GHANA – Vodafone Ghana’s mobile financial services, Vodafone Cash has partnered with global cross-border payments company WorldRemit to enable its customers to receive international money transfers straight to their mobile money accounts without any charges.
The service allows Vodafone Cash customers to seamlessly receive international money transfers from their family and friends in the UK, Canada, Australia, the USA, and others.
This partnership between two global brands eliminates the stress, risks, long queues and other challenges associated with visiting agents to access remittances from overseas.
“Our partnership with WorldRemit is part of measures to curtail financial barriers by using technology and innovation. The stress joining long queues to receive money from family and friends abroad can now be avoided by using Vodafone Cash,” Speaking at the launch, Martison Obeng-Agyei, Head of Vodafone Cash at Vodafone Ghana, said.
“Ensuring our customers are able to transfer money to family and friends back home conveniently, safely and as quickly as possible is why we exist.“Gbenga Okejimi – Country Director for Ghana, WorldRemit
“We have over the years provided a robust mobile money platform that allows our subscribers to simply and securely make transactions through Vodafone Cash. We are very proud to be at the forefront of innovative technologies and partnerships which make our customers’ lives easier.”
WorldRemit users can send money from over 50 countries, including the UK and the USA, to more than 130 destinations. Depending on their location, customers can choose from multiple payout methods including bank deposits, mobile wallets, cash pick up and mobile airtime top-up.
“We’re delighted to broaden our partnership with such a reputable brand and payout network as Vodafone to offer a reliable payout service,” Country Director for Ghana at WorldRemit, Gbenga Okejimi, said.
“Ensuring our customers are able to transfer money to family and friends back home conveniently, safely and as quickly as possible is why we exist. We’re confident that this partnership in Ghana will give our customers more flexibility and options to receive support from their loved ones abroad.”
This comes weeks after Vodafone Ghana Foundation launched the ‘Kindred fund’ to support its sustainable initiatives to drive social change, improve people’s lives and solve pressing social needs.
The Kindred Fund is a contributory fund of the Kindred network; a network of corporate organizations and individuals with a track record of engaging in philanthropic and impactful projects.