Winter 2022

20 21 Sep22099 Your Destination is Their Mission One company that’s committed to getting you where you need to be when you need to be there, is A Plus Taxi Services. Based in Royston, A Plus Taxi Services is our Most Trusted Airport Taxi Service Provider – Hertfordshire. Imagine you have an important flight to catch, or you’ve been waiting all year for that break. The last thing on your mind might be how you get to the airport. But the truth is, if you don’t get that part right, your whole trip could go back to the drawing board. Finding a company you can rely on to pull out all the stops and get you there on time is crucial. Luckily for the residents of Royston in Hertfordshire, they can leave things in the capable hands of A Plus Taxi Services. 13 miles southwest of Cambridge on the Greenwich Meridian line, the town of Royston dates back to Roman Britain. The original settlement sprang up around the crossing of two Roman roads. Today these roads are still important thoroughfares, linking Royston to nearby towns and villages. The A505 and the A10, that runs into the heart of London. Unsurprisingly, the town is popular for its central location and proximity to the capital and its airports. A Plus Taxi Services provides clients in Royston and surrounding areas with a taxi service they can count on, no matter how far the journey. As a local company, A Plus Taxi’s skilled drivers are knowledgeable and reliable. Company representative, Vasile Stanciu, tells us a little more about the services the company provides, “We offer airport transfers, trips in and out of London and other long-distance trips. A lot of our customers travel for business, but we also make sure holidaymakers get to and from the airport safely. As well as the longer trips, we offer a standard taxi service, executive cars and VIP packages for special occasions.” The company aims to provide great service every time. Vasile says, “We want our customers to arrive at their destination on time and in comfort. There can be a lot of stress, particularly with airport transfers, and we want to eliminate that. We're very lucky to have great employees. They’re all courteous, respectful and always helpful. They really are the nicest people.” The taxi industry has had its challenges in recent times, Vasile explains, “Having enough drivers available at the same time is not always easy, and COVID-19 only increased this challenge. We do our best to partner with the best in the industry. We help each other and work hard to make sure everyone makes it to their destination on time.” In 2022, A Plus Taxis will be working to increase the number of drivers they have available. The company is also starting its transition to electric vehicles. A final word from Vasile on receiving the award, “We would like to express our gratitude to our customers for trusting us.” Long may its success continue. Contact: Vasile Stanciu Company: A Plus Taxi Services Web Address: Aug22704 Changing the Face of Money Transfers Most Innovative Global Payments & Remittances Solutions Company 2022, Unlimited Remit, provides a low-cost, secure way of sending money across borders. Removing expensive middlemen from the transactions ensures that workers and their families benefit the most from their hard-earned cash. We speak to its CEO, Allen Bailochan Tuladhar, to find out more. Many of us will remember queueing up to send a money order. Filling out your mandate, handing over a wad of cash and then waiting and hoping that it would arrive at its destination. Sending money by this method may be a distant memory for some, but for many economic migrants, sending money back to loved ones is a regular necessity. According to the United Nations, there were almost 272 million international migrants in 2020. Statistics show that a staggering $930 billion is sent by remittance each year. According to a World Bank report, the costs of sending funds can be between 6.3 and 10.66%, equating to more than $60 billion in commission fees. One company seeking to tip the balance in favour of the consumer is Unlimited Remit. Unlimited Remit offers a digital remittance service, accessed by either phone or web app. Clients get the best exchange rates and there are no fees or hidden charges. The digital platform allows funds to reach their destination within minutes. Currently, the company accepts transfers from 25 different currencies to be received in either US Dollars, Nepalese Rupees, or Indian Rupees. As well as being a quicker and cheaper solution than many traditional routes, Unlimited Remit provides a 24/7 omnichannel support service. Unlimited Remit’s CEO, Allen, explains, “Having a fully digital solution, we are able to provide customer support through chats on the website, phone app, and via WhatsApp, Viber, Facebook Messenger, Telegram, SMS, and email. We also provide local phone support in each of our locations. The Unlimited Contact Center proactively contacts the customers if they log in and are not able to complete their transaction within five minutes.” Unlimited Remit has entities in the US, United Kingdom, Singapore, Qatar, and Nepal. Its engineering development and support teams are based in Nepal. With more than 32 years of experience in technology, including a 12-year stint at Microsoft, Allen is highly qualified to lead his team of banking, technology, finance, and customer experience professionals. He tells us, “The global remittance market was valued at $701.93 billion in 2020. It’s projected to reach $1,227.22 billion by 2030. There’s still a prevalent market for informal money transfers, known as hundi or hawala. Hopefully, ease of use, better rates, fast pay-outs and a 24/7 solution will put an end to these illegal practices in the future.” Looking to the future, Unlimited Remit hopes to expand its footprint into more countries. Contact: Allen Bailochan Tuladhar Company: Unlimited Remit Web Address: