’s global headquarters are in London, UK with regional offices in the United States, Canada, Japan, Australia and New Zealand.

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Ben Leong
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