The Western Union Company and HKT Payment have signed an agreement for online global money transfers.
The collaboration will enable Tap & Go customers to use their Tap & Go mobile wallet to send money to their loved ones around the world, via the Western Union® mobile app and Westernunion.com.
Currently, customers in Hong Kong can pay for their Western Union money transfer transactions online using any credit card issued in Hong Kong.
The collaboration between HKT Payment and Western Union will provide an additional option to customers to pay via their Tap & Go mobile wallet for their money transfers on Westernunion.com and the Western Union mobile app, for seamless payout in cash at more than 525,000 Western Union Agent locations in over 200 countries and territories worldwide, or into billions of bank accounts and other wallets, where applicable.
Western Union Asia Pacific global money transfer general manager and senior vice president Molly Shea said: “At Western Union, we are pulling out all the stops to provide customers with convenient channels to send money to their loved ones.
“If a customer wants to send money via a retail location – we make it possible. If a customer wants to send money online – we make that possible too. We are committed to our customers and realize their needs are evolving, and we are evolving with them.”
“We are delighted to be able to extend our service offerings to customers in Hong Kong and provide them with multiple options to choose from, to pay for their transactions online and send money to their families back home. We are very pleased that our collaboration with Tap & Go will help deliver on our shared commitment to making the lives of customers easier,” added Shea.
HKT Financial Services head Monita Leung said: “To better service our customers and to meet the increasing demand for various uses of mobile wallet in Hong Kong, we are delighted to collaborate with Western Union and extend our service offering for customers to send money to their families and friends located in countries around the world.
“Sending money overseas in different currencies can be made easily with the Tap & Go mobile wallet. The service will be welcome by all residents in Hong Kong. Together with other payment and instant peer-to-peer transfer functions, Tap & Go mobile wallet brings ultimate convenience when it comes to paying and managing household expenses.”
The Western Union Company is a global leader in cross-border, cross-currency money movement. Our omnichannel platform connects the digital and physical worlds and makes it possible for consumers and businesses to send and receive money and make payments with speed, ease, and reliability.
As of September 30, 2018, our network included over 550,000 retail agent locations offering Western Union, Vigo or Orlandi Valuta branded services in more than 200 countries and territories, with the capability to send money to billions of accounts.
Source: Company Press Release