SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Remitly, a leading online remittance service that allows people in the U.S. to send money to the Philippines, today launched a new version of its mobile application that further raises the bar for mobile international money transfers. The application, available through the Apple App Store and Google Play Store, is the first and only mobile money transfer service to allow customers to send free messages in the same application they use to send money.
Matt Oppenheimer, co-founder and CEO, stated, “With the latest Remitly app, both the sender and the receiver can communicate directly in real time before, during or after they transfer money. This way both parties know what’s going on at all times and the process is more connected.”
Today the remittance process is impersonal and frustrating for both people sending and receiving money. While digital options have made the process quicker and more convenient, the remittance company still sits at the center, and it is difficult for people to know what is happening with their funds. The result is that people call the receiver before making a transfer and call after they have received confirmation that funds have been delivered, because they have no way of knowing what has been communicated to the receiver.
Remitly’s mission is to build modern solutions that empower people to send money and interact more personally, with the goal of becoming the world’s most customer-focused payments company.
“We have already made the process more convenient by enabling people to remit money using their computer or mobile phone, but now we are removing the stress and making things more enjoyable for customers as well,” said Oppenheimer. “We think it’s important for people to enjoy every time they interact with their loved ones. Sending money should be no exception.”
Remitly offers the lowest fees in the industry and convenient pickup at over 10,000 locations in the Philippines. Remitly also offers its customers 24/7 support in English and Filipino.
Remitly is a mobile payments service that enables consumers to conveniently make person-to-person international money transfers from the United States. Its online service uses the latest technology and mobile devices to eliminate the forms, codes, agents, extra time and fees tied to the traditional money transfer process. Remitly is a licensed money transmitter operating in 21 states and sending millions of dollars to thousands of customers each month. The company is backed by Trilogy Partnership, Founders CoOp, Bezos Expeditions, and TomorrowVentures. Remitly is headquartered in Seattle, WA with additional offices in the Philippines.