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Data collected on: May 14, 2020
Payment instrument
Access point
Sending network coverage
Receiving method
Western Union
Firm type: Money Transfer Operator
Payment instrument
Access point
Internet
Sending network coverage
High
Receiving method
Agent
High
10.0010.00
1.30
Percentage difference between market reference rate 18.45 and exchange rate charged 18.21
1.30
6.306.30
12.6012.60
Western Union
Firm type: Money Transfer Operator
Payment instrument
Access point
Agent
Sending network coverage
High
Receiving method
Agent
High
7.007.00
1.30
Percentage difference between market reference rate 18.45 and exchange rate charged 18.21
1.30
4.804.80
9.609.60
Western Union
Firm type: Money Transfer Operator
Payment instrument
Access point
Agent
Sending network coverage
High
Receiving method
Agent
High
10.5010.50
1.30
Percentage difference between market reference rate 18.45 and exchange rate charged 18.21
1.30
6.556.55
13.1013.10
WorldRemit
Firm type: Money Transfer Operator
Payment instrument
Access point
Internet
Sending network coverage
High
Receiving method
High
6.996.99
1.74
Percentage difference between market reference rate 18.45 and exchange rate charged 18.13
1.74
5.245.24
10.4810.48
Xoom
Firm type: Money Transfer Operator
Payment instrument
Access point
Internet
Sending network coverage
High
Receiving method
High
4.994.99
2.93
Percentage difference between market reference rate 18.45 and exchange rate charged 17.91
2.93
5.435.43
10.8610.86
Xoom
Firm type: Money Transfer Operator
Payment instrument
Access point
Internet
Sending network coverage
High
Receiving method
High
6.496.49
2.93
Percentage difference between market reference rate 18.45 and exchange rate charged 17.91
2.93
6.186.18
12.3612.36
MoneyGram
Firm type: Money Transfer Operator
Payment instrument
Access point
Agent
Sending network coverage
High
Receiving method
Agent
High
9.999.99
4.45
Percentage difference between market reference rate 18.45 and exchange rate charged 17.63
4.45
9.449.44
18.8818.88
MoneyGram
Firm type: Money Transfer Operator
Payment instrument
Access point
Internet
Sending network coverage
High
Receiving method
Agent
High
4.994.99
4.45
Percentage difference between market reference rate 18.45 and exchange rate charged 17.63
4.45
6.946.94
13.8813.88
MoneyGram
Firm type: Money Transfer Operator
Payment instrument
Access point
Internet
Sending network coverage
High
Receiving method
Agent
High
4.994.99
4.45
Percentage difference between market reference rate 18.45 and exchange rate charged 17.63
4.45
6.946.94
13.8813.88
Walmart2World
Firm type: Bank
Payment instrument
Access point
Agent
Sending network coverage
High
Receiving method
Agent
High
7.007.00
4.45
Percentage difference between market reference rate 18.45 and exchange rate charged 17.63
4.45
7.957.95
15.9015.90
Total Average Second Quarter
6.586.58
Total Average First Quarter
7.137.13
Total Average
Fee
7.297.29
Exchange Rate Margin (%)
2.932.93
Total Cost Percent (%)
6.586.58
Total Cost (USD) Total Cost (USD)
13.1513.15
Non-Transparent records
Bank account transfer Debit/credit card Cash
Less than one hour 2 days 3-5 days
Bank account Cash
Payment instrument
Access point
Sending network coverage
Receiving method
Western Union
Firm type: Money Transfer Operator
Payment instrument
Access point
Agent
Sending network coverage
High
Receiving method
Agent
High
7.007.00
1.30
Percentage difference between market reference rate 18.45 and exchange rate charged 18.21
1.30
2.702.70
13.5013.50
WorldRemit
Firm type: Money Transfer Operator
Payment instrument
Access point
Internet
Sending network coverage
High
Receiving method
High
10.9910.99
1.74
Percentage difference between market reference rate 18.45 and exchange rate charged 18.13
1.74
3.943.94
19.7019.70
Xoom
Firm type: Money Transfer Operator
Payment instrument
Access point
Internet
Sending network coverage
High
Receiving method
High
4.994.99
2.93
Percentage difference between market reference rate 18.45 and exchange rate charged 17.91
2.93
3.933.93
19.6519.65
Xoom
Firm type: Money Transfer Operator
Payment instrument
Access point
Internet
Sending network coverage
High
Receiving method
High
15.4915.49
2.93
Percentage difference between market reference rate 18.45 and exchange rate charged 17.91
2.93
6.036.03
30.1530.15
Western Union
Firm type: Money Transfer Operator
Payment instrument
Access point
Internet
Sending network coverage
High
Receiving method
Agent
High
25.0025.00
1.30
Percentage difference between market reference rate 18.45 and exchange rate charged 18.21
1.30
6.306.30
31.5031.50
Western Union
Firm type: Money Transfer Operator
Payment instrument
Access point
Agent
Sending network coverage
High
Receiving method
Agent
High
10.5010.50
1.30
Percentage difference between market reference rate 18.45 and exchange rate charged 18.21
1.30
3.403.40
17.0017.00
MoneyGram
Firm type: Money Transfer Operator
Payment instrument
Access point
Internet
Sending network coverage
High
Receiving method
Agent
High
4.994.99
4.45
Percentage difference between market reference rate 18.45 and exchange rate charged 17.63
4.45
5.445.44
27.2027.20
MoneyGram
Firm type: Money Transfer Operator
Payment instrument
Access point
Internet
Sending network coverage
High
Receiving method
Agent
High
9.999.99
4.45
Percentage difference between market reference rate 18.45 and exchange rate charged 17.63
4.45
6.446.44
32.2032.20
Walmart2World
Firm type: Bank
Payment instrument
Access point
Agent
Sending network coverage
High
Receiving method
Agent
High
7.007.00
4.45
Percentage difference between market reference rate 18.45 and exchange rate charged 17.63
4.45
5.855.85
29.2529.25
MoneyGram
Firm type: Money Transfer Operator
Payment instrument
Access point
Agent
Sending network coverage
High
Receiving method
Agent
High
9.999.99
4.45
Percentage difference between market reference rate 18.45 and exchange rate charged 17.63
4.45
6.446.44
32.2032.20
Total Average Second Quarter
5.055.05
Total Average First Quarter
5.375.37
Total Average
Fee
10.5910.59
Exchange Rate Margin (%)
2.932.93
Total Cost Percent (%)
5.055.05
Total Cost (USD) Total Cost (USD)
25.2425.24
Non-Transparent records
Bank account transfer Debit/credit card Cash
Less than one hour 2 days 3-5 days
Bank account Cash