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Ecobank Group partners Alipay on intra-African remittance services

LOME, Togo, February 12, 2020/ — The leading pan-African bank, Ecobank, has signed a cross-border remittance agreement with Alipay, the world’s leading payment and lifestyle platform, that aims to bring more inclusive financial services by providing a fast, safe, affordable and convenient way for workers to transfer money back home. The partnership will facilitate instant transfers from Rapidtransfer, Ecobank’s remittance …

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2020 predicted to be the Year of Intra-African remittances

ACCRA, Ghana, February 12th, 2020,-/African Media Agency (AMA)/- Leading online international money transfer company WorldRemit predicts that 2020 will be the year of intra-African remittances. The World Bank already estimates that migrant workers within Africa send remittances in excess of $14 billion dollars each year, and in 2018 intra-African remittances represented 20% of global remittance flows according to Ecobank Group. …

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Why sending money to Africa more expensive than to other continents

Money sent by people living outside their countries of origin accounts for the largest foreign exchange inflow for many nations, indicating the huge importance remittances have assumed as a factor of economic development. For example, Africa received an estimated US$65 billion in remittances in 2018. Sending money to the continent is however more expensive than sending to any other region …

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Nigeria: Diaspora remittances exceeded oil earnings in 2018 – forex dealers’ association

Concerned with the stagnant state of the nation’s economy marred with inconsistent foreign exchange earnings through oil export, the Association of Bureaux De Change Operators of Nigeria (ABCON) has disclosed that forex remittances from Nigerians in the Diaspora far exceeded the country’s earnings from crude oil export last year. The President of ABCON, Alhaji Aminu Gwadabe, who disclosed this to …

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Nigerians’ remittances from UK highest – World Bank

A research by the World Bank has found that Nigerians was the top receiver of cash from the United Kingdom in 2017. Nigeria was ranked the largest remittance recipient in sub-Saharan Africa and the sixth largest amongst lower-middle-income countries. According to the report, Nigerians living in the UK sent £3.27 million back home in 2017. “Remittances to sub-Saharan Africa are …

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Your peace of mind – send money your way to Ghana

MoneyGram, the world’s second-largest provider for international money transfer, offers it’s Ghanaian customers many fast and reliable send and receive options. Senders can send cash from their nearest MoneyGram location, send money online or with the new MoneyGram-App to provide financial support to their family and friends in a reliable way – in just a few minutes*. The MoneyGram-App makes …

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MoneyGram now offers Money-to-Mobile Wallet transfer service to Ghana

Global provider of money transfer and payment services, MoneyGram, has launched a new service that enables its customers to send money directly into any mobile wallet in Ghana. MoneyGram is offering the service in partnership with a local financial technology company, Zeepay Ghana Limited. The service is available on all domestic mobile money wallet platforms – MTN Mobile Money, Vodafone …

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Sending money online to Africa with MoneyGram has never been easier!

Whether you’re shopping, booking holidays, or doing banking, everyday transactions are progressively moving to the digital world. Nothing is faster or simpler: wherever you are, do what you need to do with just a few clicks. It’s clear this trend also applies to money transfer, as more and more people are choosing to send money online to provide financial support …

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MoneyGram MegaDeal: Send money and you can win 100,000 euros!

MoneyGram Plus* members can win 100,000 euros with the new MoneyGram MegaDeal. Additionally, the world’s second biggest money transfer provider will raffle amazing prices worth more than 1,000 euros each from July until December 2017. MoneyGram PLUS clients who make a transaction will receive a leaflet with an activation code to register for the MegaDeal monthly raffle. This personal activation …

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WorldRemit expands presence in Germany

WorldRemit wants to bring its service to more Africans in Germany. This is why the online remittance service provider is currently expanding its presence in the country. The co-founder of the company, Catherine Wines, made the revelation during an interview with The African Courier in Berlin last Friday. Ms Wines, who is also WorldRemit’s executive director for corporate governance, global …

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Nigerians abroad remitted $35b so far in 2016

Remittances from Nigerians living abroad from January to November 2016 have hit $35 billion, Senior Special Assistant to the president on Foreign Affairs and the Diaspora, Mrs Abike Dabiri-Erewa has said. She revealed the figures on 20 December in Abuja when she paid a courtesy call on the Chairman, Federal Inland Revenue Service (FIRS), Tunde Fowler. She said she was …

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MoneyGram offers transfers into personal bank accounts in Nigeria

MoneyGram now offers customers in France, Germany, Ireland, Italy and Spain the possibility of sending money directly into personal bank accounts in Nigeria. Users of the MoneyGram’s cash to account service in the European countries can send money to friends and family in Nigeria who have bank accounts with First Bank, UBA, Ecobank, Fidelity, GTB, Zenith Bank and other banks …

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HomeSend, Mastercard aim to transform the $3bn remittance industry in Ethiopia

HomeSend and the Commercial Bank of Ethiopia (CBE) have announced a new remittance service that will allow more than 100 million Ethiopians to send funds directly to any mobile number in the East African country. Launched in 2014, HomeSend is a joint venture of Mastercard, eServGlobal and BICS that enables business to business cross-border and cross-network transfers. Consumers can send …

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Africans in diaspora sent $35.2 billion home in 2015

Sub-Sahara Africans living outside their home countries sent US$35.2 billion home in 2015, according to the latest figures released by the World Bank. Nigerians alone accounted for $21bn of all remittances to the region. The Bank’s figures also show that officially recorded remittances to developing countries amounted to $431.6bn in 2015, an increase of 0.4 percent over $430bn in 2014. …

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Nigeria licenses 11 new international money transfer operators

The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has licensed 11 new International Money Transfer Operators (IMTOs). The new entrants are joining Western Union, MoneyGram and Ria, which had been cleared by the CBN in early August. The new operators are Trans-Fast Remittance LLC; WorldRemit Limited, UAE Exchange Centre LLC; Wari Limited, Homesend S.C.R.L, Small World Financial Services Group Limited and Weblink …

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