Opera owned financial service technology company, OPay, has announced its partnership with WorldRemit to offer international money transfers directly into OPay mobile wallets in Nigeria.
WorldRemit is a leading global digital money payment platform that was founded in 2009.
The company enables users to transfer money to countries, including the Philippines, Kenya, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, and India, as well as choose whether transfer is received as a bank deposit, cash pickup, mobile money, and airtime top-up.
The partnership between OPay and WorldRemit will see the two companies providing Nigerians with a fast, easy and more affordable way to receive money from over 50 countries.
The countries covered by their service includes, but not limited to, the United States, the United Kingdom and Canada.
The director of remittance at OPay, Mr Kunle Olamuyiwa spoke on the partnership, he said:
“We are very excited about our partnership with WorldRemit. At OPay, our goal is to consistently drive financial inclusion across Nigeria, meeting the demands of the banked and unbanked. With this partnership, we will smoothen the process in which Nigerians receive money from friends and family abroad.”
Mr Kunle Olamuyiwa further added that:
“With our seamless technology, OPay provides Nigerians with a much more comfortable and faster option for customers to receive money in the comfort of their homes. Our 300,000 agent locations spread across the country makes cash withdrawals more convenient.”
In addition, Mr Gbenga Okejimi, WorldRemit’s country manager for Nigeria and Ghana said:
“This partnership ensures that customers can continue to make affordable money transfers to their family and friends in the comfort of their homes.“
“With communities across the world having to change their lifestyles due to the disruption caused by Covid-19, we’re proud to play our part in making sure our customers can continue to support their family and friends throughout this challenging time,” Mr Okejimi added.
This service will be available to users on KYC 2 level. New users will have to download the OPay app on their various app stores, and upgrade to KYC 2 level.