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The Red Cross and Danish fintech company Inpay partner to reach more countries for emergency aid funding.

The Red Cross in Denmark has entered into a new partnership with fintech company, Inpay, which offers solutions for international money transfers. The agreement means that the Red Cross saves several million Danish kroner annually, which can be used directly for humanitarian work.
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Inpay’s solution is based on a tech-enabled network of global financial institutions, making it safer, faster and more cost-effective to send money internationally than it has been historically.

Transferring money abroad can often be slow, unreliable, and associated with high fees. This is also a challenge for the Red Cross, as it can take a long time and be expensive to get funds to people in need of humanitarian aid in countries in Africa, Asia, or other places where traditional international money transfers often struggle to reach.

Significant problems in these countries often correlate to difficulties in getting funds to the people who need them the most. This is why the Red Cross has sought better options to transfer money quickly, safely and at a lower cost.

The collaboration with Inpay has provided solutions to these challenges. The Red Cross can now transfer funds directly to partners much faster and less costly than before. The savings free up more funds for emergency aid, benefiting those in need. Initially, the solution includes Bangladesh and Ethiopia, with the goal of expanding the new payment solution to other countries where the Red Cross is active and traditional bank transfers struggle to reach.

“The Red Cross works in countries where regular bank transfers are not always possible. This means that it can be both expensive and challenging to get funds to some of our programs. We are pleased that with Inpay, we have found a partner that can complement our regular banking collaboration and ensure reliable, fast and low-cost transfers in local currency to places like Bangladesh, and Ethiopia. We look forward to expanding the partnership to include even more countries where regular bank transfers do not reach,” says Louise Isafold, CFO of the Red Cross.

The advantages that the Red Cross gains from the agreement are a direct result of Inpay’s innovative system, which consists of an extensive network of local banks distributed worldwide. This enables rapid transfers with significantly lower costs compared to international bank fees. Additionally, the Red Cross can pay the transferred amount in local currency, avoiding high currency exchange fees. Inpay is an authorised payment service provider in the EU and is regulated by the Danish Financial Supervisory Authority.

About the Red Cross in Denmark

The Red Cross is the world’s largest humanitarian movement, with around 16 million volunteers distributed across 192 countries. In Denmark, the Red Cross has 40,000 volunteers.

About Inpay

Inpay is a Danish cross-border payments company, connecting businesses and their customers to a global banking network that helps them thrive. Since 2008, we’ve helped financial institutions, iGaming operators, corporates, NGOs and others move money to the right places quickly, easily and securely.  

Our smart technology, innovative products, robust compliance and 200 in-house experts from 45+ countries solve the sector’s most complex challenges with an industry-leading 99% payment success rate; processing over a million transactions a month. Regulated by the Danish FSA, we’ve been recognised as Denmark’s fastest-growing company, and Europe’s 6th fastest-growing fintech, with offices in Copenhagen, London and Dubai. 

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