More than 100 financial institutions have joined Ripple's enterprise blockchain network, RippleNet. The newest members of RippleNet include AirWallex, Bexs Banco, Credit Agricole, Cuallix, Currencies Direct, dLocal, IFX, Krungsri, RAKBANK and TransferGo, among others.
RippleNet helps financial institutions deliver instant, on-demand, certain and low-cost global payments services to their customers, according to a statement.
- Known for providing superior payments experiences, UAE-based RAKBANK and UK-based payment providers IFX, TransferGo and Currencies Direct will use RippleNet to power instant payments into India — the largest beneficiary of retail remittances worldwide at $71bn annually.
- Blockchain-powered payments into South America will be available to RippleNet members through dLocal — the leading payment provider on the continent. dLocal specialises in payment acceptance and corporate disbursements in emerging markets, counting Uber, Godaddy, Payoneer and Tipalti among its global customers.
- Leading European bank Credit Agricole plans to improve remittance services from Switzerland — home of the largest group of French expatriates worldwide — to France.
- Brazil-based Bexs Banco, which processes cross-border e-commerce payments for more than 25 million customers, has joined RippleNet to connect with member banks in North America, Europe and Asia.
- Australia-based Airwallex will use RippleNet to process corporate payments at a highly competitive exchange rate, with low transaction fees, across the APAC region — through which 40 percent of cross-border payments are predicted to flow by 2025.
Brad Garlinghouse, CEO of Ripple, said: "Global payments are undeniably going through a sea change, led by financial institutions adopting blockchain to fix their customers' broken payments experience. Now more than 100 financial institutions are looking to Ripple as the solution to the problem. Updating their payments infrastructure with Ripple has become the equivalent of a retailer choosing to build an e-commerce business in the year 2000 — it's a no brainer."
Cuallix is the first institution worldwide to pilot XRP as a liquidity tool to lower the costs of payments from the US to Mexico; Cuallix is currently advancing its XRP pilot to commercial deployment.
- SEB has processed more than $180m in payments for a large corporate customer between Sweden and the US over RippleNet, with transactions taking just seconds to complete.
- Thai expatriates living in Japan are sending money home to their families faster than ever before, thanks to SBI Remit, Siam Commercial Bank and Ripple.
- Krungsri, a leading bank in Thailand and a member of MUFG, has successfully sent live corporate payments on behalf of a large petrochemical company located in south east Asia.