Apple Pay support comes to Western Union mobile money transfers

Western Union Company announced this week that U.S. customers using its mobile app can now pay with Apple Pay when sending money transfers, including domestic bill payments, from the U.S. to more than 200 countries and territories worldwide.

Western Union said in a press release that the capability will be available to consumers in the U.K. later this year. 

"Today, 60 percent of all Western Union digital money transfer transactions globally are initiated via a mobile device," Khalid Fellahi, senior vice president and general manager of Western Union Digital, said in a statement. "By bringing Apple Pay as a payment method in the U.S. and later to the U.K., Western Union is delivering an exceptional experience across our mobile platform, allowing our customers to conveniently and reliably move money whenever they please."


Topics: In-App Payments, Money Transfer / P2P


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