INTERNATIONAL payments company WorldRemit has partnered with Philippine-based logistics and remittance services provider LBC Express for the expansion of its remittance locations in the country, it said on Tuesday.

“The partnership will allow recipients of money transfers from WorldRemit to enjoy a seamless remittance experience at more than 1,500 LBC branches across the Philippines,” WorldRemit said in an e-mailed statement.

WorldRemit currently has 29,000 cash pickup locations in the Philippines.

Its services include transfer to all major bank accounts, payments to mobile wallets, and airtime top-ups on local mobile networks.

“With an extensive network of physical locations in the Philippines, our partnership with LBC will expand access to cross-border remittance services for Filipino WorldRemit customers, further ensuring a seamless digital money transfer experience,” WorldRemit Country Director Earl Melivo said.

WorldRemit sends money to up to 130 countries and operates in more than 5,000 money transfer corridors globally. The company’s main office is in London and it has regional offices in the United States, Canada, Australia, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, the Philippines, South Africa, Somaliland, Uganda,Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Zimbabwe, and Belgium. — A.L. Balinbin