G-Xchange, Inc. and Western Union have signed an agreement that will allow customers of both companies to experience an easier, faster, secure, and more convenient way of sending and receiving money.

Western Union’s global presence and unprecedented track record in payment services, and G-Xchange’s world class e-commerce platform enables Filipinos living and working abroad to send funds to their families in the Philippines with less security risk as beneficiaries receive their funds straight to their GCash mobile wallets instantly, wherever they may be, 24/7.

“We want to offer the best services to Filipinos abroad and their families in the Philippines. We are confident that partnering with Western Union will provide a reliable and convenient account-based money transfer platform for our customers. Two leading companies in their respective industry having the same vision of helping people and businesses move money can definitely help grow economies and realize a better world, ” said Albert Tinio, President & CEO of GXI.

“Western Union is the largest money transfer company in the whole world owning up to 30% of the entire Philippines remittances alone. We knew that our customers will truly benefit from this partnership through financial inclusion,” said Hatem Sleiman, Regional Vice President of Western Union in the Middle East and the Philippines.

With the partnership, anyone can simply go to any Western Union branch abroad or visit the company’s website www.westernunion.com/ph to send money to a GCash wallet by entering the Globe / TM mobile number and details of the beneficiary in the form provided. On the other hand, beneficiaries can access the funds by withdrawing it from the nearest ATM, or cashing out from any of over 12,000 GCash partner outlets nationwide.

GCash is an internationally-acclaimed micro payment service that transforms a mobile phone into a virtual wallet for secure, fast, and convenient money transfers. It can be used not only to send and receive money but also to purchase goods, pay bills, buy load, make a donation, among others. For more information, log in to www.globe.com.ph/gcash.

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About GXI

G-Xchange Inc. is an operating company under Globe Fintech Innovations, Inc. (Mynt), a wholly-owned financial services subsidiary of Globe Telecom. It offers GCash, an internationally acclaimed micropayment service that transforms the mobile phone into a virtual wallet for secure, fast, and convenient money transfer. GCash can be used to buy prepaid load, pay bills, send money, make donations, shop online, and even purchase goods without the need to bring any cash. For more information, please visit https://www.globe.com.ph/gcash.

About The Western Union Company

The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU) is a leader in global money-transfer services. Together with its affiliates, Orlandi Valuta and Vigo, Western Union provides consumers with fast, reliable and convenient ways to send and receive money around the world, as well as send payments and purchase money orders. It operates through a network of more than 320,000 Agent locations in over 200 countries and territories. Famous for its pioneering telegraph services, the original Western Union dates back to 1851. For more information, visit www.westernunion.com.

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