Registration - Simple and easy through their website or mobile app.
ID verification - If requested, it is a simple process that can be actioned through their mobile app or via email. Simply upload the requested documentation as photos from your phone.
Transfer speed - Speed ranges from instantaneous to up to 2 days. This depends on the country you are sending money to, and if it is a bank transfer or sending cash.
Payment options - Uploading your funds to WordRemit is also a simple process. With in-country solutions such as Australia’s POLi or via debit card, you can instantly transfer your funds to WorldRemit. This speeds up the entire process of sending money overseas.
Mobile app - There is a WorldRemit mobile app to help manage your transfers end to end.
Registration - Remitly has a smooth account creation process. The website and mobile app are easy to use.
ID Verification - ID verification is not required for Tier 1 membership but this lowers the account sending limits. Tier 2 and 3 require increased proof of identification and source of funds. This can be a slower process.
Transfer speed - Generally between 2 - 3 days upon payment.
Low minimum transfer limits - Send under $5
Low maximum transfer limits - Transfer limits are tiered based on your ID verification. Even with tier 3 ID verification.
Low maximum sending limits - After full ID verification, you may only send up to $60,000 within 180 days. That’s low!
WorldRemit and Remitly both score high within the Ease of Use category. However, Remitly’s tiered approach is not obvious on account registration. Remitly’s sending limits and tiered ID verification can slow down the onboarding and could result in some confusion as customers first use their service. WorldRemit has no such limitations and therefore has better ease of use.