Western Union Launches Prepaid Platform in UK

Western Union, a global payment services provider, is extending its prepaid card platform to the UK with the launch of both the Western Union MasterCard Gift Card and the Western Union GoCash Service, providing consumers with convenient new ways to share money with friends and family anytime of the year.

The launch marks the first international extension of Western Union’s prepaid programme outside of the US with further expansion planned in coming months to Asia, Latin America and additional European countries.

“Western Union is a world leader in prepaid financial services, providing people with innovative, easy-to-use products and services,” said Jan Hillered, senior vice president for Europe and Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) at Western Union. “We are committed to responding to the market’s needs and that means providing prepaid products all over the world to help people take part in a global marketplace increasingly moving toward card and account-based transactions.”

As one of the leading retailers of gift cards in the UK, WHSmith is now stocking one or both products at over 500 high street and travel stores across the country.


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