To utilise WU.com services, customers can pay using any debit card issued in Kuwait. The site will then generate a code for the receiver to collect cash in more than 200 countries and territories.
Hatem Sleiman, regional vice president, Middle East, Pakistan and Afghanistan,Western Union said, “With over two million internet users, Kuwait is a highly digitised nation. Our new online platform will not only support market growth, but also give customers additional choice and convenience to send money around the world. We believe that when money moves, good things happen. Our passion for people and innovation continues to grow.”
In line with Central Bank of Kuwait regulations, customers are required to register on www.westernunion.com/kw prior to the first use of the online service, as well as to register in-person with their national ID at one of the 13 Aman Exchange locations. Once registered, Western Union My WU global loyalty programme members can receive and redeem points online using their current membership number, while those wishing to enrol in the programme can do so online as well.
Adel Al Muzaini, General Manager of Aman Exchange added, “We are very pleased to collaborate with Western Union for this digital offering in Kuwait. This new channel will help further our mission to provide customers in Kuwait the advantage of transferring money 24x7 without the necessity to look for open locations. With the assurance of reliable transfers, this will make sending money a pleasant experience.”