Major Moves in Mobile Money for Western Union

On Wednesday, MMW learned that The Western Union Company — a global titan in payment services — announced that United States customers using its mobile app can now pay with Apple Pay when sending money transfers originating in the United States to more than 200 countries and territories worldwide (including domestic bill payments).

The capability to pay with Apple Pay for sending money transfers through the Western Union app in the United Kingdom is planned for later this year.

“Today, 60 percent of all Western Union digital money transfer transactions globally are initiated via a mobile device1,” said Khalid Fellahi, senior vice president and general manager of Western Union Digital. “By bringing Apple Pay as a payment method in the US and later to the UK, Western Union is delivering an exceptional experience across our mobile platform, allowing our customers to conveniently and reliably move money, whenever they please.”

More information about the offering is available from Western Union online.