A customer at a money transfer point that offers money transfer services through Wari and other transfer companies in Dakar, Senegal
London – WorldRemit, a British money- transfer operator, sees revenue from transactions involving Africans doubling by 2020 as more people on the continent access mobile-payment platforms and expatriates send cash home.

The seven-year-old company, in which Facebook-backer Accel Partners invested $40 million (R526.5 million) in 2014, will open a regional office in South Africa this year.

South Africa is its largest market on the continent in terms of money-transfer value, founder and chief executive Ismail Ahmed said in an interview.

Another site will start operating in Kenya, where the London-based business sees Africa’s highest number of individual transactions.

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“In the next two years we should be doubling our volume every year,” Ahmed said in Kenya’s capital, Nairobi.