In a new partnership with BP in Australia, Western Union services will be enabled through the financial-services company’s mobile app in 302 BP stores nationwide (including 150 with digital kiosks), allowing customers to conduct international money transfers at these sites.
Western Union Asia Pacific General Manager Molly Shea says the deal offers customers a new way to send funds overseas with reliability and ease.
“From expatriates sending money for mortgage payments, international students for repaying loans, to workers for supporting families back home, consumers today are looking for different options to send money,” she said.
BP Australia Vice President of Sales and Marketing Brooke Miller said: “In today’s world, convenience is key, and providing our customers with offers that make their lives easier is at the heart of what we do.”
Western Union says its digital service in Australia contributes to more than 30 per cent of its international money transfers from this country.
The company adds that in 2016 Australians sent money to more than 200 countries and territories using Western Union digital channels as well as its 3,600 agent locations representing retail stores, travel agencies, forex houses, Australia Post offices and pharmacies.