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This article was published on April 15, 2014


TransferWise lands on Android to help you transfer money to friends and family anywhere

TransferWise lands on Android to help you transfer money to friends and family anywhere
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Paul Sawers was a reporter with The Next Web in various roles from May 2011 to November 2014. Follow Paul on Twitter: @psawers or check h Paul Sawers was a reporter with The Next Web in various roles from May 2011 to November 2014. Follow Paul on Twitter: @psawers or check him out on Google+.

TransferWise, the London-based startup that wants to make transferring money between currencies effortless and inexpensive, has finally launched a native Android app.

TransferWise is a peer-to-peer service that sidesteps bank fees and lets you switch money directly to users in other countries. Though it has previously had an app available on Google Play, it was actually just a shortcut to its website and lacked any real ‘native’ functionality. Today’s news comes six months after it rolled out a version for iPhone-users.

The free app is compatible with Android 2.3+, and lets you transfer money to anyone, anywhere in the world.

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In the three years since launch, the company claims to have transferred more than £1 billion of customers’ money. There has been an eightfold increase in transfers since last May, when PayPal co-founder Peter Thiel led a $6 million investment round with Valar Ventures.

➤  TransferWise | Google Play