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Cebuana Lhuillier, Western Union team up for open network partnership

Customers of Western Union will soon be able to send and receive money transfers in the Philippines through Cebuana Lhuillier, as the two companies have teamed up to enable transactions between their two systems.

Under the partnership, customers can transact through the 2,500 locations of Cebuana Lhuillier and send or receive money via Western Union’s global network across over 200 countries.

The service is expected to be rolled out in the coming weeks, but a specific date has yet to be announced.

“In an age when speed, reliability and convenience mean everything, we are increasing the number of touchpoints where our customers can access our services and connect with their loved ones around the world,” said Jean Claude Farah, president of the Western Union Global Network.

“We welcome Cebuana Lhuillier to the Western Union family and are proud and excited to work collaboratively to reach more customers together,” he added.

For its part, Cebuana Lhuillier said the partnership will give Filipinos access to the Western Union network which covers over 550,000 retail agent locations.

“This partnership with Western Union is a prudent step in ensuring accessibility for the millions of Filipinos around the world and in paving the way for a future-proof network with presence in almost all parts of the globe,” said Jean Henri Lhuillier, president and chief executive officer of Cebuana Lhuillier.

“We are more than thrilled to collaborate with Western Union as their company values line up perfectly with our core of facilitating financial inclusion for the underserved Filipinos and expanding our reach makes that all the more possible,” he added.