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Western Union, United Bank for Africa partner to spread mobile money transfer

18 JAN 2011

Global payment services provider Western Union Co. and United Bank for Africa Plc have expanded their partnership to increase the reach of their cobranded mobile money transfer platform.The Western Union Money Transfer service is now live across more than500 UBA locations in Nigeria. This adds to their existing joint offering in Burkina Faso, Guinea, Senegal and Tanzania, with Gabon and Kenya to be added in the near future, bringing Western Union’s agent network in Africa to nearly 21,000.Mobile Commerce Daily’s Dan Butcher interviewed Khaled Fellahi, senior vice president of electronic channels at Western Union, Denver. Here is what he had to say:What is the strategy behind the expansion of the Western Union and United Bank for Africa joint venture to additional countries?In Africa as in other regions, relationships with other service providers such as banks allow us to extend our network so that Western Union customers can send and receive money in more and more locations.

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