I just don't like their rates for transfers to bank accounts1
Guys, I was shocked to see the terrible reviews for world remit on here and I thought I better throw in a good word for them because over the years, they been great with me. I have only ended up here because recently they've changed their exchange rates a fair bit and since I am looking to transfer a large amount of money into my Bank account in Uganda (Yes, you heard that right, Uganda) to complete the construction of an apartment block, I was looking for other companies with better exchange rates. I have used Western Union before and the reas...on I stopped was because they did not provide me with the ability to deposit money directly into my overseas account but they also had really terrible exchange rates. Anyway, before I digress and get lost, I ended up coming across a money transfer service called Wise (Used to be TansferWise). Thing is I always check out customer reviews for companies before I engage them. Wise unfortunately had invariably terrible reviews, and although they had great exchange rates, I've decided not to use them. Then I thought, let me check out what people are saying about the Money Transfer company I have been using for over 5 years now . So I typed in world remit in the search bar and lo and behold! First up, they are not perfect! No one is, but what they are being accused of, I find in my experience is not true . For example: 1) I have on more than three or four occasions sent money to a relative in Uganda and then got like the telephone network on which their number is located wrong (principally because Ugandans have this annoying habit of changing their telephone numbers at the drop of a hat!), or their address. And, on all occasions-bar none, I have always received my money back in full-with even the transfer fees refunded! In fact, I trust these guys so much that on one occasion I had to send some emergency funds to a family member but unfortunately I got the telephone network on which they hold their number wrong. It was going to take a couple of days to sort this out for me to get the refund as told to me by world remit. But because I trusted World Remit completely, I actually made a second transfer to the same recipient, even before the one where I had gotten his details wrong had been refunded, just because he needed the money really urgently . And sure enough, I got the money from the first transfer refunded back to me in whole-together with he transfer fees. So they've been absolutely great in all ways and very prompt and so it shocked me some people have had crappy experiences with them. My only gripe with them is the crappy recent exchange rates and high transfer fees .
Has worked for cash pick up only
For the past 3 years i have ben sending money to South Amerca using the 'cash pick up' service afiliated to approved agencies by legit banks .. no dramas , got a quick confirmation and best forex rates than the ones offered by banks through a swift transfer. But I dont think the app is reliable when making a direct transfer to a bank account overseas hence the many bad reviews for that service..pity this is the time when it is needed the most !
Reliable and trustworthy
We have been using World Remit to send money to the Philippines and Bolivia since January 2019 and have been very happy with their service. Others may have slightly better transfer rates but at least with World Remit I am confident the money will arrive safely.
Update: The money from my cancelled transactions has been refunded. It seems like they were having problems with Poly but the money has reached my account today.
Customer service operator over the phone was helpful following up.
Yes, it is still ongoing. Customer No:WR6657998.
No one at worldremit would give me an answer as to when my money will be refunded. Worldremit cancelled the transaction and after 9 working days no one is still able to tell me when I'll get my money back.
Customer service says they need to contact their finance department and that they will contact me but they havent. Its really sad how this company plays around with their customers.
We send money to some of my wife's relatives in Colombia. It is normally available on the same day. Now two of the payments have taken over a week to process and two were available the same day: all were to the same bank, from the same bank, and each for the same amount. There seems no logical explanation for this. On previous occasions, to the same accounts and for the same amounts, there had been no delays.
$4000 went missing for 1 week
I sent money to my boyfriend for an upcoming holiday. Well first I was accused of not having met my boyfriend in real life. It was sent for review and my transaction was not approved and my account cancelled, with no reason given apart from to look at the ts &cs. (Which i did and no rule was broken) i think they just assumed as my boyfriend is Albanian that it was dodgy. I'm well respected and so is my partner. Anyway none if that matters. What matters is that $4000 was missing for over a week. I was told I would get it back in 3 days. I...t took 8 days, 8 days of not knowing if I had been scammed or ripped off. Very bad experience UPDATE: I have updated my rating due to the amazing experience I had with Amy who took the time to listen to me and have my case looked into. She was knowledgable kind and efficient.
My urgent transfer is delayed
I have used worldremit for many years for small transactions and there has been no issue. This is the first time I made substantial transaction to family who needs the money urgently and I am disappointed that the money is still hanging in the balance after it left my account. I called their office and after been left for 30 mins, the person on hone told me the money is with a third party and they cannot do anything about it. I am been directed to "the third party" that I have no contact on any contract with. If world remit set this system up...and there is an issue you will expect them to own it and chase it. To ask me to follow up my money that left my account is a break of the trust I have had in them. I will follow this up because this is a lot of money that I am not prepared to loose. I am now going to start a negative campaign that people risk loosing their money by engaging this service. Issues now resolved and have revised my rating. There is need for improving telephone follow up.
I am not really impressed
Someone told me about how efficient the world remit platform was and I tried it out with my friend in the United States. She sent money to me here in Nigeria using the platform online, her account was debited right away, account disabled right away, no credit deposit. She sent an email and no response gotten after the first one saying y'll take 24 hours to respond ro customer, this was suppose to be a christmas gift and you prefer to hold back that money and not offer services you were paid for? It's preposterous and not fair.
WorldRemit is GOOD
Thanks to WorldRemit for returning my money.
I agree I made a slight mistake with my Canadian account but it took WorldRemit and their Canadian local agent four weeks to return the money to me. If they'd warned me that it will take that long, probably I wouldn't have minded but I wasn't advised.
Having said that, I love how WorldRemit transfer monies quickly - within seconds I must admit - in comparison to other agents. Their rate is also great compared to other agents and the banks. I have transferred over 200,000 dollars through them and ...
wrong account no.
hello, i just made a transfer but unknowing put only a one digit of account wrong. Already called your customer care and requested for cancel transfer and refund. Just want to know how long it gone take to back in my account.
Now a happy customer
After having a bad experience,world remit made sure they sorted out my problem and even gave me a discount for my next transaction. I have used them again today and all went well,my recipient has confirmed the money is ready for collection so am a happy customer now and will continue using world remit.
I have been using worldRemit for a very long time with no issues. Good service
I will recommend this service
I want to change my details
I want to change my details please can you tell how I can chage it. Please help me. Thank you
I sent money to Nigeria from the US on Tuesday. From what I can see, I feel the WorldRemit website has a user-friendly interface
Easy money transfer
I had to transfer AUD $100 from Australia to Malaysia. I first went to my bank (commonwealth bank) but I was informed that the minimum amount that could be transferred was AUD $500. So I found Worldremit and it worked really well for me.
I sent the money on Thursday night and on Saturday morning I received an email and also a SMS informing that the transaction was completed. If I need to send money to any other country for sure I'll use this app again.
Questions & Answers
I have 4000 AUD in the air and still wondering if I’ll ever get it back it’s been a week. Worst part they didn’t even approve my transaction number
Why on gods earth has by account been disable right after I transferred the money , this is unfair and I feel cheat , I would urgently like to know what's taking place transaction number 105604952?
I received a money transfer notification from WorlRemit on the same day I started a strict 14-day home quarantine. Should I inform the sender to cancel the transfer or should I wait until i have completed my quarantine to withdraw it? Please advice.
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