Western Union Certifies Ericsson's Wallet Platform for Mobile Money Transfers

 

 

 

FEB 25,2013

 

The Western Union Company, a leader in global payment services, today announced that it has certified the Ericsson Wallet Platform. With this certification, 

Ericsson can now offer its operator customers the ability to include Western Union® Mobile Money Transfers in their financial services portfolios enabling end-users to send and receive money across borders using their mobile phones.

"We're continually evolving and expanding our services—both digitally and in our Agent locations—so that we can offer even more choice and convenience to consumers," said Nick LeCuyer, vice president of strategy and distribution, Western Union Digital. "Ericsson and Western Union together offer a powerful combination of global scale and brand awareness, operator relationships, and complementary mobile expertise. Together we believe we can bring mobile financial services to more places around the globe."

Ericsson's Adam Kerr, head of M-Commerce, said: "Western Union is a leader in global payment services and now our mobile operator customers will be able to include Western Union Mobile Money Transfers in their mobile financial services portfolios. The seamless integration of the Western Union service within our Ericsson Wallet Platform is a powerful statement of intent and a direct result of the strategic alliance we announced with them at Mobile World Congress 2012."

Ericsson's M-Commerce services portfolio is designed to unlock the potential of the mobile wallet, fast-track mobile operators' time to market for deploying mobile financial services, and support the rapid adoption of m-commerce by their subscribers.

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