ENGLEWOOD, (BSW) –The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU), a global leader in payment services, has expanded its global relationship with UAE Exchange, an international money transfer retailer, from North Africa and the Middle East to ensure its retail presence in 16 major city centers in the UK, Ireland, Germany and the Netherlands.
Fourteen UAE Exchange branches in the main cities of London, Leicester, Birmingham and Wolverhampton (UK) and Dublin (Ireland) have been activated to serve customers wishing to send money using the transfer services of Union money with multi-channel payment options when receiving countries. Agent locations in Munich (Germany) and Rotterdam (Netherlands) will follow soon.
Services include cash payment in over 200 countries and territories, direct bank payment in 40 countries including India, China, Nigeria, Pakistan, Australia and Japan, and direct wallet to mobile in 10 countries, including the Philippines and Bangladesh. , Kenya, Afghanistan and Indonesia
‘Through our expanded relationship with UAE Exchange, our retail presence in 16 major European cities expands our customers’ flexibility in sending cash and choice to facilitate convenient multi-channel payment options based on recipient preferences , either in cash, in a bank account or mobile wallet depending on the country of the recipient,” said Giovanni Angelini, senior vice president and general manager of the European Union.
“Expanding our relationship with UAE Exchange, a leading international money transfer retailer, to Europe has helped facilitate our goal of providing customers with flexible, reliable and convenient ways to send and receive money all over the world,” he said.
“Building on our long-term relationships with high-quality, client-focused agents such as UAE Exchange is a key part of our strategy to provide consumers with ever more ways to help them achieve their goals in striving to make our services accessible wherever they need to send or receive money,” he said.
Mr. Lakshmi Narayanan, Regional Director – UAE Exchange Europe, said, “We are extremely pleased with the expansion of our relationship with Western Union. Most importantly, it gives European customers access to Western Union’s global connectivity and multi-channel choice.
“Europe is an important hub for international migration with high demand for international money transfer services for family and loved ones across the globe. European collaboration is a natural extension of our long and strong existing relationship with Western Union in the Middle East and North Africa.
The value and goodwill that UAE Exchange and Western Union bring to the table is immense. We are confident that customers will be satisfied and will greatly benefit from this association. »
Note to editors:
Western Union services are now available at the following UAE Exchange European customer sites: UK (London – Whitechapel; East Ham; Ilford; Manor Park; Forest Gate; Walthamstow; Southall; Croydon; Wembley; Soho Square); (Leicester); (Wolverhampton); (Birmingham). In the Republic of Ireland (Dublin – Tallaght). Germany (Munich) and the Netherlands (Rotterdam) will open soon. Hours of operation vary locally.
About Western Union
The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU) is a global leader in payment services. With its Vigo, Orlandi Valuta, Pago Facil and Western Union Business Solutions branded payment services, Western Union offers consumers and businesses fast, reliable and convenient ways to send and receive money around the world, send payments and buy money orders. As of September 30, 2014, Western Union, Vigo and Orlandi Valuta branded services were offered through a combined network of more than 500,000 branches in 200 countries and territories and more than 100,000 ATMs and kiosks. In 2013, The Western Union Company completed 242 million consumer-to-consumer transactions worldwide, moving $82 billion of principal between consumers and 459 million business payments. For more information, visit www.westernunion.com.