A Sector Snapshot of UK Remittance Market

Remittances are one of the most tangible contributions of migrants to their countries of origin and represent a growing financial flow for developing countries. Over the past few years, remittances have emerged as a key item on the global development agenda. Remittances are cross-border, person-to-person payments of relatively low value. Remittances also act as an important source of foreign exchange, which can help countries support the balance of payments. Remittance in the UK is a relatively competitive market with reliable players and participation of both banks and money transfer operators. The regulatory environment for remittance services in the UK has been geared towards encouraging competition.

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