UAE Exchange extends relationship with Western Union to United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany & Netherlands

    • Extends collaboration with Western Union, building on existing relationship and shared focus on great customer service
    • UAE Exchange has an existing relationship in the Middle East and North Africa region.

UAE Exchange, a leading global money transfer, foreign exchange and payments brand, today announced it had extended its relationship from North Africa and Middle East to Europe with Western Union, a global leader in payment services.


Customers can now access Western Union Money Transfer® services at any of the UAE Exchange branches in major city centres of United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany and Netherlands. This includes the cities of London, Leicester, Birmingham and Wolverhampton (UK); Dublin, (Ireland); Munich (Germany), and Rotterdam (Netherlands).

Mr. Lakshmi Narayanan, Regional Head – UAE Exchange Europe, said, “We are extremely glad to extend our relationship with Western Union to Europe, which is one of the major hubs for migrants to settle and remit money. We already have a long and strong relationship with Western Union in the Middle East and North Africa. The new arrangement in Europe is but a natural extension. The value and goodwill which both UAE Exchange and Western Union bring to the table is immense. I am sure customers will be happy and benefit highly with this association.”

“Our goal is to offer customers flexible, reliable and convenient ways to send and receive money around the world", said Massimiliano Alvisini, Regional Vice-President, Northern Europe, Western Union. “We are delighted to be extending our existing partnership with UAE Exchange into Europe, working with them to offer our secure, trusted and flexible methods to move money across 200 countries and territories, Direct-to-Bank to 40 countries including India, China, Nigeria, Pakistan, Australia and Japan and Direct-to-Mobile-wallet in 10 countries including Philippines, Bangladesh, Kenya, Afghanistan and Indonesia

“Working in long-term relationships with customer-focused high-quality agents like UAE Exchange is a key part of our strategy to offer consumers ever more ways to help them achieve their goals by making their money accessible wherever they need to send or receive it.”

Along with money transfer, UAE Exchange also offers foreign currency exchange, gold loans and more at its 13 branches in the UK. The remittance brand has growing operations in Ireland, Germany and Netherlands too. This partnership will further add to the plethora of services offered by UAE Exchange.

About UAE Exchange

UAE Exchange is a leading global money transfer, foreign exchange and payment solutions brand with 34 years of successful operations. It has over 750 branches across 32 countries, which makes UAE Exchange, the largest globally networked remittance brand. In Europe it has a strong presence with currently 16 branches across UK, Ireland, Germany and Netherlands. The brand offers various services like instant bank transfers, instant cash transfers, gold loans, foreign currency exchange etc. It also offers online money transfers through 

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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. As of March 31, 2014, the Western Union, Vigo and Orlandi Valuta branded services were offered through a combined network of over 500,000 agent locations in 200 countries and territories and over 100,000 ATMs. In 2013, The Western Union Company completed 242 million consumer-to-consumer transactions worldwide, moving $82 billion of principal between consumers, and 459 million business payments. For more information, visit