Remitly Introduces Custom Money Transfer Service to More Cruise Ship Workers

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Remitly Introduces Custom Money Transfer Service to More Cruise Ship Workers

04/05/2019

Remitly, an independent digital remittance company in North America, said it expanded its custom money transfer service for cruise ship workers, also known as seafarers. Remitly for Seafarers, was specially designed for workers on cruise ships who need to send money to their loved ones while they’re away at sea.

Remitly for Seafarers is now available to seafarers who need to send money safely and securely to the Philippines, India, and Indonesia without leaving their ship.

There are more than 1.6 million seafarers in international shipping.1 While working aboard cruise ships, seafarers have limited time at ports to send money to their loved ones on land. The process of using money transfer kiosks at ports or on ships often requires long lines and exorbitant fees. Seafarers sending money to the Philippines, India, or Indonesia now have an easier way to do this and can bypass the hassle and high fees at traditional kiosks.

Seafarers can now send money quickly and easily from a computer or through the Remitly mobile app using a cruise ship identification card, a copy of their passport, and a debit or credit card.

Fueled by big data, Remitly uses mobile technology, machine learning, and direct integrations with partner banks and cash pickup locations to calculate a specific date and time seafarers’ recipients can expect their money to arrive. This allows seafarers to track their transfer to know exactly when and where their money will arrive.

1 Source: International Chamber of Shipping 2015 Manpower Report

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