Remitly: The Best Way for Seafarers to Send Money Online

Good news to all the Seafarers who are working on cruise ships!

There’s a new and better way to send money to your loved ones in the Philippines and it’s with Remitly!

You don’t need to wait in long lines, pay high transfer fees, and sacrifice on low exchange rates. With Remitly, you can maximize your money’s worth because of its great exchange rates.

How to Sign up with Remitly? 

  1. Prepare the following requirements:
    • Cruise ship ID
    • Copy of passport
    • Debit card with US billing address
  2. Go to, enter your email address and nominate a password to create an account with Remitly.
  3. Upload your Cruise Ship ID and a copy of your Passport
  4. Select the Cruise Ship Company where you’re working for

Once your Remitly account is created, you can now start sending money using your prepaid debit card.

Real-Time Status Updates

After you send money through Remitly, the reference number, delivery date and time will be sent directly to your recipient through their real-time status updates.

How to Claim or Receive Remitly Remittance?

Your remittance money will be deposited into your bank accounts in the Philippines such as BPI, BDO, and Metrobank.

Your recipients or beneficiaries in the Philippines can also pick up your remittance in over 10,000 pickup locations, including:

  • Cebuana Lhuiller
  • ML Kwarta Padala
  • SM Mall
  • Globe Outlets

Why send money through Remitly? 

1. Better Exchange Rates

Compared to other remittance services, Remitly offers higher exchange rates.

As of today, USD 1 is equivalent to PHP 50.69, but look at the exchange rates of Remitly as of 2PM today, Philippine Time, September 25, 2017:

  • Remitly First Time: PHP 54.00
  • Remitly Everyday: PHP 49.38
  • Xoom: PHP 49.36

If you’re a first-time Remitly user or customer, the exchange rate is a whopping PHP 54 for every USD 1.

Note: As the exchange rates change from time to time, please check the Remitly website for updated rates before sending or receiving money.

2. Low Transfer Fees 

With Remitly, it’s only $3.99 for EXPRESS transfers which will only take minutes to send your remittance.

Or, if your recipients are willing to wait, you don’t have to pay anything or pay $0 for Remitly’s ECONOMY 3-day transfers. Isn’t that amazing?

3. Safe and Secure

Remitly is a Money Services Business registered with the US Department of Treasury and licensed in several states as a money transmitter.

How to send money with Remitly?

First, you need to Create Your Account. To do this, just to go to, enter your email address and create a password.

To send money, sign in to your Remitly Account, then enter all the required information for your money remittance transaction including the country, amount of money to send, preferred delivery speed, recipient’s bank, and your recipient’s information.

Make sure all the information are correct to avoid any issues. Click here for more info about Remitly.


More and more Filipinos abroad are using Remitly to send money to their loved ones back home. So, if you want to save on fees and if you want your recipients in the Philippines to receive more through Remitly’s higher exchange rates, then you should try Remitly now!

Click here to read: Why Remitly is the Cheapest Way to Send Money to the Philippines from the USA

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