Remitly (IFC-36516)

Regions
  • World
Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
Financial Institutions
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
Project Status
Active
Bank Risk Rating
C
Risk rating varies among banks and may refer only to the particular investment and not to the risk for the project as a whole. Projects marked 'U' have an 'Unknown' risk rating at the time of disclosure.
Voting Date
Sep 14, 2016
The estimate day the bank will vote on a proposed investment. The decision dates may change, so review updated project documents or contact the EWS team.
Borrower
Remitly, Inc.
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
Sectors
  • Finance
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
Investment Type(s)
Equity
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, etc.
Investment Amount (USD)
$ 5.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.
Project Cost (USD)
$ 5.00 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please see updated project documentation for more information.
Primary Source

Original disclosure @ IFC website

Updated in EWS Feb 15, 2018

Disclosed by Bank Aug 23, 2016


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Project Description

This project finances the global expansion of the company Remitly; a mobile payment service provider that offers convenient person-to-person international money transfers.

People Affected By This Project

International remittances are a major contributor to the economies of the receiving developing countries. Companies like Remitly leverage technology to provide money transfers at a lower cost. Lowering the cost of remittances directly translates to financial savings, of which a significant share will accrue in the receiving country.

Investment Description
  • International Finance Corporation (IFC)
Contact Information

Kai Schmitz
Principal Investment Officer
International Finance Corporation
mailto:kschmitz@ifc.org
http://www.ifc.org

 

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