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Smiles Mobile Remittance (Smiles for short) has been rated the number one remittance application service in Japan. Its advanced features allow customers to instantly send money anytime, anywhere to their loved ones all over the globe.
Digital Wallet Corporation (DWC), a Japanese fintech and IT company founded by former designers and engineers of Sony Corporation who developed and managed global cloud services, launched Smiles in June 2017.
So, what’s the purpose of Smiles?
The main purpose of Smiles Mobile Remittance has been to allow migrant workers living away from their home country to easily send money to their families and/or loved ones. Smiles offers high exchange rates, charges low fees and provides a loyalty points program that enables customers to earn and use points to cover fees. DWC has given the migrants more value for their hard-earned money by way of better exchange rates and more savings through more affordable fees and use of loyalty points to pay for fees.
What’s so great about Smiles, then?
Before Smiles came to the market, DWC was told that people were not ready for a do-it-yourself, 24/7 remittance application service. DWC challenged this notion and before everyone could prepare themselves, Smiles has captured the market and became the number one mobile remittance service in Japan since then.
In addition, Smiles has conveniently allowed customers to easily add more than one beneficiary to their account. As for beneficiaries, they can either have the remitted amount credited to their bank account or receive the money at a cash pickup location accessible to them.
So, where do you start?
Smiles makes it easy for customers to remit right away. All it takes is a quick download of the Smiles Mobile Remittance app and a simple sign-up/registration.
After registering an account with Smiles, you will need to wait for approval until you can remit, but don’t worry, approval of an account takes within one business day.
Once your account is approved, you can remit right away.