I sent some money, like I always do, from my bank account to the Philippines using Western Union. Well, they made a mistake. As a result; goodbye Western Union, hello WorldRemit!
It was not just the mistake that became the problem. It was the way it was handle. They want me to wait until I get to Missouri to pick up the money which will be at least next summer. Completely unacceptable. I am not happy with Western Union at all.
As of this writing, it is over 20 calls to the call center, 3 emails with more documents, and we are going on the fourth day. I had to look elsewhere.
WorldRemit came highly recommended
I pushed out a video the other day on Youtube basically telling the story and asking who people use to move money. A couple of guy suggested this company called WorldRemit. I knew a little about them but never really looked into them.
I thought I would give them a try, I had nothing to lose.
Well, I was about to send the money without much of a problem. Signing up was pretty easy and they seem to have a very friendly interface.
The only real problem I have with the WorldRemit transaction was it did take about an hour or so to reach the system of pick up location in the Philippines. Otherwise, it worked flawless.
There is more I like about them!
They do not just serve the Philippines. I am planning to start traveling alot more in the coming months and they have relationships with money transfer companies all over the world. I wish I would have known about them when I was in Fiji. They are much cheaper than Moneygram!
The other thing I like is they did not make me do a bunch of proving this and that because I was geographically outside the United States. I hate when that happens. I understand it but I still hate it!
All in all, I think this will be a new service I will be using more. If you have used WorldRemit, let me know how it worked for you.