It worked perfectly the first transactions but it isn't useful if you have to send money on regular basis as I was sending relatively small amounts per day and my account was disabled. I am Very unhappy with the service
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 .
World remit not contactable
I was transacting money to Kenya but it was not successful. I have money pending in my account for four days now. I was not able to complete this transaction but money was debited from my account. I've attempted to contact world remit in vain. There line keeps redirecting you to online FAQ. Their virtual assistant is no use to clients and their have no staff online to chat with. How do I solve my problem if I can't get hold of anyone in this service. It's very frustrating. My money is pending and the bank cannot do anything unless it's cleared by world remit. I need a solution please WR. I've been your customer for more than 6 years and this is
WorldRemit - Very Disappointed. Very Bad Customer service.
I was told my recipient received the money and transaction is closed when my recipient in Kerala India never got the money. I have been calling them almost everyday for last 12 days but the customer care just begins with a Sorry and then they try to get some updates from some mysterious Local Partner in India and they tell me that they will give me an update if they have. No updates till now and my request for cancellation of the Transaction is also not addressed saying that money is already transferred (not sure to whom). I h...
The World Remit team needs to use current rates as they are ripping us of e.g today the exchange rate of aud to usd is 0.78 but you are charging 0.74 and your tier system is not attractive enough. There is great room to improve and not profiteer at our expense. Everything else is excellent
Not worth the risk
Initially all went well. I sent money twice to Bali, twice to Cambodia. Then I sent money to a Cambodian address which proved harder to verify. My uploads of receiver's IDs and my own bank data were either never received are went to a review panel at the North Pole. After numerous phone calls and emails sent up the chimney to nowhere, I asked for my money back. About three months had passed. My money was returned without apology, but when I returned to my account … it had been cancelled.
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 !
Exchange Rate is too low
I had been a loyal customer for over two years; I always use it duo to it being reliable at the time of need. But after a simple google search, I found out that their rate exchange is so so low, even the "Premium rate" compare to other providers. Money gram is good when sending to mobile money and transferwise is the best when sending directly to the bank account: Please shop around before deciding any dollar will save people in need. Thank You.
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.
Horrible customer service
I sent a transfer first time. Mid transfer, the rate changed and I was shortchanged. I tried to dispute it with them. Called 3 times and they cannot explain and raise it further.
The email responses I get are robotic and don't address the issue. They gave me 4 excuses. How unprofessional and im sure illegal to quote you on a rate and it changes mid transfer.
Its a rip off. What kind of foreign exhange company does that.
Only positive is timeframe for transfer was good
Not happy with the service
I have made a transfer to overseas and its been more than 48 hrs and still it says waiting for authorization. I have tried to call to the worldremit office but at the end there is no response at all and same with the chat with agent service. I found it really bad and frustrating please follow up with my transaction.
Horrible customer service. I have been using WorldRemit from last 2 years. But in my last transaction the only mistake i did I wrote IBAN in the start of iban number because i did copy and paste but after that my money is stuck b/w WorldRemit and local bank of pakistan anyway whenever i call them and send them email they say me same thing we are investigating and haven’t received response from local bank. Today 3 weeks done and still i don't know where is my money they haven't sent me my money back and they say me I have to wait even they don't know how long I have to wait.
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.
Delays.. Documents supplied still no response.
I initiated a transfer of funds last week. The funds were urgent. I have used WorldRemit before but smaller amounts. I send a slightly bigger amount and the delay and questions kept on coming. I submitted the confidential documents and information requested. There is zero response. The chat experts say I will get a response BUT nothing is happening. I worry that this transfer could just go down the drain. If my funds were to be refunded today they maybe worthless due to the current rate fluctuations! I budgeted on last weeks Au$ to USD rate..!
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.
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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