Ignorance, Infrastructure, Insanity - Talking transfers, tech and holding her own - An Interview with TransferGuru CEO and Co-Founder Shreya Hewett
Fresh from the success of her first conference - Hewett gave a speech at Oxford’s prestigious Holywell Manor Festival on the ‘The 40 billion dollar problem’ in finance - we sat down with the TransferGuru CEO to discuss the future of the project and her experiences as a woman in Fintech. Far from resting on her laurels, we found Shreya in a combative and thoughtful mood, and with plenty to say about where everything’s heading… read more
May 11, 2016
Anything you wish you knew about sending money home? Let us do the work.
Confused about corridors? Raging over remittance jargon? Or just sick of trawling the internet for hours to find a simple answer? read more
April 14, 2016
Remittance Stories: Koorosh from Iran
Welcome to Part Two of our Remittance Stories series: What do remittances mean to you? We spoke to Koorosh, from Iran, about the challenges he faced as an Iranian migrant, an international traveller and a father. read more
April 13, 2016
Remittance Stories: Abdul from Somalia
At TransferGuru we’re always going on about the importance of remittances – but there’s only one way to do it properly. Hearing from the people that use them. That’s why, following on from the success of our photo series, we’ve widened the net. We got in touch with people with interesting remittance stories and asked them to tell us what simple money transfers means to them. Now we can proudly present the first entry – Abdul, from Somalia. read more
April 4, 2016
People of India
Last week we were in Poland. This week we’re in a new country, India, to find out what people would spend the average saving of 1000 rupees on if they simply checked TransferGuru.org before they sent money home. read more
March 4, 2016
People of Poland
At TransferGuru we’re interested not just in how we can save people money, but what potential people can unlock with a little extra each month. Last week we set off for Poland and teamed up with photographer Jacob Zanczak (Instagram: @qbulrfc ) to as read more
March 1, 2016
TransferGuru hit Pinterest!
We have expanded our social media presence! read more
Feb. 22, 2016
Interview with TransferGuru Founder Omid Pakseresht – Part Three – The Team, The Project, The Future: TransferGuru
The final part of our three-part interview series with TransferGuru Founder Omid Pakseresht – stickiness, strategy and the story behind the start-up saving everyone from expensive money transfers. read more
Jan. 14, 2016
An Interview with TransferGuru Founder Omid Pakseresht - Part Two - The State of Fintech
After covering a hectic move to the UK, learning English by watching Friends and learn his trade selling biker clothing, Omid turned to his thoughts on UK fintech and the power of financial networking. An always fascinating vision of the future: Part Two of our sit-down with TransferGuru Founder Omid Pakseresht. read more
Jan. 13, 2016
An Interview with TransferGuru Founder Omid Pakseresht – Part One – The Road to TransferGuru
As part of our drive to build trust between our staff and you, the users, we sat TransferGuru founder Omid Pakseresht down for an interview about founding the company, how he got where he is and what the future is for Fintech. read more
Jan. 12, 2016
What a year ...
Last time we went home for Christmas there was no TransferGuru. read more
Dec. 24, 2015
Break it open.
Dec. 24, 2015
A Remittance Revolution, Or just business as usual? – How Fintech startups are changing the game for Sub-Saharan Africa
Remittance is a huge part of the global economy – this year it is estimated that up to 40 billion dollars worth of remittances will flow back into the African countries alone. read more
Dec. 9, 2015
How we want to help you - Thoughts on Trust, Awareness and what we’re going to do better
As part of my brief – to find interesting ways to talk about TransferGuru – I’ve put a lot of thought into why people might, or might not, choose to use a service. read more
Dec. 3, 2015
What is a Guru? — A meta-story of internet research, gurudom and a six hour twitter storm
Here at TransferGuru Towers I’ve pitched a lot of different blog topics. TransferGuru’s remit covers quite a lot and there are some great starting points — gender issues, inequality and fairness are all really important. read more
Nov. 27, 2015
Talk to us!
One month til Christmas…And we want to get giving! read more
Nov. 24, 2015
We’re expanding! You can now find us – wherever you are - from: read more
Nov. 19, 2015
Gender & Remittance Infographic
To celebrate the release of our first in-depth report into the global remittance game, we’ve put a few of the more startling finds in an easy infographic. read more
Nov. 17, 2015
The Unsung Heroes of Remittance – How does gender affect remittance flows?
There’s a growing realisation that there are some unsung heroes in the game of remittance. And it’s not just us that’s noticed it. The UN have. The World Bank have. Sociologists across the world have. Want to take a guess who we mean? read more
Nov. 12, 2015
Spotlight on India: What does Diwali look like in 2015?
Next week, more than 1 billion people around the world will be celebrating Diwali. From Hindus and Jains to Sikhs and Parsis it is one of the biggest events in the world, and one of the busiest times for sending money home. read more
Nov. 4, 2015
Thoughts of an excited co-founder: Should you compare every time?
Something amazing happened this week. A friend of mine used TransferGuru to compare the cost of sending money abroad, and reported back on how much he’d saved. Something I helped build helped someone! read more
Oct. 27, 2015
Online opinions to real progress: how quick internet reviews improve companies.
Technology has dramatically changed the processes of buying, selling and marketing. read more
Sept. 25, 2015
The price of privilege – how to bring the cost down
Diaspora is the term that refers to a large population moving away from their homeland, often without choice. read more
Sept. 1, 2015
Money makes the world go round, but high-fee MTOs won’t give it to you straight.
Money Transfer Operators are the companies through which migrant workers are able to provide for their families thousands of miles away. read more
Aug. 10, 2015
7 things Africa’s remittance super-tax could pay for
June 15, 2015
Remittance: the state of play
Remittance, sending money from a migrant person’s place of work to their home country, is the lifeblood of today’s global society. read more