Send money to the Philippines from the USA

Get an amazing rate when you send money with Pomelo. Say goodbye to transfer fees and the hassle of cash pickup.

NOW AVAILABLE FOR A LIMITED TIME

$1 =65

Applies to first $500 spent in 45 days for new customers. Rate applies to PHP transactions where Mastercard is accepted. Rates subject to change. See Terms and Conditions.

Never pay transfer fees again

 FX RateFee
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⭐️55.34
⭐️$0
Remitly53.81$3.99
MoneyGram 55.10$4.99

Goodbye cash pickups

Say goodbye to the hassle of cash pickups and banks that are offline.

Where’s my money?

Never wonder where your money is. It never leaves until you pay the bill.

Ready for emergencies

The Pomelo Card™ makes money ready 24/7 so you are ready for life’s surprises.

Pomelo Card + Pomelo App = 
Pomelo Power

We've reinvented money transfer using the power of credit. Apply now to send a Pomelo Mastercard™ to anyone, anywhere in the Philippines. They can spend it anytime, anywhere Mastercard is accepted. Send now, pay later, zero APR.


With the Pomelo App, you have full control. Decide how much credit to share with each person. Pause at any time. Monitor every transaction. Pay it once a month, even put it on autopay.

How it works

Pomelo is a Family Plan for sharing credit internationally. You are the primary cardholder. You can invite up to 3 authorized users. Each will get their own card, designed with ❤️ in San Francisco, delivered to the Philippines 🇵🇭 in 10 days or less.

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How to get started:

1. Apply

To apply, you must be 18 years or older and have an SSN. Depending on your credit history, you may be required to place a security deposit by connecting your bank.

2. Invite

Add up to 3 authorized cardholders in the Philippines. They will need a smartphone and a valid ID (see list of accepted IDs). Your account won't be activated until at least one beneficiary completes their set-up!

3. Spend

🇵🇭 Cards arrive in 10 days or less after you approve your beneficiary. 🇺🇸 You get a card too. They spend in the Philippines, you pay off the balance monthly.

Our Partners

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In The Press

Frenkiel came up with the idea when visiting his wife’s family in the Philippines. “Why can’t I just leave a card with my family instead of sending cash every month?” Frenkiel recalled.

Tech entrepreneur, recent Henderson transplant launching new venture

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Fox 5

With the funding in place and after several months in private beta, Pomelo is officially launching with its first corridor to the Philippines.

Pomelo raises $20m to combine credit and international money transfers

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Finextra

Pomelo has raised a $20 million seed round led by Keith Rabois at Founders Fund and Kevin Hartz at A* Capital, with participation from Afore Capital, Xfund, Josh Buckley and The Chainsmokers.

Pomelo exits stealth mode with $20M seed to rethink international money transfer

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TechCrunch

...because the payments run via credit rails, the fees are paid by merchants via interchange and daily foreign exchange rates. This eliminates transfer fees, which can add up to 6%.

Pomelo Launches Family Credit Cards to Combine Credit and International Money Transfer

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Finovate

Christine Rockwell, a Las Vegas Asian Chamber of Commerce board member, said “…this is, I think, truly groundbreaking.”

Vegas-based startup aims to make sending money abroad easier

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Las Vegas Review-Journal

With Pomelo, transfer times are essentially instantaneous, and Pomelo takes no fees from customers beyond the lowest exchange rate spread in the industry.

Fee-Free Pomelo App and Card for Remittances Help Users Build Credit When They Send Money Back Home

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CardRates.com

Frenkiel came up with the idea when visiting his wife’s family in the Philippines. “Why can’t I just leave a card with my family instead of sending cash every month?” Frenkiel recalled.

Tech entrepreneur, recent Henderson transplant launching new venture

Author logo

Fox 5

With the funding in place and after several months in private beta, Pomelo is officially launching with its first corridor to the Philippines.

Pomelo raises $20m to combine credit and international money transfers

Author logo

Finextra

Pomelo has raised a $20 million seed round led by Keith Rabois at Founders Fund and Kevin Hartz at A* Capital, with participation from Afore Capital, Xfund, Josh Buckley and The Chainsmokers.

Pomelo exits stealth mode with $20M seed to rethink international money transfer

Author logo

TechCrunch

...because the payments run via credit rails, the fees are paid by merchants via interchange and daily foreign exchange rates. This eliminates transfer fees, which can add up to 6%.

Pomelo Launches Family Credit Cards to Combine Credit and International Money Transfer

Author logo

Finovate

Christine Rockwell, a Las Vegas Asian Chamber of Commerce board member, said “…this is, I think, truly groundbreaking.”

Vegas-based startup aims to make sending money abroad easier

Author logo

Las Vegas Review-Journal

With Pomelo, transfer times are essentially instantaneous, and Pomelo takes no fees from customers beyond the lowest exchange rate spread in the industry.

Fee-Free Pomelo App and Card for Remittances Help Users Build Credit When They Send Money Back Home

Author logo

CardRates.com

Frenkiel came up with the idea when visiting his wife’s family in the Philippines. “Why can’t I just leave a card with my family instead of sending cash every month?” Frenkiel recalled.

Tech entrepreneur, recent Henderson transplant launching new venture

Author logo

Fox 5

With the funding in place and after several months in private beta, Pomelo is officially launching with its first corridor to the Philippines.

Pomelo raises $20m to combine credit and international money transfers

Author logo

Finextra

Pomelo has raised a $20 million seed round led by Keith Rabois at Founders Fund and Kevin Hartz at A* Capital, with participation from Afore Capital, Xfund, Josh Buckley and The Chainsmokers.

Pomelo exits stealth mode with $20M seed to rethink international money transfer

Author logo

TechCrunch

...because the payments run via credit rails, the fees are paid by merchants via interchange and daily foreign exchange rates. This eliminates transfer fees, which can add up to 6%.

Pomelo Launches Family Credit Cards to Combine Credit and International Money Transfer

Author logo

Finovate

Christine Rockwell, a Las Vegas Asian Chamber of Commerce board member, said “…this is, I think, truly groundbreaking.”

Vegas-based startup aims to make sending money abroad easier

Author logo

Las Vegas Review-Journal

With Pomelo, transfer times are essentially instantaneous, and Pomelo takes no fees from customers beyond the lowest exchange rate spread in the industry.

Fee-Free Pomelo App and Card for Remittances Help Users Build Credit When They Send Money Back Home

Author logo

CardRates.com

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