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Ripple-Backed MoneyGram Partners with Major Money Transfer Platform in Sri Lanka

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Mon, 08/10/2020 - 14:07
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Yuri Molchan
Ripple’s major partner MoneyGram has inked a deal with the leading cash transfer company in Sri Lanka, MMBL Money Transfer, to gain access to millions of its customers
Ripple-Backed MoneyGram Partners with Major Money Transfer Platform in Sri Lanka
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Money transfer giant MoneyGram International, a major partner of the Ripple decacorn, is now collaborating with the leading funds transfer platform in Sri Lanka, local media report.

This opens opportunities for MoneyGram’s expansion to millions of new users on Sri Lanka.

MoneyGram partners with MMBL Money Transfer

MMBL Money Transfer is the leading player in the cash transmitting market in Sri Lanka, and now the MoneyGram giant has joined forces with it to allow its customers to receive money from any spot on the globe and send their funds anywhere beyond Sri Lanka.

The head of the Asia Pacific and South Asia region for MoneyGram, Anil Kapur, stated that among other benefits of being MoneyGram’s partner, MMBL Money Transfer will enable its clients to receive transfers at night and on weekends too.

MMBL Money Transfer already runs more than 2,000 cash payout locations, including banks, retail outlets and non-banking financial institutions.

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MoneyGram gets $1.15 mln from Ripple in Q2, 2020

As reported earlier by U.Today, in its Q2 report this year, the MoneyGram behemoth wrote that it had received $1.15 mln worth of "market development fees" from Ripple in the second quarter.

It is worth noting that Ripple now has a ten-percent stake in MoneyGram after partnering with it in summer 2019.

As part of their cooperation, Ripple supported MoneyGram with hefty investments and set up several ODL corridors together with it in Europe, Mexico, the Philippines and Australia.

Those corridors, based on Ripple's ODL product, function on local crypto exchanges, making it easier to send funds to those countries via XRP.

Previously, U.Today reported that Ripple’s plans this year included setting up more ODL-powered corridors.

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Yuri is a crypto journalist interested in technology and technical innovations. He has been in crypto since 2017. Believes that blockchain and cryptocurrencies have a potential to transform the world in the future in many of its aspects. ‘Hodls’ major cryptocurrencies and has written for multiple crypto media outlets. 

His articles have been quoted by such crypto influencers as Tyler Winklevoss, John McAfee, CZ Binance, Max Keiser, etc.

Currently Yuri is a news writer at U.Today and can be contacted at yuri.molchan@u.today.