How to send money to Colombia
4 easy steps
Nowadays when you want to send money to Colombia, there are so many companies that promise user-friendly services and great rates. But is this really true? Many times when you take a closer look, you’ll find hidden fees, long waits, and difficult to reach pick-up locations. And some companies don’t give you the option to have your recipient pick up money at a cash pick-up location at all!
You can only send it directly to a bank through a direct deposit. This is not very helpful or inclusive for the 35% of unbanked Colombians who have no access to formal financial services in Colombia, according to the Inter-American Development Bank.
Remitly is different. We are constantly thinking of ways to make your experience as fast and affordable as possible for both you and your loved ones. Sending money to Colombia with Remitly has never been easier.
Why use Remitly to send money to Colombia?
Remitly is an easier way to send money to Colombia since you can do it at any time and any place from your phone or computer. In addition, we offer excellent Colombian Peso (COP) exchange rates so your loved ones get more money. And you can send the money directly to a bank account or to one of our thousands of cash pick-up locations in Colombia. We have many partners that your recipients can receive money from such as BBVA, Grupo Éxito, Davivienda and many more. You can see a full list of all our partners in Colombia here.
When you use Remitly for the first time to send money to Colombia, you will receive a special USD to COP exchange rate so more pesos per dollar make it to your loved ones. See today’s rate here. Plus, sending with us is FREE on transfers over $600! For more details visit our page about sending money to Colombia.
Sounds great, now how do I send?
- You can download our app in the App store for iOS, on Google Play, or go to Remitly.com and create an account using your email address.
- Choose how fast you want your money to arrive and select your pick-up location or if you want to send money directly to a bank account.
- Enter the amount of money you wish to send and enter your recipient’s information.
- Push the SEND button!
Sending money to Colombia with Remitly really is that simple. Forget about high fees or long waits for your family members.
Are you ready to send? Go to Remitly and try it now!
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Largest cities and towns in Colombia
Colombia is a highly urbanized country with 77.1% of the population living in urban areas. The largest cities in the country are Bogotá, with 7,387,400 inhabitants, Medellín, with 2,382,399 inhabitants, Cali, with 2,172,527 inhabitants, and Barranquilla, with 1,205,284 inhabitants.
officially the Republic of Colombia is a country largely in the north of South America, with territories in North America. Colombia is bounded on the north by the Caribbean Sea, the northwest by Panama, the south by Ecuador and Peru, the east by Venezuela, the southeast by Brazil, and the west by the Pacific Ocean. It comprises 32 departments and the Capital District of Bogotá, the country’s largest city.
With over 50 million inhabitants Colombia is the third-most-populous country in Latin America, and the world’s third-most populous Spanish-speaking country. Its population is ethnically and linguistically diverse, with its rich multicultural heritage reflecting influences by several Amerindian civilizations, Spanish settlement, forced African labor, and immigration from Europe and the greater Middle East. Urban centres are concentrated in the Andean highlands and the Caribbean coast.
Colombia has been inhabited by indigenous peoples since at least 12,000 BCE, including the Muisca, Quimbaya, and Tairona. Spaniards arrived in 1499 and by the mid-16th century annexed part of the region, establishing the New Kingdom of Granada, with Santa Fé de Bogotá as its capital. Independence from Spain was achieved in 1819, but by 1830 the Gran Colombia Federation was dissolved, with what is now Colombia and Panama emerging as the Republic of New Granada. The new sovereign state experimented with federalism as the Granadine Confederation (1858), and then the United States of Colombia (1863), before the Republic of Colombia was finally declared in 1886. Panama seceded in 1903, leading to Colombia’s present borders. Beginning in the 1960s, the country suffered from an asymmetric low-intensity armed conflict and political violence, both of which escalated in the 1990s. Since 2005, there has been significant improvement in security, stability, and rule of law, as well as unprecedented economic growth and development.
Colombia is one of the world’s 17 megadiverse countries and has the second-highest level of biodiversity in the world.
Its territory encompasses Amazon rainforest, highlands, grasslands, and deserts, and it is the only country in South America with islands and coastlines along both the Atlantic and Pacific.
Colombia is a regional power and a transcontinental country.
It is the only NATO Global Partner in Latin America and a member of several major global and regional institutions, including the OECD,the UN, the WTO, the OAS, the Pacific Alliance, an associate member of Mercosur and other international organizations.
Colombia’s diversified economy is the third largest in South America, with macroeconomic stability and favorable long-term growth prospects.
Subsequently, it is part of the CIVETS group of leading emerging markets.