MoneyGram Partners with Japanese Fintech Firm to Launch Digital Payments

MoneyGram | January 12, 2022

MoneyGram International, Inc., a global leader in digital P2P payments, announced a strategic partnership with Digital Wallet Corporation. Smiles Mobile Remittance (Smiles) is Japan’s most popular mobile money transfer service and digital wallet. The partnership has been introduced for consumers in Japan as they can use the Smiles mobile app powered by MoneyGram’s global payment platform to transfer money to more than 200 countries and territories globally.

MoneyGram has served in fintech and has grown to serve approximately 150 million consumers worldwide over the past five years. MoneyGram has always focused on mobilizing money with a purpose-driven strategy. It has practiced the service by initiating innovative fintech solutions, which is why it has earned the most strategic position in delivering customer-centric capabilities. 

In this partnership, Alex Holmes, MoneyGram Chairman and CEO, says, "Partnering with leading fintech companies, which is a critical component of our strategy, and we are thrilled to open our unique, global platform to one of the world's fastest-growing fintech companies. "An increasing number of companies are looking to leverage our core capabilities to add services and scale quickly, and we continue to remain excited about increasing payment volumes through our network and creating meaningful processing revenue in the years ahead."

Digital Wallet Corporation is delighted to partner with MoneyGram in the rapidly-growing, international money transfer and payments market in Japan. We believe the best way to reach and help our customers is to collaborate with the respected MoneyGram brand and global network. Digital Wallet is looking forward to a successful strategic partnership with MoneyGram."

Eiji Miyakawa, Digital Wallet Corporation President & CEO


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