Remittance Prices Worldwide

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Data collected on: Mar 22, 2021
Payment instrument
Access point
Sending network coverage
Transfer speed
<em>Transfer Speed</em> has been standardized in six broad categories.
Receiving method
Exchange rate margin (%)
The exchange rate margin is the cost resulting from the fact that the firm applies a rate that is different from the market reference rate. The margin is the percentage difference between the market reference rate and the exchange rate actually applied to the transaction.
Total cost (%)
The total cost of sending a remittance transfer includes: the fee charged to the sender plus the exchange rate margin.
Total cost (USD)
The total cost of sending a remittance transfer includes: the fee charged to the sender plus the exchange rate margin.
MoneyGram
Firm type: Money Transfer Operator
Payment instrument
Access point
Agent
Sending network coverage
High
Receiving method
Agent
High
10.0010.00
0.00
Percentage difference between market reference rate 1.00 and exchange rate charged 1.00
0.00
5.005.00
10.0010.00
MoneyGram
Firm type: Money Transfer Operator
Payment instrument
Access point
Internet
Sending network coverage
High
Receiving method
Agent
High
5.005.00
0.00
Percentage difference between market reference rate 1.00 and exchange rate charged 1.00
0.00
2.502.50
5.005.00
MoneyGram
Firm type: Money Transfer Operator
Payment instrument
Access point
Internet
Sending network coverage
High
Receiving method
Agent
High
5.005.00
0.00
Percentage difference between market reference rate 1.00 and exchange rate charged 1.00
0.00
2.502.50
5.005.00
MoneyGram
Firm type: Money Transfer Operator
Payment instrument
Access point
Internet
Sending network coverage
High
Receiving method
High
0.000.00
0.00
Percentage difference between market reference rate 1.00 and exchange rate charged 1.00
0.00
0.000.00
0.000.00
Ria
Firm type: Money Transfer Operator
Payment instrument
Access point
Agent
Sending network coverage
High
Receiving method
Agent
Low
7.007.00
0.00
Percentage difference between market reference rate 1.00 and exchange rate charged 1.00
0.00
3.503.50
7.007.00
Ria
Firm type: Money Transfer Operator
Payment instrument
Access point
Internet
Sending network coverage
High
Receiving method
Agent
Low
5.005.00
0.00
Percentage difference between market reference rate 1.00 and exchange rate charged 1.00
0.00
2.502.50
5.005.00
Walmart2World
Firm type: Bank
Payment instrument
Access point
Agent, Internet
Sending network coverage
High
Receiving method
Agent
High
8.008.00
0.00
Percentage difference between market reference rate 1.00 and exchange rate charged 1.00
0.00
4.004.00
8.008.00
Xoom
Firm type: Money Transfer Operator
Payment instrument
Access point
Internet
Sending network coverage
High
Receiving method
Agent
High
10.0010.00
0.00
Percentage difference between market reference rate 1.00 and exchange rate charged 1.00
0.00
5.005.00
10.0010.00
Xoom
Firm type: Money Transfer Operator
Payment instrument
Access point
Internet
Sending network coverage
High
Receiving method
Agent
High
16.0016.00
0.00
Percentage difference between market reference rate 1.00 and exchange rate charged 1.00
0.00
8.008.00
16.0016.00
This RSP is not transparent: the exchange rate applied to the transaction was not disclosed. The 0% in the exchange rate margin does NOT necessarily mean that there is no exchange rate cost, but rather that this cost is not disclosed to the sender at the time of sending. &middot; The Central Bank of Liberia now requires that all money transfers paid out in cash be split up as follows: 75% in USD and 25% in LRD. The foreign exchange rate applicable to the LRD payout is the rate published by the Central Bank on the day of payout.
Western Union
Firm type: Money Transfer Operator
Payment instrument
Access point
Agent
Sending network coverage
High
Receiving method
Agent
Medium
7.007.00
0.00
Percentage difference between market reference rate 1.00 and exchange rate charged 1.00
0.00
3.503.50
7.007.00
This RSP is not transparent: the exchange rate applied to the transaction was not disclosed. The 0% in the exchange rate margin does NOT necessarily mean that there is no exchange rate cost, but rather that this cost is not disclosed to the sender at the time of sending. &middot; The Central Bank of Liberia now requires that all money transfers paid out in cash be split up as follows: 75% in USD and 25% in LRD. The foreign exchange rate applicable to the LRD payout is the rate published by the Central Bank on the day of payout.
Western Union
Firm type: Money Transfer Operator
Payment instrument
Access point
Internet
Sending network coverage
High
Receiving method
Agent
Medium
11.0011.00
0.00
Percentage difference between market reference rate 1.00 and exchange rate charged 1.00
0.00
5.505.50
11.0011.00
This RSP is not transparent: the exchange rate applied to the transaction was not disclosed. The 0% in the exchange rate margin does NOT necessarily mean that there is no exchange rate cost, but rather that this cost is not disclosed to the sender at the time of sending. &middot; The Central Bank of Liberia now requires that all money transfers paid out in cash be split up as follows: 75% in USD and 25% in LRD. The foreign exchange rate applicable to the LRD payout is the rate published by the Central Bank on the day of payout.
Western Union
Firm type: Money Transfer Operator
Payment instrument
Access point
Agent
Sending network coverage
High
Receiving method
Agent
Medium
7.007.00
0.00
Percentage difference between market reference rate 1.00 and exchange rate charged 1.00
0.00
3.503.50
7.007.00
Total Average First Quarter
3.673.67
Total Average Fourth Quarter 2020
4.004.00
Total Average
Fee
7.337.33
Exchange Rate Margin (%)
0.000.00
Total Cost Percent (%)
3.673.67
Total Cost (USD) Total Cost (USD)
7.337.33
Non-Transparent records
Bank account transfer Debit/credit card Cash
Less than one hour 3-5 days
Cash Mobile wallet
Payment instrument
Access point
Sending network coverage
Receiving method
MoneyGram
Firm type: Money Transfer Operator
Payment instrument
Access point
Internet
Sending network coverage
High
Receiving method
Agent
High
5.005.00
0.00
Percentage difference between market reference rate 1.00 and exchange rate charged 1.00
0.00
1.001.00
5.005.00
MoneyGram
Firm type: Money Transfer Operator
Payment instrument
Access point
Internet
Sending network coverage
High
Receiving method
High
0.000.00
0.00
Percentage difference between market reference rate 1.00 and exchange rate charged 1.00
0.00
0.000.00
0.000.00
MoneyGram
Firm type: Money Transfer Operator
Payment instrument
Access point
Agent
Sending network coverage
High
Receiving method
Agent
High
10.0010.00
0.00
Percentage difference between market reference rate 1.00 and exchange rate charged 1.00
0.00
2.002.00
10.0010.00
MoneyGram
Firm type: Money Transfer Operator
Payment instrument
Access point
Internet
Sending network coverage
High
Receiving method
Agent
High
10.0010.00
0.00
Percentage difference between market reference rate 1.00 and exchange rate charged 1.00
0.00
2.002.00
10.0010.00
Ria
Firm type: Money Transfer Operator
Payment instrument
Access point
Agent
Sending network coverage
High
Receiving method
Agent
Low
N/AN/A
N/A
not available
N/A
N/AN/A
N/AN/A
Ria
Firm type: Money Transfer Operator
Payment instrument
Access point
Internet
Sending network coverage
High
Receiving method
Agent
Low
9.009.00
0.00
Percentage difference between market reference rate 1.00 and exchange rate charged 1.00
0.00
1.801.80
9.009.00
Walmart2World
Firm type: Bank
Payment instrument
Access point
Agent, Internet
Sending network coverage
High
Receiving method
Agent
High
8.008.00
0.00
Percentage difference between market reference rate 1.00 and exchange rate charged 1.00
0.00
1.601.60
8.008.00
Xoom
Firm type: Money Transfer Operator
Payment instrument
Access point
Internet
Sending network coverage
High
Receiving method
Agent
High
10.0010.00
0.00
Percentage difference between market reference rate 1.00 and exchange rate charged 1.00
0.00
2.002.00
10.0010.00
Xoom
Firm type: Money Transfer Operator
Payment instrument
Access point
Internet
Sending network coverage
High
Receiving method
Agent
High
16.0016.00
0.00
Percentage difference between market reference rate 1.00 and exchange rate charged 1.00
0.00
3.203.20
16.0016.00
This RSP is not transparent: the exchange rate applied to the transaction was not disclosed. The 0% in the exchange rate margin does NOT necessarily mean that there is no exchange rate cost, but rather that this cost is not disclosed to the sender at the time of sending. &middot; The Central Bank of Liberia now requires that all money transfers paid out in cash be split up as follows: 75% in USD and 25% in LRD. The foreign exchange rate applicable to the LRD payout is the rate published by the Central Bank on the day of payout.
Western Union
Firm type: Money Transfer Operator
Payment instrument
Access point
Agent
Sending network coverage
High
Receiving method
Agent
Medium
7.007.00
0.00
Percentage difference between market reference rate 1.00 and exchange rate charged 1.00
0.00
1.401.40
7.007.00
This RSP is not transparent: the exchange rate applied to the transaction was not disclosed. The 0% in the exchange rate margin does NOT necessarily mean that there is no exchange rate cost, but rather that this cost is not disclosed to the sender at the time of sending. &middot; The Central Bank of Liberia now requires that all money transfers paid out in cash be split up as follows: 75% in USD and 25% in LRD. The foreign exchange rate applicable to the LRD payout is the rate published by the Central Bank on the day of payout.
Western Union
Firm type: Money Transfer Operator
Payment instrument
Access point
Internet
Sending network coverage
High
Receiving method
Agent
Medium
21.0021.00
0.00
Percentage difference between market reference rate 1.00 and exchange rate charged 1.00
0.00
4.204.20
21.0021.00
This RSP is not transparent: the exchange rate applied to the transaction was not disclosed. The 0% in the exchange rate margin does NOT necessarily mean that there is no exchange rate cost, but rather that this cost is not disclosed to the sender at the time of sending. &middot; The Central Bank of Liberia now requires that all money transfers paid out in cash be split up as follows: 75% in USD and 25% in LRD. The foreign exchange rate applicable to the LRD payout is the rate published by the Central Bank on the day of payout.
Western Union
Firm type: Money Transfer Operator
Payment instrument
Access point
Agent
Sending network coverage
High
Receiving method
Agent
Medium
7.007.00
0.00
Percentage difference between market reference rate 1.00 and exchange rate charged 1.00
0.00
1.401.40
7.007.00
Total Average First Quarter
1.701.70
Total Average Fourth Quarter 2020
1.711.71
Total Average
Fee
8.508.50
Exchange Rate Margin (%)
0.000.00
Total Cost Percent (%)
1.701.70
Total Cost (USD) Total Cost (USD)
8.508.50
Non-Transparent records
Bank account transfer Debit/credit card Cash
Less than one hour 3-5 days
Cash Mobile wallet