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Airtel Rwanda, WorldRemit sign deal to ease international money transfers

Airtel Rwanda has entered into a partnership with an online money transfer service provider, WorldRemit, to enable Airtel Money customers to receive remittances instantly to their Airtel Money wallets from World Remit users across the globe.

Top countries include but not limited to the United States, Canada, Belgium, United Kingdom, Australia, France, Sweden, Norway, Netherlands and Germany.

With this partnership, World Remit customers across the world now have the option of visiting the World Remit website, choosing Airtel Money as their preference and follow the prompts.

Amit Chawla, Airtel Rwanda Managing Director said the partnership with World Remit will allow Airtel customers to receive money from their friends and family across the world at their comfort.

“This contributes to our drive to offer our customers the convenience of using their Airtel Money wallets to carry out their day to day activities,” he said.

With WorldRemit anyone will easily send money to Airtel Money accounts in Rwanda from more than 50 countries around the world.

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For those abroad, one just has to download the app or create a free account to start transferring money to family and friends in Rwanda.

“We are delighted to partner with Airtel Money to ensure that Rwandans can have access to financial support from their loved ones abroad. This is more important than ever with lockdown measures in place. This partnership allows us to give customers even more remittance options whilst continuing to provide a convenient, safe and secure service,” said Carine Umurerwa Country Manager, Rwanda, WorldRemit.

Airtel Money enables users to perform local and international money transfers, make utility payments, save money in their mobile wallets, purchase airtime and access a range of mobile financial products.

WorldRemit sends more money transfers to Mobile Money accounts than any other provider. Over half of WorldRemit’s money transfers to Africa are now received on Mobile Money accounts

Source: Taarifa Rwanda

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