Online money transfer service WorldRemit has launched in Hawaii, where consumers can send funds via the WorldRemit app or website.
Close to 120,000 Hawaiians were born in the Philippines, where remittances account for more than 10 per cent of GDP. The company expects a healthy flow of funds being sent from Hawaii to the Philippines through the platform.
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A two-time LendIt Journalist of the Year nominee, Tony has written more than 2,000 original articles on the blockchain, peer-to-peer lending, crowdfunding and emerging technologies over the past seven years, making him one of the senior writers in the alt-fi sector.
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