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Western Union Restores Money Transfer Services in Puerto Rico

Western Union Restores Money Transfer Services in Puerto Rico

10/07/2017

Western Union Restores Money Transfer Services in Puerto Rico

Fee-Free Transactions Enabled for Senders in Mainland U.S. and Puerto Rico

The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU), a leader in global payment services, has restored Western Union Money Transfer® services to multiple Agent locations in parts of Puerto Rico.

To support communities and families in Puerto Rico affected by Hurricane Maria, Western Union today activated $0 fee on money transfers from the U.S. mainland and within Puerto Rico to active Agent locations in Puerto Rico*. Effective immediately, for a limited time, consumers in the U.S. can send funds fee-free from a retail Agent location, or by using the promo code HELPPR on westernunion.com and the Western Union mobile app.

Western Union President and CEO, Hikmet Ersek, said, “Placing currency directly into the hands of our customers has long been a Western Union strength, empowering people to pay for necessities during everyday life, which becomes even more essential in times of natural, economic or political disasters.”

Western Union transported physical currency into Puerto Rico and held it securely until a sizeable number of Agents were ready to service the residents impacted by Hurricane Maria. Agent locations are currently open in Arecibo, Bayamon, Carolina, Mayaguez, Ponce and San Juan.

As previously communicated, the Western Union Foundation made a pledge of up to USD $80,000 to the American Red Cross in support of relief efforts in Puerto Rico. The pledge represents an initial USD $30,000 to be provided by the Western Union Foundation directly to the American Red Cross and a 2:1 match on contributions from Western Union employees around the world, up to USD $50,000.

Fee Free Donations to the American Red Cross have been activated, as well. Consumers who want to take advantage of fee-free donations through Western Union® Agent locations in the U.S. can donate directly to The American Red Cross.

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