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FamilyMart offers Western Union international money transfer service

Date Posted: 2012-02-10

Western Union Money Transfer Service is now available at 8,700 Family Mart Stores in Japan under a newly signed agreement.

Densan System Co Ltd, FamilyMart Co Ltd and famima.com Co eLtd,, have joined forces with the Western Union Co. to offer the service, which allows the sender to set the amount of transaction freely, without having to establish a bank account. Services will be accomplished using a multimedia device at convenience stores, a Ďfirstí in Japan.

Western Unionís international money transfer service at convenience store was developed by DSK, and famima.com undertakes the service planning and management of multimedia device FamiPort installed in FamilyMart stores. Western Union Money Transfer Services are available now to more than 437,000 Agent locations across 200 countries and territories, and will be offered via the FamiPort kiosk located at FamilyMart convenience stores.

The FamiPort kiosk international money transfer channel is the first to be activated across the Asia-Pacific region and is all designed to make it easier for consumers to access these services daily between 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at a convenient FamilyMart location. Western Union says:

・No setting up of account necessary (Pre-registration free of charge will be necessary URL: http://www.wu-moneytransfer.com/application/index.html)

・Transaction amount can be set freely by the sender (up to the maximum transferable amount of 100,000 yen)

・Service hours are 9 a.m. ~ 9 p.m. all year, excluding service maintenance periods
・FamiPort screen can be displayed in 4 languages (Japanese, English Chinese and Tagalog)

・Transfer fees are lower if sending money to the Philippines, China and South Korea for transaction amount above •50,001

・Money can be received at more than 437,000 locations, covering more than 200 countries and territories around the world within minutes.

For details and registration: visit http://www.wu-moneytransfer.com.

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