Study: Mobile international remittances expected to exceed $25B by 2018

A new study from Juniper Research has found that international remittances — including airtime top-ups — via mobile phone will exceed $25 billion by 2018, up 67 percent from an estimated $15 billion in 2015, according to a press release about the report.

The research found a significant upsurge in international remittance activity in the past two years with a number of cross-border mobile remittance services being deployed. For example, PayPal-owned Xoom announced in April 2016 that it will expand its services to 13 new recipient countries.

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NSB joins IFAD to celebrate first-ever International Day of Family Remittances

An interview with Chandula Abeywickrema, Consultant – Strategy and Marketing, National Savings Bank (NSB)

The first-ever International Day of Family Remittances declared by the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is celebrated today (June 16) to primarily recognize the sacrifices made by 250 million international migrants worldwide on behalf of their families.

The Rome-based IFAD champions the development of global remittances by migrant workers living outside the country they call home.

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Más facilidades para el envío de remesas

La mitad de la población mundial no utiliza servicios financieros ni para ahorrar, ni para financiarse; de manera que, no debería sorprendernos que en 2014 los envíos de dinero a países en desarrollo ascendieran a más de 420.000 millones de dólares. Según el Fondo Internacional de Desarrollo Agrícola (FIDA) en 2014 se enviaron hacia y dentro de África más de 60.000 millones de dólares, lo que representa más del 5% del PIB para 12 países del continente africano.

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