UK’s money transfer app WorldRemit launches instant Mobile Money transfers to Airtel Money wallets in Niger allowing Airtel subscribers in Niger to instantly receive remittance payments on their phones on the go.
Airtel subscribers can also securely send, store and receive money on their phones, buy airtime top up, and pay for goods and services even those without bank accounts.
According to Alix Murphy, senior mobile analyst at WorldRemit: “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.”
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. Orange and Moov subscribers can also receive remittances as airtime top up.
With integrations to over 30 services in 20+ countries across Europe, Africa, Asia and the Pacific, WorldRemit sees over 100,000 WorldRemit transfers go to Mobile Money wallets every month.