Western Union has announced the launch of its Mobile Money Transfer service in El Salvador, enabling customers around the world to send remittances to subscribers of Tigo’s mobile money service. Earlier this year, Western Union and Tigo, a subsidiary of Luxembourg’s Millicom International Cellular (MIC), announced the availability of the service in Paraguay, and the companies plan to roll it out to customers in Honduras and Guatemala in the coming months. The service allows Western Union Money Transfer transactions to be sent directly to Tigo Money subscribers for receipt on their mobile phones. ‘Western Union is leading the way in bringing international remittances to mobile subscribers around the globe and is pleased to announce the availability of our Mobile Money Transfer service in El Salvador,’ said Gregg Marshall, Western Union’s global head of Mobile Sales and Business Development, adding: ‘We have a vast global network of agent locations, experience in moving money across borders, and our relationships with some of the world’s most successful operators so we’re well positioned to introduce people to cross-border financial services and unlock new economic opportunities for them.’
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