Banco Santander is launching a new international payments service, dubbed “OnePay FX,” based on blockchain technology. The service is available to retail customers in Spain, U.K., Brazil and Poland, and will be rolled out across more countries in the coming months. The OnePay FX app is available from the App Store for iOS devices.
Banco Santander is one of the world’s largest banks with 133 million customers, 13,700 branches and 200,000 employees. With the launch of OnePay FX, Santander will become the first bank to offer a blockchain-based international payments service to retail customers in multiple countries simultaneously. The bank intends to make OnePay FX significantly faster than existing international payment services and to introduce instant international payments in other countries, besides the four countries supported at this moment, before the summer.