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Western Union expands network in Europe and Asia

Friday 9 September 2011 | 09:27 AM CET

Global payment services company Western Union has surpassed a milestone with connections to over 30,000 ATMs across Europe and Asia.

Through the roll-out of services through Banca Intesa Sanpaolo in Italy, Garanti Bank in Turkey, Credit Europe Bank in Russia, Romania’s Banca Transilvania , Bank of Georgia, Privat Bank in the Ukraine and Seven Bank in Japan, Western Union has expanded channels for sending and receiving money transfers online, on the phone, on mobile devices and via ATMs, in addition to the combined network of nearly 470,000 agent locations in 200 countries and territories globally.

The Western Union Money Transfer service is available to bank account holders and requires only a bank card and Personal Identification Number. Globally, 60 banks have agreed to join the Western Union electronic channel initiative by offering Western Union Account-Based Money Transfer Services (ABMT), with 30 banks currently activated.
 

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