Western Union Offers Reduced Pricing to Countries Most Impacted by Asia Tsunamis

Monday 10 January 2005 14:09 CET | News

Western Union Financial Services, Inc. announced a special price on money transfers sent to Indonesia, Malaysia, Maldives, Sri Lanka, Thailand and the effected areas of India including Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Andaman Nicobar Islands and Pondicherry.

From January 10 through February 10, 2005, Western Union Money Transfer service fees from the United States to the impacted region will be reduced to US$7.00*. Western Union will offer comparable rates to the impacted region in other currencies around the globe. In addition, the Foundation has agreed to match all donations made directly to the Foundation by First Data/Western Union employees to the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies. Similar programs are in place for Western Union agents. These programs were implemented as an incentive to employees and agents to participate through the Foundation. First Data and Western Union strongly encourages consumers to thoroughly research any charitable organization prior to making a monetary donation to ensure that it is a legitimate business. The Western Union Money Transfer service continues to be available in many areas that were effected by the tsunamis. To inquire about availability and the nearest Western Union agent location, consumers can call: U.S. 800-325-6000 Asia Pacific (61) 2 9226 9555 Latin America (011) 303-224-4284 Europe, Middle East and Africa (32) 2 639 7869

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