Nigeria: Opay Partners WorldRemit To Offer International Mobile Money Transfer Services


Sept. 16, 2020, 1:22 p.m.

OPay, a Nigerian financial service technology company, has recently announced its partnership with WorldRemit, a leading global digital payment platform to offer international money transfer directly into Opay mobile wallets in Nigeria.

As a result of this partnership, Nigerians will be provided with a fast, easy, and less expensive way to receive money from over 50 countries including the United States of America, Canada, and the United Kingdom directly onto their phones.

Speaking on the new development, Kunle Olamuyiwa, Director of Remittance Service at OPay stated that, “we are very excited about our partnership with WorldRemit. At OPay, our goal is to consistently drive financial inclusion across Nigeria, meeting the demands of the banked and unbanked. With this partnership, we will smoothen the process in which Nigerians receive money from friends and family abroad”.

“With our seamless technology, OPay provides Nigerians with a much more comfortable and faster option for customers to receive money in the comfort of their homes. Our 300,000 agent locations spread across the country makes cash withdrawals more convenient”, he added.

Gbenga Okejimi, Country Manager for Ghana and Nigeria also stated that the partnership will allow customers to conveniently make affordable money transfers from the comfort of their homes.

“Together WorldRemit and OPay are disrupting traditional money transfer methods by delivering services that customers can access 24/7 via smartphones at their convenience. I am pleased to share that we’ve reduced prices in 48 corridors and passed the savings onto our customers. With communities across the world having to change their lifestyles due to the disruption caused by Covid-19, we are proud to play our part in making sure our customers can continue to support their family and friends throughout this challenging time”, he noted.

OPay will also offer customers the opportunity to to save and invest their money in its FlexiFixed service, which offers up to 12% returns per annum.

The service, which launches this month, is immediately available to all OPay customers on KYC 2 level and above. New customers can also download the OPay app from the Google Playstore or iOS store and upgrade to KYC level 2 to instantly access the service.

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