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African Remittance Company Joins Forces with Western Union

Local money transfer company, Mama Money has joined forces with cross-currency money movement and payments company, Western Union. The partnership enables Mama Money customers to send money to their loved ones around the world via Western Union’s Global Network. “When...

Kenya: Major telecoms firm nominated for Global Mobile Awards

M-Pesa Global, Safaricom’s money transfer platform, has been nominated for the prestigious Global Mobile Awards. The service, which was launched last November, allows all M-PESA users to send money anywhere across the world. In partnership with Western Union, M-PESA global...

Western Union, TerraPay to expand payout options to mobile wallets across Africa

Western Union cross-border, cross-currency money movement, has announced an alliance with TerraPay to enable mobile wallet and bank account payout. The alliance further expands upon Western Union's account payout network for sending remittances directly into customers' mobile wallets across...

WorldRemit calls on regulators to block Western Union’s MoneyGram acquisition

WorldRemit founder and CEO, Ismail Ahmed, has commented on the potential acquisition of MoneyGram by its largest competitor - Western Union. According to reports by Bloomberg and Reuters, Western Union is in talks to acquire its rival, MoneyGram. According to...

Social media is transforming money transfers to Africa

A new World Bank Development Research Group Report released in August, sponsored by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, shows that digital payments and remittances are playing a key role in increasing financial inclusion throughout the developing world and...

Western Union, KCB Group launch money transfer service

Western Union, a global leader in payment services and Kenya Commercial Bank (KCB) Group has announced the launch of Account Based Money Transfer service (ABMT) for its customers in Kenya allowing them to receive cash from more than 200 countries around...

Western Union and MTN sign mobile money partnership

Western Union and the MTN Group today announced the launch of a mobile money transfer service in Uganda enabling MTN customers to send and receive money via their mobile phones. This service was announced at a press conference today in...

Vodacom Tanzania makes money transfers easier

Vodacom Tanzania has launched a mobile version of money-transfer company Western Union to all their M-Pesa clients, which will allow them to send and receive money from anywhere in the world. At the moment, M-Pesa clients can only transact...

Are you South Africa’s most globally connected individual?

Western Union is celebrating its 160th anniversary by launching a hunt for the most networked person in the world. To celebrate this unique status, Western Union is calling for South Africa’s most globally connected individuals to step forward and take...

M-PESA goes global

Safaricom M-PESA subscribers in Kenya can now receive money transferred directly to their mobile wallets from Western Union consumers in 45 countries and territories. There are more than 80,000 Western Union Agent locations worldwide, in addition to their U.K.-based...
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