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  • One Pay transactions tripled in six months while transactions in Spain soared 120% in one year.
  • The launch in Latin America countries will enable transfers to the United States.

Santander, a Spanish banking behemoth was among the early adopters of Ripple-powered global payments. Interestingly, the bank has reported a significant increase in transaction volume warranting a need to expand the service to other regions.

According to Cointelegraph, the bank plans to launch Ripple’s xCurrent in several Latin America countries. This follows the launch of the payment service in Spain, Brazil, Poland, and the most recent United Kingdom.

Santander wants to introduce zero-fee transfers on its xCurrent-powered FX in the Latin America countries to facilitate transfer to the United States. Notably, One Pay operates independently of XRP. A spokesperson told Cointelegraph:

“XCurrent does charge for the service. Santander is the one that does not charge fees with its solution. Santander has always used xCurrent for One Pay FX, which does not need XRP to work.”

A report published by CoinDesk says that Santander’s One Pay FX transaction volumes tripled from January 2019 to June 2019. Moreover, the transactions in Spain soared 120% in just one year by April 2019. The launch of One Pay FX in the Latin America nations date has not been communicated.