From the period 2022 to 2028, the global Digital Remittance Market is expected to reach USD 39.8 Billion in terms of revenue, growing at a Compound Annual Growth Rate (CAGR) of 14.50%.
The dynamics of the Digital Remittance sector are continuously changing due to technological advancements. Digitization can provide a number of advantages, including increased efficiency, convenience, transparency, accessibility, and lower transfer costs. Over the forecast period, changing customer needs for cross-border remittances are expected to boost market growth. Customers in low and middle-income countries are increasingly accepting digital money transfer services. Furthermore, the need for Digital Remittance services is being driven by rising earnings and expanding urbanization. Cross-border remittances have a number of economic benefits, including increased financial inclusion and economic development. In the lives of migrants and their families, Digital Remittances are extremely important. Money received in migrant homes in their countries of origin accounts for over 60% of household income, which is typically spent on necessities like medication, education, food, and housing. The pandemic has proven to be a key growth factor for remittance service digitization. Customers shifting to digital solutions out of necessity, as well as the closure of money transfer agent sites due to nationwide lockdowns, all contributed to the market's rise.
Key Highlights from the Report
- On the basis of Type, the market is segmented into Inward Digital Remittance and Outward Digital Remittance. Due to the rising use of mobile payment applications for money transfers in developed nations, the Inward Digital Remittance market is expected to increase significantly over the projected period. Furthermore, Digital Remittance service providers focus on providing consumers with rapid and efficient inbound fund transfer services, resulting in the potential for the industry to grow.
- On the basis of Channel, the market is segmented into Bank Transfer, Money Transfer Operators, Online Platforms, and Others. In order to minimize transfer times, many banks throughout the world are focusing on adding technology to their remittance platforms. Furthermore, in order to get a competitive advantage, banks are increasingly adopting digital innovation. Over the forecast period, the banking channel industry is expected to develop due to the growing trend toward digitization in cross-border money transfer activity. During the COVID-19 pandemic, banks began allowing workers to request real-time access to their earnings, allowing them to meet the immediate needs of their families and themselves.
- Asia Pacific is the fastest regional segment in terms of growth. Over the projected period, regional market growth will most likely be driven by an increase in the region's use of banking and financial services. Thousands of trillions of dollars in remittances are sent from Asia Pacific citizens to colleagues, business partners, and family members in other countries every year. Cashless payments, mobile banking, and mobile-based payment solutions are all being aggressively promoted in China and India, which is helping to drive regional market growth.
Some of the key players in the Digital Remittance Market include Azimo Limited, Digital Wallet Corporation, Moneygram International Inc., NIUM PTE. Ltd., PayPal Holdings Inc., Remitly Inc., Ria Financial Services Ltd., Ripple Labs Inc., TransferGo Ltd., Western Union Holdings Inc., Wise (Earlier TransferWise Ltd.), WorldRemit Ltd. and others.
The Adoption of Digitalization is Projected to Pave the Way for Worldwide Market Growth
Digitalization and payment automation are expected to drive corporate growth. Many tech-savvy consumers throughout the world are making the switch to Digital Remittances, which is moving the industry forward. These clienteles choose Digital Remittances because of the faster transfer time. As a result of industrialization and urbanization, residents from numerous rural and semi-rural areas are flocking to urban areas. In quest for work or education, a big number of people are shifting to new places. As a result, the number of cross-border transactions has increased. Terrorist funding and money laundering, on the other hand, pose a security risk to the global Digital Remittance system, with substantial consequences for all of these acts. The way these operations are carried out tarnishes a company's reputation and puts it behind its competitors. As a result, these factors may hinder the expansion of the Digital Remittance business.
Reductions in Remittance Costs and the Time it Takes to Transmit Money
Cross-border payments have become minor in cost, quick, auditable, and open to everyone due to the usage of digital transfer networks such as mobile phone technology, mobile money, digital currencies, to send money, distributed ledgers, electronic identities, and other uses. In both sender and receiver countries, the adoption of Digital Remittance is expected to minimize reliance on cash agents, which is now contributing to the maintenance of high transaction costs. Many of the risks, stumbling blocks, and expenses connected with security are also projected to be reduced with KYC. As a result, banks and money transfer providers leverage digital technology to offer remittance services at far lower pricing than traditional over-the-counter services, resulting in greater adoption of Digital Remittance in the area.
North America is the world's largest Digital Remittance market, accounting for more than a quarter of all revenue. Many people migrate to North America in search of higher education, employment opportunities, and business opportunities. New opportunities for Digital Remittance service providers are projected to rise as the region's immigrant population grows. Furthermore, as a result of the introduction of various payment applications, the trend of speedier money transmission has gained pace in the North American market.