ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--()--The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU), a leader in global payments, today announced an agreement with Triton Management Group, Inc. to offer Western Union® global money transfer and money order services, as well as Western Union general-purpose reloadable cards, across more than 100 Always Money branded locations in Mississippi, Alabama and South Carolina.
“Our new relationship with Western Union enhances the great variety of financial services already offered at Always Money”
Award-winning1 Western Union MoneyWiseTM Prepaid MasterCard® and Gold Card Prepaid MasterCard cards will be available across the Always Money locations in the three states. Select locations will also carry the co-branded Western Union Telemundo® and mun2® general-purpose reloadable MasterCard® prepaid cards.
“Our new relationship with Western Union enhances the great variety of financial services already offered at Always Money,” said Always Money Founder and CEO Frank Evans. “Our commitment to providing exceptional customer service combined with the quality of Western Union is a winning combination that will further help us meet customers’ wide variety of financial needs.”
With over 30 years in business, Triton Management Group, Inc. is a privately owned specialty financial services company serving people who have limited access to credit from banks and other traditional sources of credit. Triton Management Group, Inc. is based in Montgomery, Alabama.
Victoria López-Negrete, senior vice president and general manager, North America, Western Union, added, “We are combining our traditional strengths – a globally recognized brand and retail presence in 200 countries – with online capabilities, prepaid cards, mobile services and cross-border payments to meet the needs of today’s consumers, who require more financial services options. These options help create financial inclusion for underserved consumers and small businesses. Our agreement with Triton Management is part of Western Union's strategy to extend our brand and product offering to a broader array of consumers.”
For more information on Western Union services, visit www.westernunion.com.
About Triton Management Group, Inc.
Triton Management Group, Inc., is a privately owned specialty financial services company that fully complies with Best Practices of The Community Financial Services Association of America (CFSA), including providing full disclosure to customers, complying with all state and federal laws, advertising truthfully, encouraging and promoting consumer responsibility and championing other specifications to help regulate the industry. For more information, call 855-GO-ALWAYS or visit www.AlwaysMoney.com.
About Western Union
The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU) is a leader in global payment services. Together with its Vigo, Orlandi Valuta, Pago Facil and Western Union Business Solutions branded payment services, Western Union provides consumers and businesses with fast, reliable and convenient ways to send and receive money around the world, to send payments and to purchase money orders. As of June 30, 2012, the Western Union, Vigo and Orlandi Valuta branded services were offered through a combined network of approximately 510,000 agent locations in 200 countries and territories. In 2011, The Western Union Company completed 226 million consumer-to-consumer transactions worldwide, moving $81 billion of principal between consumers, and 425 million business payments. For more information, visit www.westernunion.com.
1. Best-in-Category awards at the 7th annual Prepaid Expo, March 2012. Prepaid information provider Paybefore selected the Western Union MoneyWise Prepaid MasterCard as its best overall general-purpose reloadable (GPR) program and the Western Union Gold Card Prepaid MasterCard as the winner for Best Consumer Value.