Telcoin's digital remittance service extends coverage to 15 new markets
16-06-2021 14:32:37 | by: Pie Kamau | hits: 2767 | Tags:

Telcoin, a blockchain-powered fintech disrupting the $700 billion international remittance industry, has extended its digital money transfer service to 23 additional mobile money platforms in 16 countries. Fully verified Telcoin Application users in Canada can now send affordable and convenient remittances from their iOS or Android device.

Pending ongoing partnership integrations, Telcoin users in additional sending markets - including the United States, Singapore, and Australia - will soon be able to send money to loved ones in these newly launched corridors as well.

In addition to GCash, Telcoin's inaugural remittance partner in the Philippines, users can now send money to the following countries and mobile money platforms:

Bangladesh, BKash
Ethiopia, HelloCash
Fiji, Digicel Mobile Money
Fiji, M-Paisa
Ghana, MTN Money
Guatemala, Tigo Money
Indonesia, Dana
Indonesia, GoPay
Indonesia, LinkAja
Indonesia, Ovo
Kenya, Equitel Money
Sri Lanka, Ez Cash
Sri Lanka, mCash
Malawi, Airtel Money
Nepal, eSewa
Pakistan, Easy Paisa
Pakistan, Jazz Cash
Philippines, Coins
El Salvador, Tigo Money
Tonga, Digicel Mobile Money
Uganda, Airtel Money
Uganda, MTN Money
Samoa, Digicel Mobile Money

With the global average cost of sending a $200 remittance still high at 6.5 percent in the fourth quarter of 2020, Telcoin is targeting just 2.5 percent or less for its contactless and compliance-focused service.

"Opening these initial corridors is an exciting and important foundational moment in Telcoin's journey," said CEO Paul Neuner. "We see this as not only about affordable remittances, but as a first step toward expanding the financial opportunities of people in these new markets."

The launch of these new corridors coincides with the Telcoin Application's V2.3 update, which introduces a new innovation to the remittance market that the company has coined "Active Beneficiary." In a traditional remittance, the recipient of funds must communicate a preferred destination to the sender - whether they want the inbound transfer to land in their bank account, e-wallet, as cash that can be picked up at a physical agent, and so on.

Telcoin is eliminating this communication step and streamlining the remittance flow by allowing the beneficiary to decide where the funds will go. The sender simply inputs an amount in local currency along with the recipient's name and phone number. The beneficiary is then notified of the inbound transfer, and is prompted to select a destination - with fees and transfer times for each method shown transparently.

These new fiat remittance corridors pave the way for Telcoin to offer additional digital-asset backed services that will speed up transactions and lower costs even further. Telcoin's incoming V3 update seeks to tear down barriers to the accessibility of digital assets globally and leverage user-powered markets for digital asset exchange.