Visa and Western Union deepen cross-border payment partnership

Visa has announced a further 7-year agreement with Western Union, building on its existing integrations with Visa Direct in 2022 and 2019, which enabled US and European customers to send and receive funds directly to eligible Visa cardholders overseas.

Visa and Western Union deepen partnership

Under the new agreement, Western Union customers will be able to receive money from their family and friends’ eligible Visa cards and bank accounts from 40 countries across five regions.

The agreement encompasses card issuance, Western Union’s integration with Visa Direct, and value-added services delivery, including risk products.

Western Union customers will also be able to receive Visa prepaid cards in select markets, which offers an innovative solution that bridges the physical and digital world.

The companies are also developing disbursement programs for humanitarian organizations and governments to support the delivery of critical funds during a disaster.

The programs are intended to support emergency and humanitarian payouts, cross-border pension payouts, and domestic benefits and disbursement payouts.

“Customers are always looking for efficient and secure methods to send money home to support their families and loved ones,” said Malak El Baba, Vice President and Country Manager for Egypt at Visa.

“Visa’s global scale and Western Union’s digital capabilities are revolutionizing how customers send and receive funds around the world. We are proud to offer fast and efficient solutions for cross-border payments solutions to Egypt, given the noticeable contribution of remittances on the nation’s economy.”


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