Money transfer is now made easily available for migrant workers and expats in Singapore with digital money transfer app, WorldRemit, that requires a transfer fee of just SGD 0.01.
With WorldRemit, money senders can engage in hassle-free money transactions from smartphones, computers, or tablets.
Customers can choose to send money either from a bank account or a credit card with no minimum amount.
Money can then be sent for collection as cash pickup, bank withdrawal, mobile money or airtime top-up.
WorldRemit currently has a range of partners in the Philippines where receivers can visit for collection, these include: M Lhuillier, Cebuana Lhuillier, BDO, Metreobank, and Globe’s GCash.
A convenient 24/7 hotline with Tagalog-speaking agents was also set up to help customers with any queries.
It is said that 90% of transactions sent to cash pickup and mobile money arrive within minutes and with this, WorldRemit pride themselves in processing over 180,000 transactions to the Philippines in a month.
WORLDREMIT OPENED EXPERIENCE CENTRE IN LUCKY PLAZA
The London-based digital money transfer company launched an Experience Centre in Lucky Plaza on Sunday (3 June 2018).
The Experience Centre is part of a collaboration between WorldRemit, the Migrant Workers Centre, and the Centre for Domestic Employees to help migrant workers to access financial services and send money home to loved ones securely and effortlessly.
Regional Director of WorldRemit APA Michael Liu shared: “It is timely that the Experience Centre is opening now as children are starting their new school term in the Philippines.”
According to a recent survey of over 1000 Filipinos done by WorldRemit, 72% of female OFWs send money in order to support the education of family members.
“We want to help the money earned by hard-working OFWs to go further back home,” added Liu.
SERVING OVERSEAS FILIPINO WORKERS IN SINGAPORE BETTER
While WorldRemit has made money remittance easier for expats, a number of Foreign Domestic Workers (FDWs) require more time to get used to the online platform.
However, most FDWs who visited the Experience Centre were eagerly open to learning how to use the app.
Gemma Hernandez Sarita, an FDW who has been working in Singapore for 25 years now, was able to try out and download the app on her smartphone.
In addition to the low transfer fee, Sarita shared that WorldRemit will also make money remittance transactions less time consuming especially during her day offs.
“Every Sunday noon, pumipila ako for 2 to 3 hours,” she said.
(I used to queue for 2 to 3 hours every Sunday.)
Sarita also confessed that she is now ready to make the switch to digital banking, which will allow her to use WorldRemit.
“Wala akong bank account, pero plano ko ng mag bukas ngayon,” she added.
(I don’t have a bank account, but I’m planning to open one now.)
The change in remittance habits with WorldRemit might be a new feat for FDWs, but Sarita was more than willing to learn the ropes in exchange for more convenient, hassle-free transactions.
Watch the video below to learn how to send money to your home country using WorldRemit: