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Why people are using money transfer apps to save time


If you’re sending money to your family every month, chances are you’ve spent a lot of time at the local branch of your money transfer agent. Long lines can be common around payday, so you may spend up to 20 minutes filling out your forms and waiting in line. Well, money transfer apps may help cut that time down!

Form Free!

Most money transfers require filling out forms. It is only natural that companies want to ensure all the information you’re providing is accurate. But filling out forms can be time-consuming. Money transfer apps let you fill out all your transfer information directly on your smartphone, eliminating the need for filling out paperwork! This can help reduce the time it takes to complete a transfer and gives the agent quick and easy access to your information.

Remember Who’s Important

Most people send money to the same person every month, whether it be a child, spouse, parent or relative. To make transfers quicker and easier, money transfer apps let you store the information of the people you love so that you can set up the next transfer in a few taps.

Control & Privacy

Filling out forms can mean room for error – names, addresses, telephone numbers – there is a chance we might make a mistake, or something gets input incorrectly. To make sure your information is accurate, you can update the information directly on the money transfer app instead. You’ll also have more privacy since you can update the information right from your smartphone. These small items can make the difference between a transfer taking five minutes or 15 minutes.

Where to Go

Money transfer apps can also help you locate your nearest branch. This can be especially helpful if you’re on the go or if you’re not sure which branch is open at a given time or day of the week.

Although we generally think of apps as entertainment, the right money transfer app can save you significant amount of time and help make your life just a little bit easier.


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