Western Union Expands Digital Presence: WesternUnion.ru Site Launched in Russia

The Western Union Company, a provider of global payment services, has announced the launch of a new transactional web site in Russia. Western Union now has online transactional services in 24 countries, enabling consumers to send money to over 200 countries and territories worldwide.

“Western Union continues to grow its online transactional network and increase consumer access to our services worldwide,” said Khalid Fellahi, senior vice president and general manager, Western Union Digital.

Consumers in Russia can now send fast, convenient and reliable Western Union Money Transfer® transactions simply by visiting www.WesternUnion.ru. Consumers can send money to Western Union’s network of more than 500,000 Agent locations across 200 countries and territories, and receivers can opt to direct the funds into a bank account at select Western Union® account-based money transfer (ABMT) relationships. Consumers can continue to use the extensive Western Union retail Agent network across Russia to send and receive money worldwide.

The new online service in Russia was launched in cooperation with Moscomprivatbank (banking group PrivatBank). Today’s announcement extends the scope of online capabilities available to consumers in Russia as a result of the relationship.

Mr. Fellahi added, “We will continue to explore opportunities that increase speed to market for new Western Union online services around the world.”

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