Apple Pay funding added to Western Union to enable mobile money transfer

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Western Union says that US customers using its mobile money transfer app can now pay with Apple Pay when sending money transfers originating in the US to more than 200 countries and territories worldwide, including domestic bill payments.

The capability to pay with Apple Pay for sending mobile money transfers through the Western Union app in the UK is planned for later this year.

The Western Union mobile money app with Apple Pay makes transferring money as simple as the touch of a finger with Touch ID.

“Today, 60% of all Western Union digital money transfer transactions globally are initiated via a mobile device,” says Khalid Fellahi, senior vice president and general manager, Western Union Digital.  “By bringing Apple Pay as a payment method in the US and later to the UK, Western Union is delivering an exceptional experience across our mobile platform, allowing our customers to conveniently and reliably move money, whenever they please.”