Thursday, 21 June 2018 11:37 GMT

Saudi Post Alinma Bank sign global remittance deal with Western Union

(MENAFN - Arab News) Saudi postal corporation and alinma bank one of the fastest growing banking institutions in saudi arabia have entered into an agreement with western union to offer western union money transfer services in the kingdo

Under the agreement remittance services will be offered through the ersal money transfer service which is the money transfer joint venture launched by saudi post and alinma bank in 2013. starting in ramadan the service will be available at 15 post office locations across the kingdom taking the number of western union locations in the country to over 20

Mohammed saleh bin taher benten president of the saudi postal corporation said: 'we are committed to strengthening our partnerships with private sector organizations to provide world-class financial services in saudi arabia including money transfer services. saudi arabia is the world's second highest remittance-sending country with over 9 million expatriate workers. our collaboration first with alinma bank to launch ersal and now with western union is part of our sustained effort to offer customers fast reliable and convenient money transfer services. with a global network and presence western union enables consumers to send and receive money around the world

Alinma bank ceo abdulmohsen al-fares said: 'with the help of our partners at saudi post and western union we will be able to strengthen our money transfer services and render rapid delivery around-the-world

Al-fares also noted that the agreement fell in line with alinma's overall strategic objectiv

Jean claude farah president of western union in the middle east africa asia pacific eastern europe and the commonwealth of independent states said: 'saudi arabia is a very important market for western union second only to the usa in terms of remittance volumes. by the end of june fifteen ersal locations will be offering our services with plans to open more locations across the kingdom in the future."

Saudi Post Alinma Bank sign global remittance deal with Western Union

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