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Co-op Bank Partners With Thunes to Roll Out Co-opRemit, New Global Money Transfer Solution

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The Head of Diaspora Banking at Co-op Bank Pauline Kieme puts pen to paper to sign-off the launch of remittance service Co-opRemit, as the Senior Vice President - Africa at cross-border payments company Thunes Ms Sandra Yao looks on. [PHOTO/ COURTESY]

Co-operative Bank of Kenya (Co-op Bank) has partnered with Thunes, a cross-border payment provider, to launch an alternative global money transfer solution, Co-opRemit.

Co-opRemit streamlines the process of real-time money transfers particularly within Africa, allowing Co-op Bank customers in Kenya to move funds across the world quickly at an affordable rate.

Customers may send money directly to a foreign bank account or mobile number, and money transfers through this platform will bear no extra charge beyond the tariff thus offering full transparency on forex fees.

With access to Thunes’ fully-integrated global network, Co-opBank will enhance its digital banking services and deliver a convenient and cost-effective money transfer experience to its customer base of over 8 million.

Co-opRemit users will be able to access the new money transfer service from channels starting off with any of Co-op Bank’s over 150 branches across the country and later mobile and internet banking.

“We are delighted to support Co-operative Bank of Kenya in their drive to increase and improve crossborder payment options for their customers. We look forward to expanding their services with realtime, reliable, and convenient payments across the world, and empowering the SME landscape in Africa – two contributions which are key to driving the region’s growth,” said Thunes CEO Peter De Caluwe.

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Speaking at the launch, Co-operative Bank’s Director Retail & Business Banking – Mr William Ndumia noted that the new money transfer service would be especially significant for SMEs in Kenya, many of which face remittance challenges stemming from inefficiencies of cross-border payments.

“With CoopRemit SMEs, who are one of our key customer segments, can now look forward to a more efficient trading experience with seamless international payments at affordable rates,” said Ndumia.

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Written by Francis Muli

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