ENGLEWOOD, Colo. & ATHENS, Greece--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Western Union Company, a leader in global payment services, activated in-bound Western Union Money Transfer® service into Greece, allowing customers to receive funds into their bank accounts from family or loved ones from 31 countries across North America, Europe, CIS and Asia Pacific.
Western Union re-activated its Direct to Bank service to Greece to allow for funds to reach its population from overseas.
Western Union Money Transfers will be credited based on the agreed send value into the bank accounts of customers; but the €60 per transaction per customer per day withdrawal limits imposed by the Greek Government will continue to apply.
Western Union is seeking to expand its in-bound payout locations while also seeking to restore full service on its domestic and outbound business as soon as practicable.
“This is a tremendous breakthrough, paving the way for family and loved ones across the globe to send money to their home community, particularly during more difficult financial circumstances,” said Giovanni Angelini, Senior Vice President and General Manager for Europe at Western Union.
Western Union’s cross-border capability is a rare combination of a physical and fast-growing digital network across 200 countries and territories. Across its brands the company has over 500,000 retail agent locations across the world – from leading retailers to banks, more than 100,000 ATMs and kiosks, over 90 active Account Based Money Transfer banks, bank payout in more than 50 countries and wu.com sites in 25 countries.
Activated send countries via wu.com include:
Australia, Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK and US.
Activated send countries via Agent retail locations include:
Australia, Belgium, Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Ireland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Russia, Samoa, Singapore, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, UK and US.
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 March 31, 2015, the Western Union, Vigo and Orlandi Valuta branded services were offered through a combined network of over 500,000 agent locations in 200 countries and territories and over 100,000 ATMs and kiosks. In 2014, The Western Union Company completed 255 million consumer-to-consumer transactions worldwide, moving $85 billion of principal between consumers, and 484 million business payments. For more information, visit www.westernunion.com.