Airtel Rwanda and WorldRemit partner to ease International Money transfer

By The Inspirer writer.

Rwanda’s fastest growing service provider of Voice, Data and Mobile Financial services has today partnered with online money transfer service 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.

Commenting on the launch, Amit Chawla, Airtel Rwanda Managing Director said: “We are excited about this partnership with World Remit as it allows our 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. WorldRemit makes it easy to send money to Airtel Money accounts in Rwanda from more than 50 countries around the world. Just download the app or create your free account to start transferring money to family and friends in Rwanda today.”

“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

About Airtel

Airtel Africa Limited is a pan-African telecommunications company with operations in 14 countries across Africa. Airtel Africa is driven by the vision of providing affordable and innovative mobile services to all and is supported in pursuing this vision by its largest shareholder, Bharti Airtel. Its product offerings include 2G, 3G and 4G wireless voice and data services and mobile commerce through ‘Airtel Money’. Airtel Africa had over 100 million customers across its operations at the end of December 2019

 About World Remit

WorldRemit is a leading fintech providing international money transfer services. We disrupted an industry previously dominated by offline legacy players by taking international money transfers online – making them safer, faster and lower-cost. We currently send from 50 to 150 countries, operate in 6,500 money transfer corridors worldwide and employ over 800 people worldwide.

On the sending side WorldRemit is 100% digital (cashless), increasing convenience and enhancing security. For those receiving money, the company offers a wide range of options including bank deposit, cash collection, mobile airtime top-up and mobile money.

Backed by Accel, TCV and Leapfrog – WorldRemit’s headquarters are in London, United Kingdom with a global presence in the United States, Canada, South Africa, Japan, Singapore, the Philippines, Australia and New Zealand.


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Elias Hakizimana

Elias Hakizimana, CEO&Founder of The Inspirer Ltd,( is a professional Rwandan Journalist with Bachelor’s Degree in Journalism and Communication, received from University of Rwanda’s College of Arts and Social Sciences (CASS) in 2014. He served various media houses in Rwanda including Rwanda Broadcasting Agency (RBA) in 2013 and became passionate with English Online and Print Media Publications where he exercised his talent as a Freelance News Reporter for The New Times, The Independent, The Rwanda Focus, Panorama and more before he became a Self-Entrepreneur as the CEO and Founder of The Inspirer Limited in early 2017.

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