Pouch.ph launches Send Globally feature to ease money transfers from the Philippines to US banks

 Pouch, the first lightning payment operator in the Philippines, introduces its latest app feature ‘Send Globally’ to facilitate instant, low-cost, and safe money transfers from the Philippines to any bank account in the United States.

Pouch’s customers, including expats in the Philippines, are now able to send Philippine peso to the US via Pouch’s Send Globally feature. The funds will be paid out as U.S. dollars to the recipient’s US bank account.

“We strive to improve cross-border payments and make digital finance more inclusive for all. Enabling Send Globally for Pouch customers is a part of this. With Send Globally there is no need to go to a physical bank branch to send from the Philippines to US bank accounts. Pouch.ph is accessible to Filipinos from all backgrounds,” said Pouch CEO Ethan Rose.

Pouch strives to offer its users a combination of affordability and security in their transactions with its Send Globally transactions intending to take only 0 to 3 days instead of weeks, decreased risk of payment delays due to intermediaries, and competitive rates.

Both local businesses and individual users can now use Send Globally to transfer a minimum of $1 up to a maximum of $1,000. Pouch plans to support transactions above the limit in the near future.

“This collaboration represents a significant milestone in our mission to provide seamless, affordable, and secure cross-border payment solutions to Filipinos. By leveraging the Bitcoin Lightning Network, and Send Globally, we can facilitate fast and cheap transactions, making our users send money with ease,” Ethan Rose said.

Pouch said it intends to continue to expand into more markets and leverage integrations with international partners to provide better payment services to communities across the globe.

Pouch’s feature enabling ‘Send Globally’ is available in the latest version of Pouch.ph app which is available on Google Play and Apple Store.


Founded in 2021, Pouch.ph built the first lightning wallet for the Philippines so that Filipinos can have access to faster, cheaper, and more globally connected digital payments.

Send and receive payments across borders via the Bitcoin lightning network. Pouch.ph is also partnered with global digital payments like Strike, CoinCorner, and NeutronPay to enable overseas Filipino workers to send money to the Philippines instantly and with lower fees.

Bitcoin’s Lightning Network is a world-changing technology that boosts financial inclusion and the efficiency of cross-border payments. Pouch.ph is connecting the Philippine economy with the Lightning Network to ensure that Filipinos can seamlessly operate on this new payment standard.

For more information, visit the website https://pouch.ph.

There are many ways to send and receive money via the Pouch app:

Via Send Globally:

  1. Download the Pouch.ph app and sign up

  2. Tap “Send Globally”

  3. Tap “United States”

  4. Enter your recipient’s name and bank account number

  5. Enter Amount (in Php)

  6. Confirm the exchange rate

  7. Funds arrive in the US bank account


  1. Tap Send

  2. Choose “Lightning”, “Bank Transfer”, or “Scan/Paste”

  3. Enter your recipient details or scan/paste a lightning QR code


  1. Tap Receive

  2. Choose “Create Invoice”, or “Bank Deposit”

  3. Enter an amount and optional memo and get a one-time use QR code to share.