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Migrants matter - 250 million migrants support a billion people and are an engine of economic growth globally – yet migrant banking is broken.

rise is Re-imagining banking for migrants, bringing essential financial services from their home and host country on one platform.

Putting migrants in charge of their finances – seamlessly.



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rise works with regulated financial institutions to bring a range of financial products which put the migrant in control of their finances and help them grow.


Everyone matters

We started rise with a simple mission – to put migrants in control of their finances.

Migrants send upto 90% of their income back to their families and have no control on how this money is spent. Legacy financial services have focused on reducing the cost of remittances and the time it takes to move the money.

But we believe, even if free, remitting 90% of your income is the most expensive thing a migrant can do -giving up control of their hard earned income.

We are building a better way and are backed by some of the best investors to help migrants grow.



Padmini is a natural leader. A former banker, now social entrepreneur, she works tirelessly to improve the lives and aspirations of millions of service workers in the Middle East. An advisor and supporter of several start-ups, she was invited to be a World Economic Forum Global Leadership Fellow. Her 12-year banking career involved developing and later managing a large portfolio of start-up and high growth businesses. Her community outreach efforts allowed her to become active in policy development and community development efforts, including bringing unbanked clients into the banking system. She is an Oxford Graduate and with 2 US SBA Best Banker Awards under her belt.

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