Western Union to enable government Payments in Haiti

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Bridging gap in Haiti

The Western Union Company has announced plans to help bridge gap between government payments that need to be disbursed and the people who receive them in Haiti.

Initially, the Western Union service will enable parents with school-age children, university students and senior citizens to access government and emergency payments at more than 600 Western Union Agent locations across Haiti. Future plans may include offering a wider array of pay-out options including: bank accounts, mobile phones or prepaid cards.

Hikmet Ersek, President and CEO of Western Union said: “The introduction of our service in Haiti will help facilitate government payments supporting social programs across the country, and is part of our business strategy to harness the power of our global money transfer platform. Our multi-channel and multi-product offerings can help create economic growth opportunities for consumers and businesses, and ultimately, nations in many parts of the world.”

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