Western Union launches online money transfer in Kuwait
span style="font-size: small;">Western Union, a leader in global money transfer and payments services, in association with Aman Exchange in Kuwait, has announced the launch of the WU.com.
The transactional website in Kuwait is designed to increase money transfer options, giving customers the choice of a Western Union digital channel and the convenience of sending money any time, any day of the week.
“With over two million internet users, Kuwait is a highly digitised nation. Our new online platform will not only support market growth, but also give customers additional choice and convenience to send money around the world. We believe that when money moves, good things happen. Our passion for people and innovation continues to grow,”said Hatem Sleiman, regional vice president, Middle East, Pakistan and Afghanistan,Western Union.
To utilise WU.com services, customers can pay using any debit card issued in Kuwait. The site will then generate a code for the receiver to collect cash in more than 200 countries and territories.
“We are very pleased to collaborate with Western Union for this digital offering in Kuwait. This new channel will help further our mission to provide customers in Kuwait the advantage of transferring money 24x7 without the necessity to look for open locations. With the assurance of reliable transfers, this will make sending money a pleasant experience,” said Adel Al Muzaini, General Manager of Aman Exchange.
In line with Central Bank of Kuwait regulations, customers are required to register on the website prior to their first use of the online service, as well as to register in-person with their national ID at one of the 13 Aman Exchange locations. Once registered, Western Union My WU global loyalty programme members can receive and redeem points online using their current membership number, while those wishing to enrol in the programme can do so online as well.