National Bank of Egypt and LuLu International Exchange Connect Through RippleInternet to Elevate Remittance Experience into Egypt


Today, we’re excited to announce our partnership with the National Bank of Egypt (NBE), the North African nation’s largest financial institution. Through Ripple’s world funds community RippleInternet, NBE has linked with the UAE-based monetary service supplier LuLu International Exchange – a part of the LuLu Financial Group – to course of cross-border funds from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to Egypt.

With a big diaspora employed overseas within the Gulf states – together with the UAE – Egypt acquired $24 billion in remittances in 2020 alone, making it one of many high 5 remittance recipients globally after India, China, Mexico and the Philippines.

Remittances are very important for the nations that obtain them and these funds play a big function in a rustic’s gross home product. Money despatched residence to household and mates assist to pay for a large number of requirements – starting from training to meals, to buying their very own residence or beginning their very own enterprise. 

Yet, the inherent friction within the present world funds infrastructure causes cross-border remittances to be pricey and sluggish. Through this partnership, NBE and LuLu Exchange look to raise the cross-border remittance expertise into Egypt to be cheaper, faster and extra dependable. 

“Egypt ranks amongst the top five countries worldwide in terms of remittances received from its overseas expatriate communities. Given the important role remittances play in the Egyptian economy, the National Bank of Egypt is continuously aiming to develop and enhance the infrastructure which pertains to this line of business,” stated Hesham Elsafty, Group Head for Financial Institutions and International Financial Services at NBE.

”NBE’s partnership with Ripple will assist to enhance total effectivity by enabling NBE to ascertain new alliances throughout wider markets with lowered value and faster integration time. We are very excited to announce our new partnership with Ripple and Lulu which we imagine will contribute to an extra acceleration of the Egypt-UAE remittances hall’,’ added Elsafty.  

“Our partnership with Ripple and NBE reaffirms our commitment to enhance the payments ecosystem of the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region through meaningful collaboration and suitable adoption of technology,” stated Adeeb Ahamed, Managing Director of LuLu Financial Group. “By unlocking the full potential of the UAE-Egypt corridor, the partnership will help deliver a reliable, seamless and accessible cross-border payments solution for the Egyptian community and businesses in the UAE.”

“The ability to send and receive money quickly, reliably and inexpensively today plays a larger role than ever before,” stated Navin Gupta, Managing Director of South Asia and MENA. “Ripple is proud to partner with NBE and LuLu Exchange to bolster the MENA region’s financial infrastructure and provide a frictionless cross-border payments experience for the Egyptian community.”

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