WorldRemit, Digicel International partner to enable mobile wallet transfers in Pacific Islands

Wednesday 25 November 2020 14:22 CET | News

WorldRemit has partnered with Digicel International to enable international money transfers to mobile wallets for customers in Fiji, Samoa, and Tonga.

According to the press release, thanks to the partnership, customers can now make international transfers via to Digicel MyCash mobile wallet accounts in Fiji, Samoa and Tonga. Money is received by the recipient securely into their mobile wallet within minutes, and is ready to spend on what they need by making purchases or transferring money straight from their MyCash wallet.

The initiative comes to support Pacific Island countries that rely heavily on remittances for basic living expenses, with remittances to Tonga representing around 40% of the country’s GDP – the highest proportion in the world according to the World Bank. Besides, according to the International Organization of Migration (IOM), there has been a significant shift to digital remittances in the Pacific Islands as lockdown measures in both sending and receiving countries have made it more difficult to send and receive cash remittances.

Furthermore, the mobile money transfer service is available through the Digicel International website and app, which can be downloaded via Google Play and the App Store. To send money, customers only have to visit the Digicel International website or open their Digicel International app and chose the 'Send Money' option and follow the steps on their screen. 

After choosing their destination, they will select 'Digicel mobile money account' when making their mobile money transfer. Recipients receive the money directly through their Digicel MyCash wallets on their mobile phones.

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Keywords: WorldRemit, Digicel International, business partnership, international money transfers, mobile wallets, Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, MyCash wallet, mobile payments
Categories: Payments & Commerce
Countries: Fiji, Samoa, Tonga
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Payments & Commerce