Top 4 money transfer apps in the European market

digital moneyMoney transfer apps have excelled in the past decade with an increasing number of them offering the ability to send money across the world using different currencies in a way that is simple, easy, and pain-free. New FinTechs offer online-only services that deliver straight to local bank accounts around the world.

Security remains a key provision with money transfer apps, ensuring that customers’ transactions are protected through a combination of features to keep them safe, which should include strong encryption between devices.

Here are the top money transfer apps in Europe –

TransferWise is a London-based online money transfer service founded in January 2011 by Estonians Kristo Käärmann and Taavet Hinrikus. The company supports more than 750 currency routes across the world including GBP, USD, EUR, AUD and CAD, and provides multi-currency accounts.

Recently, Wise announced that its annual revenue grew by 70% in the last financial year to £302.6 million. The company’s audited results showed a net profit after tax of £21.3 million for the fiscal year ending March 2020. The business has consistently reported a profit since 2017.

TransferWise announced that starting 22 February, it is changing its name to Wise. The rebrand follows reports that the FinTech has appointed banks to lead its rumoured initial public offering (IPO) this year.

Azimo is an online remittance service headquartered in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, with offices in Kraków, Poland.

The UK-based global money transfer service Azimo announced that it is offering free remittances to migrant workers following the United Nations’ call for a “zero-fee” remittance day. Azimo stated that it would provide a fee-free transfer to all customers on June 16th, which is the UN’s International Day of Family Remittances.

Azimo also entered into a €20 million debt agreement with the European Investment Bank (EIB) in a bid to accelerate the company’ R&D and facilitate in the scaling up of its payments platform. The financing for the venture debt deal was supported by the European Fund for Strategic Investments (EFSI).

WorldRemit is an online money transfer business that provides international money transfer services in more than 50 countries. It was founded in 2010 by Ismail Ahmed, Catherine Wines, and Richard Igoe.

WorldRemit recently announced enabling USD payout option for customers in Nigeria. Customers can now receive remittances in foreign currency (USD) through its cash pick up providers.

WorldRemit also announced that the company is deepening its existing partnership with Mukuru, one of Africa’s leading remittance providers to further expand remittance service into Southern Africa. With their initial alliance launched in Zimbabwe, the two firms aim to expand their collaboration for cash remittances into Zambia, Malawi, South Africa, Mozambique, and Botswana. The alliance expansion is the latest move by the companies to enhance the delivery of financial services to customers by combining their strengths and leveraging their capabilities & resources.

Skrill is an e-commerce business that allows payments and money transfers to be made through the Internet, with a focus on low-cost international money transfers.

London based Paysafe, a provider of end-to-end payment solutions also announced the U.S. launch of its Skrill Money Transfer service. Existing and new Skrill customers in the United States can now use the solution to transfer money to friends and family for free in Mexico, India and 16 other Asian and European countries, with others available shortly.

Paysafe announced that the Skrill USA digital wallet has unveiled a virtual version of its existing Skrill Visa Prepaid Card.

Skrill enables free account creation, does not charge fees or any foreign exchange (FX) mark-up on senders to send money from the United States. To use Skrill Money Transfer, consumers can pay with their personal bank account (via instant ACH), or their debit or credit card, to fund transfers from their Skrill account.

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