Ride hailing, provider of payment and loan services Opay have been given approval by Central Bank of Nigeria to commence international money transfer in Nigeria.
The plan is to distort the remittance space and ensure that international money transfer into Nigeria is faster and more affordable.
According to Director of Remittances Services at OPay, With OPay’s infrastructure in Nigeria, it will be easier and faster for global remittance companies to partner with OPay to help their customers to receive money from their business partners, customers and loved ones directly into their OPay wallet and any bank account in Nigeria.
Also recipients can go cash out their funds from their OPay wallets at any of over 100,000 OPay mobile money agents in Nigeria.
 He said:
We are already working with major global remittance companies around the world and will start facilitating remittances to Nigeria with these partners.
Ensuring the best fees and exchange rates, speed and security.

He was asked how this will benefit the recipients of money transfers in Nigeria.
He said:
There is a plan to commence a big bang promo in December with lots of prices for recipients of money transfer who receive their money directly into their OPay wallets.
I can only advise everyone who has families around the world to get an OPay Wallet.
They will get better value for these funds doing transfers to any bank, paying their bills, buying food and also using our on-demand transport services i.e. Oride, OBus and Otrike.
And on top of all, they can channel unused funds to OWealth and earn interest on it daily. It is indeed better times for recipients of international money transfers in Nigeria.
The ride hailing OPay launched its mobile payment service in August 2018.
Creating an infrastructure on which the company is now also adding new services.
The agent centric mobile payment operation focused on reaching the massive unbanked population of Nigeria.