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Cuentas offers app-based cross border money transfers with Western Union

Source: Cuentas

Cuentas, a leading fintech provider of mobile banking, digital wallet and payment solutions serving Hispanic and Latino communities, has integrated Western Union's domestic and international money transfer capabilities into the Cuentas mobile banking app.

Cuentas customers can now send money to 200 countries and territories via the Cuentas mobile app. Leveraging Western Union’s leading global cross-border, cross-currency platform, Cuentas customers can conveniently move money to friends and family almost anywhere across the world using the Cuentas mobile app. Once sent, receivers can pick up their remittance in cash at any Western Union retail location.

WU and Cuentas Bridge Digital and Retail Money Transfer Worlds for Latino Community
The agreement harnesses the power of Western Union’s vast omnichannel cross-border money transfer capabilities with Cuentas’ convenient mobile banking and payments app for the Hispanic and Latino communities. Together, both companies now offer the ability to send money across electronic and retail channels, while providing a superior customer experience from the time money is sent to when it is received.

“Remittances to Mexico hit an all-time high in 2021, with more than $4 billion sent from the U.S. to Mexico each month - the single largest flow of remittances in the world,” said Cuentas CEO Jeff Johnson. “With the integration of Western Union into the Cuentas mobile banking app, our customers now have an easy and affordable way to send money not only to Mexico but worldwide as well.”

“Cuentas’ mission to increase its customers’ access to digital and traditional financial services meshes perfectly with Western Union’s ability to provide efficient and convenient cross-border money transfer capabilities,” said Molly Shea, head of Western Union’s North America business. “By offering our powerful platform and network to third parties, we are reaching more customers, connecting families and communities, and improving lives through financial inclusion.”

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