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Pipit charges 3.5 per cent per transaction as against an average 9 per cent for remittances.

Pipit Global, a fintech company based in Galway, has gone live with a €300,000 crowdfunding campaign ahead of plans to raise €2 million in a Series A (...)

Lisa Smith arriving at Dublin District Court in 2020. She is expected to stand trial before the non-jury Special Criminal Court in Dublin next January. Photograph: Alan Betson

A UK commission is expected to decide shortly if Irish woman Lisa Smith, accused of joining Islamic State, will be allowed to enter Northern Ireland. (...)

Counsel for the man said his client had done the wrong thing for the right reasons. File photograph: Chris Maddaloni/Collins

A Swedish citizen has been jailed for 18 months after pleading guilty to trafficking an illegal immigrant into the State. Lawyers for Farhan Abdiriza(...)

More people are shopping online, people who never did it before. Photograph: iStock

Online crime in the State jumped by half last year, as criminals moved away from traditional types of theft and robbery to attempting to defraud peopl(...)

Western Union recorded group revenues of $5.3 billion last year

A Dublin-based holding company of money transfer giant Western Union has filed a $136.2 million (€114.1 million) pretax loss for the year ending April(...)

Lisa Smith at the Criminal Courts of Justice  in Dublin on Friday. Photograph: Collins Courts

A charge of financing terrorism has been brought against Isis suspect Lisa Smith. The 38-year-old former Irish Defence Forces member from Co Louth al(...)

US president Donald Trump speaks in the Rose Garden of the White House. Photograph: Alex Brandon/AP Photo

World stocks climbed to three-month highs on Tuesday as the global coronavirus recovery effort won out over US-China tensions and the worst civil unre(...)

American actor Kirk Douglas in 1955. Photograph:  Silver Screen Collection/Hulton Archive/Getty

Kirk Douglas Born: December 9th, 1916 Died: February 5th, 2020 Kirk Douglas, one of the last surviving movie stars from Hollywood’s golden age, whose(...)

‘In a world of mobile cash transfers and blockchain, the remittance business surely cannot live in a time warp for much longer.’ File photograph: Alan Betson

To see how remittances are changing the world, visit Vila Fabril, a suburb of Anápolis, a Cork-sized city a few hours south of Brasilia. Surrounded by(...)

Nguyen Thi Phong and Pham Van Thin, mother and father of Pham Thi Tra My, who is believed to be among the 39 people found dead in a container truck in southeastern England, in their home in Can Loc district, Ha Tinh province, Vietnam. Photograph: EPA/STR

While 39 people were dying in a trailer in Essex, the fruit was rotting on the trees in Kent. Sixteen million apples have been left as a windfall for (...)

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