Here is a directory of the International Money Transfers & Payments Associations in the world. Most of them are associations of Non-Bank Financial Institutions (NBFIs), Remittance Service Providers (RSPs), Money Services Businesses (MSBs), Payment Institutions (PIs), Virtual Currency Firms but also Mobile Money Network Operators (MMNOs), Payment Service Providers (PSPs) and Forex Exchange Service Providers.
The International Money Transfer & Payments Industry
The International Money Transfer & Cross-Border Payments Industry in the world in its modern form has been built on the partnerships that have been established for two or three decades (and in certain countries much longer than that) and it grew initially from the Foreign Exchange Businesses that took care of moving money around the world. After that the large movement of migrants and their need to send money home created the small, medium and large traditional companies that now serve million around the globe. Banks have played a role in the development of this industry by partnering with Money Transfer Operators (MTOs) especially in the payment side of a remittance corridor. Globalization or the increase in the need for faster and cheaper international movement of funds & payments between people and businesses (P2P, P2B, B2P and B2B) and Technology, the use of online and mobile channels to send & receive payments, plus a large number of interconnected services, whether to transfer value or information, have made this industry large and prosperous. But the heterogeneity of the industry has made it difficult for trade associations to flourish and become true representatives of the industry in their country or region. At IMTC, we are teaming with these associations to support their efforts. Some associations listed here have members that are part of the industry and that is why we highlight them.