WorldRemit, a leading digital cross-border payments business is ringing in the new year with a new padala partner in the Philippines with Palawan Pawnshop. Through this partnership, WorldRemit recipients can now directly quote WorldRemit when claiming their cash remittances at Palawan Pawnshop’s more than 3,300 branches nationwide, and at their 2,000 partner locations as well.
“At WorldRemit, we want to ensure remittances are sent back home fast and securely, and for beneficiaries to be able to claim them with ease wherever they may be. By partnering with Palawan Pawnshop, we continue to grow our already robust network of 25,000 cash pick-up partner locations by another 5,000,” said Earl Melivo, the Philippines country director of WorldRemit.
Despite lockdowns in send countries and continued limitations in mobility locally, cash remittances to the Philippines remain resilient. And the role of digital service providers like WorldRemit is proving crucial in connecting people with their loved ones.
“Our goal at WorldRemit is to make digital financial services more accessible to both senders and receivers. As 2021 rolls in, we continue to develop our technology while boosting our pick-up partner network to provide Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) peace of mind that they can continuously support their families back home,” added Melivo.
“The Palawan Pawnshop and Palawan Express Pera Padala group continues to serve the financial needs of everyday Filipinos. By being a money shop for financial services, we help Filipino families have better lives. Cash remittances are not only for everyday expenses, but they also become diplomas, houses, and livelihood of our fellowmen,” said Lilian Concepcion C. Selda, vice president for Finance and Controls of Palawan Pawnshop.