Western Union expanded its global relationship with UAE Exchange, an international money transfer retailer, from North Africa and Middle East to securing retail presence in 16 major city centers in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany & Netherlands.
Fourteen UAE Exchange’s Agent locations in major cities of London, Leicester, Birmingham and Wolverhampton (UK) and Dublin, (Ireland) have been activated to service customers wishing to send money using Western Union Money Transfer® services with multi-channel pay-out options in receiving countries. Agent locations in Munich (Germany) and Rotterdam (Netherlands) will follow soon.
The services include cash-pay out in more than 200 countries and territories, Direct-to-Bank to 40 countries including India, China, Nigeria, Pakistan, Australia and Japan and Direct-to-Mobile-wallet in 10 countries including Philippines, Bangladesh, Kenya, Afghanistan and Indonesia.
Western Union services are now available at UAE Exchange’s following European customer locations: In the 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 Netherlands (Rotterdam) will open soon. Opening hours vary locally.
As of September 30, 2014, the Western Union, Vigo and Orlandi Valuta branded services were offered through a combined network of over 500,000 agent locations in 200 countries and territories and over 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.
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