WorldRemit Leads the Way Offering a USD Payout Option in Nigeria
WorldRemit, a leading digital cross-border payments business has announced that its customers in Nigeria can now receive remittances in foreign currency (USD) through its cash pick up providers. Following the announcement of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) a day before, WorldRemit quickly adapted to the new requirements making it the first digital service to offer its customers worldwide the option of cash pickup in USD in Nigeria. WorldRemit enables Nigerians in over 50 countries around the world to support their family and friends in Nigeria.
The decision by the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) to allow international money transfers to be paid in foreign currency, is aimed at providing increased liquidity in the foreign exchange market. The bank explained that the new regulation is part of its efforts to liberalize, simplify and improve the receipt and administration of diaspora remittances into Nigeria.
Gbenga Okejimi, Country Manager, Nigeria and Ghana, at WorldRemit, said: “ We are very happy to announce that customers can continue to send money to Nigeria seamlessly using WorldRemit. We have added a new option to send USD for cash pick up to approximately 3,500 cash payment points around the country. This will make international payments more convenient for Nigerians during this holiday season, when we typically see an increase in transfers.” Gbenga Okejimi emphasized that WorldRemit customers can continue to send money transfers quickly and securely to Nigeria via multiple payout methods such as bank accounts, cash pick up and airtime top-up.
Records indicate that there are approximately 15 million migrants from Nigeria living abroad in countries such as the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada and Italy. The Economist estimates that in 2018 alone Nigeria received $24 billion in remittances, making it the largest recipient in Africa.
The efforts from the CBN and WorldRemit, show a collaborative approach to supporting remittance flows to Nigeria.
For more information, please visit www.worldremit.com.
WorldRemit is a leading digital cross-border payments business. We disrupted an industry previously dominated by offline legacy players by taking international money transfers online - making them safer, faster and lower-cost. We currently send from 50 to 150 countries, operate in 6,500 money transfer corridors worldwide and employ over 1,100 people globally.
On the sending side WorldRemit is 100% digital (cashless), increasing convenience and enhancing security. For those receiving money, the company offers a wide range of options including bank deposit, cash collection, mobile airtime top-up and mobile money.
Backed by Accel, TCV and Leapfrog – WorldRemit’s headquarters are in London, United Kingdom with regional offices in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, South Africa, Somaliland, Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Zimbabwe and Belgium.
PR Lead EMEA
About Business Wire
For more than 50 years, Business Wire has been the global leader in press release distribution and regulatory disclosure.
Subscribe to releases from Business Wire
Subscribe to all the latest releases from Business Wire by registering your e-mail address below. You can unsubscribe at any time.
Latest releases from Business Wire
Argo Blockchain PLC announces £22.4 Million Private Placement with Institutional Investors and Mining Capacity Expansion18.1.2021 11:46:00 EET | Press release
Argo, the leading cryptocurrency miner based in the UK (LSE:ARB), is pleased to announce that it has entered into a securities purchase agreement for a private placement of its ordinary shares ("Ordinary Shares") to certain institutional investors for gross proceeds of GBP £22.4 million (the "Private Placement"). Pursuant to the Private Placement, the Company will issue 28 million Ordinary Shares (the “Placement Shares”) at a purchase price of GBP £0.80 per Ordinary Share. The Private Placement is limited to those certain institutional investors that have already subscribed and this announcement should not be considered an offer or solicitation to purchase or subscribe for securities in the United States. H.C. Wainwright & Co. is acting as the exclusive placement agent for the Private Placement. The net proceeds of the Private Placement will be used by the Company for working capital and general corporate purposes, including the expansion of the Company’s mining capacity in Q1 and Q2 o
Reply Signs an Agreement with AWS to Develop Industry Solutions18.1.2021 11:30:00 EET | Press release
Reply, specialized on new communications channels and digital media, announces today it has signed a Strategic Collaboration Agreement (SCA) with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to develop industry solutions for Financial Services, Manufacturing, Automotive, Retail, Energy, and Telco customers. Through this SCA, the Reply Group of companies dedicated to AWS – Comsysto Reply, Data Reply, Sense Reply, and Storm Reply – will work with organizations of virtually all sizes and allow them to innovate faster and deliver consistent improvements on their business processes using advanced and secure AWS technologies. Reply’s companies dedicated to AWS will offer solutions for highly regulated Financial Services customers, providing them with strategic advisory and security-related consultancy, practices, and frameworks to modernize legacy platforms and solutions designed to address fraud and financial-crime use cases. They will also provide Industrial and Manufacturing customers with the tools they ne
L&T Technology Services Rated as Global Pure-Play ER&D Services Leader by Zinnov18.1.2021 11:00:00 EET | Press release
L&T Technology Services Limited (BSE: 540115, NSE: LTTS), a leading global pure-play engineering services company, today announced that it has been rated as a ‘Leader’ in new technologies critical for products and services transformation and also placed in the Leadership Zone across major ER&D Services’ sectors in the Zinnov Zones 2020 ER&D Services study for the fourth consecutive year. LTTS continued to hold the top leadership position in the pure play ER&D Services category in the Zinnov Zones assessments. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210118005070/en/ LTTS rated as a Global Leader in ER&D Services in Zinnov Zones 2020. (Graphic: Zinnov) In its latest industry rankings, Zinnov positioned L&T Technology Services as an “Expansive and Established” engineering partner with deep domain competencies in overall ER&D services. LTTS has been rated in the “Leadership Zone” across verticals such as Automotive, Aeros
Guardant Health and Vall d’Hebron Institute of Oncology Announce Partnership to Establish First Guardant-Based Liquid Biopsy Testing Service in Europe18.1.2021 11:00:00 EET | Press release
Guardant Health, Inc. (Nasdaq: GH), a leading precision oncology company, and Vall d’Hebron Institute of Oncology (VHIO), one of Europe’s leading cancer research organizations, have agreed to enter into a partnership to establish in-house liquid biopsy testing services, using Guardant Health’s industry-leading proprietary digital sequencing platform, at VHIO’s facility in Barcelona, Spain. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210118005057/en/ The service is expected to become operational in 2021 and will be available for clinical research and clinical care — starting with private patients, followed by expansion into the public healthcare system over time. “We are pleased to announce this partnership with VHIO which will bring liquid biopsy comprehensive genomic testing to more cancer patients in Spain and beyond,” said Helmy Eltoukhy, Guardant Health CEO. “Our vision is that all cancer patients globally have access
Topcon Announces eyeRISE 2021 Virtual Symposia & Expo18.1.2021 09:00:00 EET | Press release
Topcon Healthcare, a leading provider of medical devices and software solutions for the global eye care community, announced today that it will host a two-day virtual symposia and expo entitled eyeRISE on February 9-10, 2021. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210117005025/en/ eyeRISE, or Eye Research Innovation Symposia & Expo, is a new, multi-disciplinary virtual congress showcasing the latest innovations in eye care. It will feature three solutions-focused tracks, delivering clinical and practical education through symposia, roundtable discussions and interactive workshops. (Graphic: Business Wire) eyeRISE, or Eye Research Innovation Symposia & Expo, is a new, multi-disciplinary virtual congress showcasing the latest innovations in eye care. It will feature three solutions-focused tracks, delivering clinical and practical education through symposia, roundtable discussions and interactive workshops. The two-day
Servier announce updated overall survival results of exploratory TASCO1 phase II study of LONSURF® + bevacizumab in a first-line setting for patients with unresectable mCRC non-eligible for intensive therapy17.1.2021 00:15:00 EET | Press release
Servier announced today updated results from the exploratory phase II TASCO1 study evaluating LONSURF® (trifluridine/tipiracil) + bevacizumab and capecitabine + bevacizumab (C-B) in a first-line setting for patients with unresectable metastatic colorectal cancer (mCRC) who are non-eligible for intensive therapy.1 The data were announced today during an oral presentation at the 2021 ASCO Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium (ASCO-GI). Patients with mCRC who are not eligible for chemotherapy face a large unmet need, with fewer treatment options available to them and lower survival rates. Colorectal cancer (CRC) makes up 9.7% of total global cancer cases, with almost 1.4 million new cases of CRC each year.2 In Europe, CRC is the second most common cause of death due to cancer, and those with a metastatic disease have a 5-year survival rate of just 11%.3 “For patients with metastatic colorectal cancer, those non-eligible for standard combination therapy have few options left and we are conti
H.I.G. Realty Invests in Production Studios & Content Hub in Madrid15.1.2021 11:00:00 EET | Press release
H.I.G. Capital, LLC ("H.I.G."), a leading global alternative investment firm with $43 billion of equity capital under management, announced today that one of its affiliates has invested in Madrid Content City, an approximately 140,000 square meter hub with state of the art audio-visual facilities, including production studios, production & post-production technical facilities, and a university focused on media studies. H.I.G. continues to add to its sizeable portfolio of real estate assets across Europe, consisting of both equity as well as debt investments, with a particular focus on its target market of value-added small and midcap opportunities. Riccardo Dallolio, Managing Director and Head of H.I.G. Europe Realty Partners, commented: “Madrid Content City will benefit from strong secular tailwinds underpinned by the boom in content production. The state-of-the-art studios and related facilities, the exceptional multinational tenant line-up with long term leases, and its critical mas
In our pressroom you can read all our latest releases, find our press contacts, images, documents and other relevant information about us.Visit our pressroom