Western Union Tawarkan Transfer Uang Tanpa Biaya ke Jepang

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo., 18 Maret 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-AsiaNet/ —

Western Union Company (NYSE: WU), pemimpin dalam jasa pembayaran global,
bekerjasama dengan Agen-agennya, telah mengaktifkan program waktu terbatas
“Tanpa Biaya Transfer”* untuk transfer uang yang dikirim ke Jepang dari lokasi
Agen-agen yang berpartisipasi di seluruh dunia . Layanan “Tanpa Biaya Transfer”
akan memungkinkan konsumen mengirimkan uang untuk membantu orang-orang tercinta
yang terkena dampak gempa bumi dahsyat dan tsunami yang mengguncang Jepang pada
tanggal 11 Maret.

Program “Tanpa Biaya Transfer” untuk Jepang akan tersedia 17 Maret sampai
17 April 2011, dan tergantung jaringan, layanan serta ketersediaan mata uang.

Konsumen yang mengirim uang ke Jepang dapat mengunjungi lokasi Agen
Western Union(R) yang berpartisipasi untuk mentransfer uang kepada keluarga dan
teman-teman di Jepang atau dapat melakukannya secara online di
http://www.westernunion.com.

“Western Union bekerjasama dengan Agen-agennya dan rakyat Jepang pada masa
kritis ini,” kata Hikmet Ersek, Presiden dan CEO. “Layanan kami membantu
ekonomi, dan yang jarang lebih jelas daripada pada saat krisis pribadi atau
darurat nasional.”

Kerusakan akibat gempa bumi dan tsunami telah menimbulkan sejumlah
tantangan bagi perusahaan yang beroperasi di Jepang, dan Western Union terus
bekerjasama dengan Agen-agennya ke arah pemulihan layanan penuh secepat mungkin
untuk orang-orang di daerah yang terkena dampak. Di Jepang, konsumen dapat
menghubungi Hotline bebas pulsa 0034-800-400-733 atau kunjungi
http://www.westernunion.co.jp untuk mendapatkan pembaruan mengenai jam-jam
operasi lokasi Agen Western Union di seluruh negeri.

Awal pekan ini, Yayasan Western Union memberi kontribusi kepada Mercy
Corps dalam mendukung Peace Winds Jepang, mitra lokalnya, guna menyediakan
kebutuhan korban gempa yang selamat, termasuk penyediaan tempat tinggal,
makanan, air, selimut dan obat-obatan.

Selain itu, Western Union telah mengaktifkan rekening khusus yang
memungkinkan konsumen di AS mendukung upaya bantuan korban bencana di Jepang.
Konsumen dapat menyumbang kepada Mercy Corps dengan mengirimkan uang tanpa
biaya menggunakan layanan Western Union(R) Quick Collect(R) (kode kota: Japan
Relief, CO) melalui lokasi Agen-agen Western Union yang berpartisipasi.
Konsumen juga bisa online di http://www.westernunion.com untuk menyumbangkan
dan mendukung upaya bantuan korban bencana Jepang.

Yayasan ini juga telah memulai Dana Bantuan Korban Gempa Bumi Jepang yang
mencocokkan sumbangan dari karyawan Western Union.

* Western Union dapat menghasilkan uang dalam pertukaran mata uang.

Tentang Western Union

Western Union Company (NYSE: WU) adalah pemimpin dalam layanan pembayaran
global. Bersama dengan jasa pembayaran bermerek Vigo, Orlandi Valuta, Pago
Facil dan Western Union Business Solutionsnya, Western Union memberi konsumen
dan perusahaan cara cepat, handal dan nyaman untuk mengirim dan menerima uang
di seluruh dunia, untuk mengirim pembayaran dan memperoleh pesanan uang.
Layanan bermerek Western Union, Vigo dan Orlandi Valuta ditawarkan melalui
jaringan gabungan 445.000 lokasi Agen di 200 negara dan wilayah. Pada tahun
2010, Western Union Company menyelesaikan 214 juta transaksi antar konsumen di
seluruh dunia, memindahkan uang pokok US$76 miliar antara konsumen, dan 405
juta pembayaran bisnis. Untuk informasi lebih lanjut, kunjungi
http://www.westernunion.com.

SUMBER: Western Union Company

Western Union Offers No Fee Money Transfers to Japan

ENGLEWOOD, Colo., Mar. 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-Asia-AsiaNet/ —

     The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU), a leader in global payment services, in cooperation with its Agents, has activated a limited-time “No Transfer Fee”* program for money-transfers sent to Japan from participating Agent locations around the world.  The “No Transfer Fee” service will allow consumers to send money to help loved ones affected by the devastating earthquake and tsunami that rocked Japan on March 11.

     The “No Transfer Fee” program to Japan will be available March 17 through April 17, 2011, and is subject to network, service and currency availability.

     Consumers sending money to Japan may visit participating Western Union(R) Agent locations to send a money transfer to family and friends in Japan or may do so online at http://www.westernunion.com .

     “Western Union stands together with its Agents and the people of Japan at this time of need,” said Hikmet Ersek, President and CEO.  “Our services are an economic lifeline, and that is seldom more evident than in times of personal crisis or national emergency.”

     The earthquake and tsunami damages have generated a number of challenges for businesses operating in Japan, and Western Union continues to work with its Agents toward restoring full service as quickly as possible to people in affected regions. In Japan, consumers can call the toll free hotline 0034-800-400-733 or check http://www.westernunion.co.jp to obtain updates on operating hours of Western Union Agent locations across the country.

     Earlier this week, the Western Union Foundation made a contribution to Mercy Corps in support of Peace Winds Japan, their local partner, to provide for the immediate needs of survivors, including supplying shelter, food, water, blankets and medicine.

     Additionally, Western Union has activated a special account to enable U.S. consumers to support Japan disaster-relief efforts.  Consumers can donate to Mercy Corps by sending a no-fee money transfer using the Western Union(R) Quick Collect(R) service (code city: Japan Relief, CO) through a participating Western Union Agent location.  Consumers can also go online at http://www.westernunion.com to donate and support Japan disaster relief efforts.

     The Foundation also has initiated a Japan Earthquake Relief Fund to match donations from Western Union employees.

     *Western Union may make money on the exchange of currencies.

     About Western Union

     The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU) is a leader in global payment services. Together with its Vigo, Orlandi Valuta, Pago Facil and Western Union Business Solutions-branded payment services, Western Union provides consumers and businesses with fast, reliable and convenient ways to send and receive money around the world, to send payments and to purchase money orders. The Western Union, Vigo and Orlandi Valuta-branded services are offered through a combined network of 445,000 Agent locations in 200 countries and territories. In 2010, The Western Union Company completed 214 million consumer-to-consumer transactions worldwide, moving US$76 billion of principal between consumers, and 405 million business payments. For more information, visit http://www.westernunion.com .

     SOURCE:  The Western Union Company