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WorldRemit survey reveals how OFWs celebrate Mother’s Day

Manila and London, 7 May 2019 – A new survey from the leading online international money transfer service WorldRemit reveals how Filipinos living abroad celebrate their moms on Mother’s Day.

WorldRemit money transfers to the Philippines during the week leading up to Mother’s Day increased by 13% last year, highlighting that Mother’s Day is a special time for OFWs to show their love and appreciation for their moms.  

The WorldRemit survey of customers sending money to the Philippines revealed:

    • When asked who they send money to, 62% of those who responded said they send money to their moms in Philippines.

    • When asked when they last met their mother, 43% of those who responded said they haven’t seen them for at least 2 years.

    • 99% of respondents who send money to their mothers celebrate Mother’s Day.
    • When asked how they celebrate Mother’s Day, 82% of those that responded said they send their mother money.

    • Of those respondents who send their mom money for Mother’s Day, 78% also give their mom a call and 52% also send her a gift

Last year, overseas Filipinos sent home over $33.8 billion, and Mother’s Day is an important time to connect with family by sending money home. To celebrate Mother’s Day this year, WorldRemit is offering new customers zero fees on their first transfer if they use the code MDAYWR when making payment.

WorldRemit’s app and website make sending money home as easy as sending an instant message. Filipinos living in over 50 countries, including the USA, Canada and Australia, can send money in a few taps directly from their smartphones, without having to travel and pay expensive fees at a money transfer agent. 

For recipients in the Philippines, WorldRemit offers a variety of convenient ways to receive money, including mobile money, bank deposit, cash collection at around 15,000 locations across urban and rural areas of the Philippines, and mobile airtime top-up. 

“Mother’s Day is an important time for the 10 million Filipinos living and working abroad to show their moms that they’re thinking of them,” says Michael Liu, Managing Director for Asia-Pacific at WorldRemit. “Our online money transfer service makes it easier to send money to your mom this Mother’s Day. Customers can make transfers at any time from anywhere with just a few taps on their smartphones. We also deliver notifications to you and your mom when the money has been sent and received to help you stay connected at every stage of the money transfer journey.” 

For further information on sending money to the Philippines with WorldRemit, click here.


About the WorldRemit survey

Responses were collected from a survey of 2,384 WorldRemit customers aged 18 – 50 who have sent money to the Philippines in the last six months from the USA, Australia, Canada, UK and Norway.


About WorldRemit

WorldRemit is the leading digital money transfer service that makes sending money as easy as sending an instant message. The company currently sends from 50+ countries to more than 145 receiving destinations, leading the shift to online and mobile money transfers and improving speed and convenience for users. On the sending side WorldRemit is 100% digital. For those receiving money, the company offers a wide range of options including bank deposit, cash collection, mobile airtime top-up and mobile money. Backed by Accel Partners, TCV and Leapfrog – early investors in Facebook, Netflix and Slack – WorldRemit’s headquarters are in London, UK with a global presence including offices in the United States, the Philippines, Australia, Canada, New Zealand and Singapore.  

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Ciara Spencer
Research and Communications Executive