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Western Union Joins Forces with Major Financial Institutions in Ukraine and CIS

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Western Union, a global leader in cross-border, cross-currency money movement and payments, is collaborating with major financial institutions in Ukraine and across the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS), to enable millions of their customers to send and receive cross-border payments through Western Union’s omni-channel network quickly, conveniently and reliably.

Expanding Western Union’s retail network across the region, the Company recently launched international money transfers through Nova Poshta, one of Ukraine’s biggest postal networks. Its non-banking financial institution, NovaPay, has a leading share of 46% of the local money transfer market1, with a total of 3,500 locations.

Customers of Monobank in Ukraine can now send money transfers globally leveraging Western Union’s retail network across more than 200 countries and territories, through the bank’s mobile app. Customers can fund their international transfer using their Monobank card, and receivers can pick-up their funds from any of Western Union’s approximately 600,000 retail locations. Monobank has seen rapid growth in the Ukrainian market; with an investment in best of class customer support, the FI today has more than 4 million online customers.

Additionally, Western Union launched international money transfers through Russia’s Sovkombank, one of the country’s top-ten financial institutions, with a customer base of 11 million and a total of 260 locations with further development in the pipeline. The company also launched international money transfers through Kazakhstan’s Jusan Bank and in Tajikistan, through the country’s International Bank and Rushdi Orien.

On the digital side, there have been three additional activations with important Financial Institutions across the region. Customers of Bank Center Credit in Kazakhstan, Kapitalbank in Uzbekistan and Unibank in Azerbaijan can now also send international money transfers through the integration of Western Union’s platform in the banks’ respective mobile apps.

“We are privileged to have already joined forces with top financial institutions and post offices across the CIS, giving millions of their customers flexibility, convenience and trust in their cross-border money transfers and payments,” said Massimiliano Alvisini, Western Union’s General Manager for CIS, Europe, and Africa. “We are constantly expanding our network across the region and integrating our global money movement capabilities to enhance the customer experience of major CIS financial institutions."

About Western Union

The Western Union Company is a global leader in cross-border, cross-currency money movement and payments. Western Union’s platform provides seamless cross-border flows and its leading global financial network bridges more than 200 countries and territories and over 130 currencies. We connect businesses, financial institutions, governments, and consumers through one of the world’s widest reaching networks, accessing billions of bank accounts, millions of digital wallets and cards, and approximately 600,000 retail locations. Western Union connects the world to bring boundless possibilities within reach. For more information, visit www.westernunion.com.


1 National Bank of Ukraine, 2020

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