Toronto, Ontario (August 31, 2016) – Goldmoney Inc. (TSX:XAU), a financial technology company operating a global, 100%-reserved gold-based financial network, today introduced a new closed-loop network integration that enables instant gold redemption and expedites direct-to-bank value settlement for 87 countries and 44 currencies, accelerating global commercial transactions and supporting small business growth. Goldmoney Personal and Business users can now redeem gold balances to supported local currencies instantly and receive value settlement denominated in local currencies within 48 hours for a fee of only one percent.
“We’re continuously strengthening our partnerships and improving the functionality of the Goldmoney network making it one of the most efficient methods for global transactions. With this new integration, we’re making personal and business global gold payments and redemptions faster and easier than ever before,” said Darrell MacMullin, CEO, Goldmoney Personal and Business. “International wire transfers can take up to one week, imposing unnecessary delays on person-to-person transfers, impeding cash flow and delaying small business growth. By using vaulted gold bullion for universal and efficient payments, Goldmoney Personal and Goldmoney Business users in eligible countries can instantly receive payments in gold and redeem to supported currencies at any time. Direct-to-bank settlements of redeemed value are completed in under 48 hours—and in some cases, within minutes.”
Direct-to-Bank Redemption Availability and Associated Settlement Times
|Country||Personal||Business1||Settlement Time||Supported Currency|
|Burkina Faso||√||√||Next Day||CFA|
|Colombia||√||Within Minutes to Hours||COP|
|Costa Rica||√||Same Day||CRC|
|Czech Republic||√||√||Next Day||EUR|
|Dominican Rep.||√||Within Minutes to Hours||DOP|
|Ecuador||√||Within Minutes to Hours||USD|
|El Salvador||√||Within Minutes to Hours||USD|
|French Guiana||√||√||Next Day||EUR|
|Guatemala||√||Within Minutes to Hours||GTQ|
|Guinea||√||√||Within Minutes to Hours||GMT|
|Guinea Bissau||√||√||Next Day||XOF|
|India||√||√||Within Minutes to Hours||INR|
|Ivory Coast||√||√||Next Day||XOF|
|Mexico||√||Within Minutes to Hours||MXN|
|Nepal||√||Within Minutes to Hours||NPR|
|Nigeria||√||√||Within Minutes to Hours||NGN|
|Pakistan||√||√||Within Minutes to Hours||PKR|
|Peru||√||Within Minutes to Hours||PEN|
|Philippines||√||√||Within Minutes to Hours||PHP|
|Russia||√||Within Minutes to Hours||RUB|
|Sri Lanka||√||Same Day||LKR|
|St Kitts & Nevis||√||√||Same Day||XCD|
|Trinidad & Tobago||√||√||Same Day||TTD|
|United Kingdom||√||√||Next Day||GBP|
1Only Goldmoney Business account holders may redeem to a business bank account.
About Goldmoney Inc.
Goldmoney Inc. (TSX:XAU) is a mission-driven financial technology company that operates the world’s largest 100%-reserved gold-based savings and payments network. Goldmoney® provides financial services as a trusted third-party, combining the unique attributes of gold with technology-driven innovation. Through Goldmoney Personal and Goldmoney Business, anyone with internet access can buy, sell, transfer, earn, or redeem physical allocated gold on the network. Goldmoney Wealth offers bespoke precious metals custody and wealth services, trading and execution, card services, tax-free retirement accounts and independent research to high net worth individual investors and institutions. Goldmoney Inc. has more than 1.22 million user signups from more than 150 countries and $1.85 billion in client assets under administration (as at August 30, 2016). Together, Goldmoney Personal and Business are regulated as a Dealer in Precious Metals by the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada. Goldmoney Wealth is regulated as a Money Services Business by the Jersey Financial Services Commission. For more information about Goldmoney, visit goldmoney.com.
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