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WorldRemit Ltd Logo
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WorldRemit Ltd is an electronic money institution focused on international money transfers. WorldRemit Ltd offers international payments, digital wallets to individuals. In 2018 WorldRemit Ltd had total assets of 85.17 mln GBP, WorldRemit Ltd generated net income of -44,762,031.00 GBP. Incorporated in the United Kingdom, WorldRemit Ltd is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

Tor Currency Exchange Limited Logo
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Reviews 3,476 | Excellent
 (4.8)

Tor Currency Exchange Limited is an electronic money institution focused on international money transfers. Tor Currency Exchange Limited offers money transfers, regular payments, repatriation of funds, virtual accounts to individuals, businesses. In 2019 Tor Currency Exchange Limited had total assets of 108.42 mln GBP, Tor Currency Exchange Limited generated net income of 7.59 mln GBP. Incorporated in the United Kingdom, Tor Currency Exchange Limited is authorized and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority. Tor Currency Exchange Limited is doing business as TorFX.

WorldRemit Business Focus
international money transfers
WorldRemit Products
  • digital wallets
WorldRemit Services
  • international payments
WorldRemit Clients
  • individuals

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TorFX Business Focus
international money transfers
TorFX Products
  • virtual accounts
TorFX Services
  • money transfers
  • regular payments
  • repatriation of funds
TorFX Clients
  • individuals
  • businesses

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Compare Money Transfers

WorldRemit TorFX
Speed0-2 days1-2 days
Amount Rangen/a100 GBP - unlimited
Countries150+ countries120+ countries
Currencies110+ currencies40+ currencies
Sending From
  • bank accounts
  • debit cards
  • credit cards
  • WorldRemit wallets
  • bank accounts
  • debit cards
Receiving To
  • bank accounts
  • mobile phone accounts
  • cash pick-up points
  • airtime top-ups
  • physical cash door-to-door
  • WorldRemit wallets
  • bank accounts
Transfer Options
  • one-time payments
  • recurring payments
  • one-time payments
  • regular payments
  • large amounts transfers
Risk Management
  • spot contracts
  • forward contracts
  • market orders
  • limit orders
  • stop-loss orders
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Transfer Costs

WorldRemit

Transfer Fees
Zero fees on your first money transfer.
Exchange Rate
Exchange rate is displayed upfront.

TorFX

Transfer Fees
TorFX does not charge anything outside of the actual exchange rate TorFX quotes.
Exchange Rate
TorFX secures a highly competitive exchange rate.

Transfer Speed

WorldRemit

In most cases, transfers sent using WorldRemit arrive within minutes.
In general, the delivery time will be as follow:

  • Cash Pickup. Available to collect instantly.
  • Mobile Money. Within minutes.
  • Airtime top-up. Within minutes.
  • Bank transfer. Transfers within minutes are available to selected banks; other thing the timing depends on include: the bank, day of the week, transacion creation time.

TorFX

It can take 1-2 working days for the money to arrive depending on the currencies involved and the destination country.

Sending Countries

WorldRemit

WorldRemit provides sending money from 50+ countries.

Receiving Countries

WorldRemit

WorldRemit supports sending money to 150+ countries.

Sending Methods

WorldRemit

Bank Transfer
Sender needs to transfer the full amount from his/her own bank account into WorldRemit's bank account.
WorldRemit Wallet
Transfers are instantly processed and the Wallet allows your recipient to receive, send and withdraw funds in multiple currencies.
Payment Cards
WorldRemit accepts most types of debit, credit and pre-paid cards that are issued by Visa or Mastercard. WorldRemit cannot accept cards from the following issuers:

  • Amex
  • Diner’s Card
  • Union Pay

Other Methods
  • Poli
  • Interac
  • iDEAL
  • Sofort
  • Apple Pay
  • Trustly

TorFX

TorFX Account
TorFX offers sending money from a sender's TorFX account only.
So, to be able to perform a transfer, a sender should first open an account with TorFX and deposit enough money to this account.
TorFX account can be topped up from the sender's bank account as well as via Visa debit cards and bank cheques. Both the cards and bank cheques should be nominated in GBP. Client funds are held at segregated TorFX's client accounts with Barclays bank.

Receiving Methods

WorldRemit

Mobile Money
Most mobile money services are offered by local mobile telecoms operators who have received a license to operate electronic payments services. Before sending money to a mobile money service using WorldRemit, please make sure that your recipient has a mobile money account.
Cash Pickup
Cash pickup transfer is a payment that your recipient can collect as physical cash from a supported location within WorldRemit's local partner network.
Bank Transfer
Direct to bank is a transfer when the money i s delivered straight to the recipient’s bank account.
Airtime Top-up
Top-up is adding credit to a pre-paid phone. Airtime top ups sent via WorldRemit are usually instant.
WorldRemit Wallet
Transfers are instantly processed and the Wallet allows your recipient to receive, send and withdraw funds in multiple currencies.

TorFX

Bank accounts
TorFX offers sending money to bank accounts only.

Available Currencies

TorFX

AEAED (UAE dirham)
AUAUD (Australian dollar)
BHBHD (Bahraini Dinar)
BWBWP (Botswana Pula)
CACAD (Canadian dollar)
CHCHF (Swiss franc)
CNCNY (Renminbi (Chinese) yuan)
CZCZK (Czech koruna)
DKDKK (Danish krone)
EGEGP (Egyptian Pound)
EUEUR (Euro)
FJFJD (Fijian Dollar)
GBGBP (Pound sterling)
HKHKD (Hong Kong dollar)
HRHRK (Croatian kuna)
HUHUF (Hungarian forint)
ILILS (Israeli shekels)
ININR (Indian rupee)
JPJPY (Japanese yen)
KEKES (Kenyan Shilling)
KWKWD (Kuwatiti Dinar)
LKLKR (Sri Lankan Rupee)
MAMAD (Moroccan Dirham)
MUMUR (Mauritian Rupee)
MXMXN (Mexican peso)
MTMTL (Maltese lira)
NONOK (Norwegian krone)
NZNZD (New Zealand dollar)
OMOMR (Omani Rial)
PHPHP (Philippine peso)
PLPLN (Polish złoty)
QAQAR (Qatari Riyal)
RORON (Romanian new leu)
RURUB (Russian ruble)
SASAR (Saudi riyal)
SESEK (Swedish krona/kronor)
SGSGD (Singapore dollar)
THTHB (Thai baht)
TRTRY (Turkish lira)
TTTTD (Trinidad and Tobago dollar)
UGUGX (Ugandan Shilling)
XCD (East Caribbean dollar)

Advantages and Disadvantages

Advantages of WorldRemit Transfers

Broad coverage of countries
Variety of sending options
Variety of receiving options

Advantages of TorFX Transfers

Spot and forward contracts
Available to personal and business customers
Dedicated account managers

Disadvantages of WorldRemit Transfers

Have to open an account and pass identity verification
Account opening available to individuals only

Disadvantages of TorFX Transfers

Bank-to-bank transfers only
No cash exchange or pre-paid travel cards

How WorldRemit Transfers Work

1.
Create your account
Register for free at WorldRemit website or download WorldRemit app.
2.
Provide transfer details
Choose to send to one of 150 countries and add your transfer method.
3.
Choose how much you want to transfer
You will see WorldRemit fees and exchange rate upfront.
4.
Add the recipient's details
Or choose from a list of people you’ve sent to before.
5.
Pay for your transfer
You can pay for the transfer with a payment card (debit, credit and prepaid), bank transfer, Poli, Interac, iDEAL, Klarna, Apple Pay, Trustly.


How TorFX Transfers Work

1.
Register with TorFX
Registering online or by phone with TorFX is fast, free and easy.
2.
Get a Rate
Once registered you can get a quote or secure a rate online or over the phone.
3.
Arrange Your Transfer
Buy currency online or over the phone with your account manager.
4.
Complete transfer
Your purchased currency will arrive safely into your nominated bank account.


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