Our story

Kabayan Remit is the premier online money transfer platform dedicated to remittances to the Philippines in the UK, with a growing presence in Canada and the US.

With a great understanding of the Philippines and its culture, Kabayan Remit provides a unique approach to help Filipinos who work hard overseas to send money to their loved ones back home.

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Kabayan Remit celebrates 10 years of service

Your relentless support has helped us grow and achieve these milestones.

Board of Directors

Get to know Kabayan Remit's leadership.

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Simon Roberts - CEO

Simon has a BSc in Economics and Politics from the University of Bath. He is a qualified accountant with 20+ years risk management experience in the financial services sector, including underwriting to the consumer and corporate market, compliance, fraud and business planning.

Kabayan Remit Managing Director

Analiza Roberts - Managing Director

Analiza has a degree in Computer Science, with 10+ years of General Management experience in Southeast Asia and the UK. She has overall responsibility for Sales and Marketing and commercial operations, including treasury management and customer service.

Senior Management Team

Get to know the people behind Kabayan Remit.

Kabayan Remit CTO

Alexander Sommer - CTO

Alex has 15 years of leadership experience in IT management. Prior to joining Kabayan Remit, he supported startup clients in various B2B and B2C sectors, with several in fintech. He has extensive experience in solving complex IT problems, project management life cycle and executing digital marketing strategies that help companies systematically accelerate controlled and profitable growth.

James Kindon

James Kindon - Head of Compliance

James is a solicitor qualified to practise in England and Wales. He trained at a law firm in Reading and then went on to work as a corporate solicitor in London and Chicago. James left private practice to work in the compliance department of an FTSE 100 mining company in 2011 and spent the next ten years as the Head of Compliance at various organisations. He has experience in building and improving compliance programmes in both regulated and unregulated industries.

Kabayan Remit Financial Analysis Manager

Jeremias Adolfo - Financial Analysis Manager

Jeremias has a BA in Accounting and Finance and 10 years of experience in the financial services sector in the UK. He plays a key role in business planning, financial analysis and control for Kabayan Remit in the UK and North America.

Princes Manalo - Group Head of Operations

Princes has a BSc in Information Technology and a degree in Business Marketing. She joined Kabayan Remit in 2018 and is now responsible for operational and customer service activity for all regions (UK and North America) and all product lines.

Maria Elena Villanueva - Country Manager USA

Marilen has 8 years of experience managing the remittance business of a leading Philippine bank. She is a De La Salle University graduate with a major in Economics and a minor in Hotel Management.

Milestone

We would like to thank each and everyone of you for being part of our journey. Your relentless support has since helped us grow and achieve these milestones.

June 2012

Kabayan Remit was founded

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May 2014

Kabayan Remit processed first transaction

Sept 2016

Mobile App Launched

May 2017

Asenso Remit was launched in Canada

Dec 2019

Processed over US $150 million

April 2020

Rebranding of Kabayan Remit

May 2020

Kabayan Remit launched in Europe

December 2020

Almost 1.5 million transactions and over
US $700 million processed since 2014

March 2022

Asenso Remit in Canada was merged with Kabayan Remit in the UK

April 2022

Over 2.4 million transactions and nearly
US $1 billion processed since 2014

January 2024

Kabayan Remit launched in the US

Security

Sending your money safely and securely is our top priority.

Authorised & Regulated

Kabayan Remit is authorised & regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority (UK) and Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada, so you can be sure that your money will arrive safely at its destination.

24/7 Protection

We increase your financial security by continually scanning our system for unusual transactions. From time to time, we may block a transfer and contact you for additional security clearance.

Bank Level Security

Kabayan Remit uses the same 128-bit encryption and physical security used by banks. Our practices are monitored and verified by TRUSTe and VeriSign.

World Class Compliance

We use a sophisticated multi-point technique to ensure that all transactions are subject to the correct levels of Know Your Customer and regulatory checks, including the OFAC blacklist.

Find out why customers choose us

Here’s why thousands of our customers are using our service daily,

Very efficient

Jose

23rd April 2024

Fast, good in service friendly and approachable staff.

Anonymous

23rd April 2024

Fast transaction remittance. Good customer service.

Neftalie

22nd April 2024

Money transferred on time

Maria

21st April 2024

They are very helpful and kind people always ready to help us.

CATALINA

19th April 2024

Excellent transactions and very accomodating

Norafiel

19th April 2024

Convenient and reliable transaction to help OFW all over the world.

Marthny

18th April 2024

Average 4.79 stars

Reviews 20918

Our partners

Your money is safe with us. With the help of our partners, we deliver your transactions quickly and securely.

Metrobank
RCBC
BPI
Mlhuillier
Cebuana
LBC
Palawan Pawnshop
SSS