Visa ties up with MoneyGram to offer P2P payment to Viet Nam

Wednesday, Feb 03, 2021 18:55

Customers from foreign countries can send money to Visa cards in Viet Nam. — Photo Courtesy Visa Vietnam

Global cross-border P2P payments and money transfer service provider MoneyGram International and Visa on Wednesday launched a real-time peer-to-peer (P2P) payment solution to Viet Nam.

It enables customers to transfer money from the US, UK and 18 other European countries to Viet Nam quickly and securely through Visa Direct.

They can transfer money almost instantly through the MoneyGram mobile app or website to any Visa cardholder in Viet Nam.

“We’ve already hit the ground running in 2021, and this latest integration with Visa Direct further improves our leading customer experience and will help execute our strategy to scale digital growth in one of the largest remittance markets in the world,” Grant Lines, global chief revenue officer at MoneyGram, said.

“We have built a modern, mobile and API-driven company that has enabled MoneyGram to become the preferred partner for cross-border transfers, and we are excited to continue to expand our real-time transfer capabilities with Visa Direct.”

Dang Tuyet Dung, country manager, Visa Vietnam and Laos, said: “Cardholders can use any Visa debit or prepaid card to receive cross-border payments via Visa’s real-time push payment solution.

“This partnership with MoneyGram will … streamline the remittance transferring process.”

Viet Nam is one of the top 10 remittance recipients in the world.

With Visa Direct, customers can now transfer up to US$2,500 per transaction and $10,000 per day. From now until June 30 this year, consumers can send money to a Visa debit card in Vietnam without having to pay a fee. — VNS

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