Posted in | 13 February, 2012

WorldRemit partners with TransferTo to offer cross border top-up

WorldRemit, the leading online money transfer company, has today announced the launch of an international airtime transfer service developed in partnership with TransferTo.

TransferTo is an Ingenico company and leading provider of international top-up services. It provides the commercial & technical integration with mobile operators around the globe, while WorldRemit offers the transfer of mobile phone credit to the destination handset from the send country.

International remittances provide a lifeline to millions of people in developing countries, who rely on the financial support of migrant workers abroad.

Building on more than 20 years experience working with developing nations, the launch of international airtime transfer service TransferTo means WorldRemit can effectively address one of its customers’ most pressing requirements: the ability to transfer pre-paid mobile phone calling credit in small amounts. Over time, international mobile phone top-ups have become the ideal low cost, high value complement to online money remittances. For some senders, airtime transfer is the perfect way to make an instant gift for special occasions, while for others it is a way to ensure the value sent is being used for its intended purpose.

WorldRemit’s CEO and Founder, Ismail Ahmed, said “Thanks to the partnership with TransferTo, we can now offer an additional and innovative receive option and also extend the scope of remittance recipients to other family members and friends. With the largest receive coverage in the industry and great technology, we selected TransferTo as our preferred choice of partner.”

Eric Barbier, CEO at TransferTo added, “the addition of WorldRemit as a key sending partner demonstrates, once more, that international airtime transfer services and more generally, international utility bill payments perfectly fit the beyond money needs of the customers served by Money Transfer Operators”

WorldRemit’s cross border top-up service, available at enables airtime transfers to over 80 countries. Customers can make payment using a wide range of payment options including debit cards, credit cards and local payment methods.