Market Overview

Western Union Services Integrated in ecoPayz Online Wallet


ecoAccount online wallet holders can now top up funds using Western
Union's global digital or retail network, and can send Western Union®
international or domestic money transfers from the U.K. This has been
made possible following successful integration of Western Union's
money-movement functionalities within ecoPayz' platform.

The integration paves the way for a new class of online payment
processors to join the global Agent network of the Western Union Company
(NYSE:WU), a leader in cross-border, cross-currency money movement.
ecoPayz branded products are offered by PSI-Pay
, a global provider of instant, secure and convenient payment
services to customers and businesses, which becomes Western Union's
first U.K.-based online wallet Agent.

ecoPayz customers can now top up funds online via or the Western
Union mobile app
where available, or use Western Union's retail
Agent network in more than 150 countries and territories. In addition,
customers in the U.K. can seamlessly send domestic or international
money transfers from their ecoAccounts into billions of bank accounts or
for payout in cash in more than 150 countries and territories.

"Western Union is integrating our core business functionalities with
third parties and their platforms to unlock new growth," said Odilon
Almeida, Western Union President, Global Money Transfer. "Our scale and
omni-channel money transfer capability make it easy to integrate digital
or cash money movement in today's evolving digital financial ecosystem,
allowing a greater universe of customers to be included, regardless of
their digital or cash preferences."

"We welcome ecoPayz and their customers to our global network. It is the
first time we have enabled a non-bank online wallet provider in the U.K.
to access the convenience of Western Union's unique model of digital or
cash in or out, 24/7, and this is a new beginning," he said.

Plans are afoot to broaden Western Union services to ecoPayz' mobile app
as well as enable the worldwide community to send money globally, a
feature activated only in the U.K.

"We are excited to be collaborating with Western Union and introducing
additional services to customers that will enable them to have more
flexibility within their ecoAccount," said Jonathan Amrani, Operations
Director, PSI-Pay Ltd. "By accessing Western Union's network, customers
have access to hundreds of thousands of locations around the world, and
this provides us with an excellent platform to grow and reach new

Nearly one-third of banking customers (29.4 per cent) globally are using
products and services from non-traditional firms, according to the 2017
World Retail Banking Report
authored by Capgemini,
a global consultancy, technology and outsourcing firm, and the European
Financial Management & Marketing Association (EFMA)

About Western Union
The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) is
a global leader in cross-border, cross-currency money movement. Our
omnichannel platform connects the digital and physical worlds and makes
it possible for consumers and businesses to send and receive money and
make payments with speed, ease, and reliability. As of March 31, 2018,
our network included over 550,000 retail Agent locations offering
Western Union, Vigo or Orlandi Valuta branded services in more than 200
countries and territories, with the capability to send money to billions
of accounts. Additionally,, our fastest growing channel
in 2017, is available in more than 40 countries to move money around the
world. In 2017, we moved over $300 billion in principal in nearly 130
currencies and processed 32 transactions every second across all our
services. With our global reach, Western Union moves money for better,
connecting family, friends and businesses to enable financial inclusion
and support economic growth. For more information, visit

About PSI-Pay Ltd
PSI-Pay is an authorised e-Money
Institution regulated by the U.K. Financial Conduct Authority to issue
e-money, payment instruments and related products and services. PSI-Pay
is a Principal Issuing Member of Visa and Mastercard Worldwide and is
licensed to issue debit, prepaid and virtual payment cards with
contactless programs and devices throughout the EEA.

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