London. December 10, 2014: WorldRemit – the mobile and online money transfer service – announces that customers can now send money to Vodafone M-PAiSA accounts in Fiji.
Money arrives in recipients’ accounts instantly, wherever in the world it is sent from.
Customers using WorldRemit’s recently-launched iPhone and Android Apps will be able to send directly from their smartphones to M-PAiSA accounts, with the convenience of a truly mobile-to-mobile experience.
“It takes just seconds to send money from a smartphone in another country to a Vodafone M-PAiSA account in Fiji using WorldRemit,” said WorldRemit founder and CEO Ismail Ahmed.
“The growing popularity of Mobile Money means that the days of making long journeys to store-based agents to collect your transfer are coming to an end.”
Vodafone customers in Fiji are able to use their M-PAiSA accounts to pay household bills, make Housing Authority loan repayments and travel on public transport with the M-PAiSA contactless E-Ticketing card.
The well-integrated range of payment services connected to M-PAiSA is expected to make it a popular option for people receiving remittance payments from friends and family overseas.
Fijians received an estimated $198million in remittances from abroad during 2013, according to the World Bank.
WorldRemit is a leading provider of international Mobile Money transfers, which are typically faster and more convenient than other ways of sending money.
Globally, Mobile Money has seen a rapid growth in popularity with active user numbers doubling from 30 million in 2012 to 60 million in 2013, according to the GSMA.