BAMAKO, Mali-(BUSINESS WIRE)–Western Union announced today that it has resumed money transfer services for customers in Mali looking to send and receive money from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). are. The move reaffirms Western Union’s commitment to Mali and enables cross-border money transfers for customers in the country.
“We are pleased to resume our money transfer services connecting Mali to ECOWAS,” said Mohamed Touhami El Ouazani, Western Union’s regional vice president for Africa. “Money transfer is a lifeline for many, and any disruption in services can impact the lives of customers and their families. Although we have temporarily suspended our money transfer services to ECOWAS countries in Mali, we have acted quickly to responsibly resume our services soon after the nationwide ban was lifted.
Western Union international money transfers continue to be available in Mali, connecting customers to the rest of the world. The lifting of restrictions means customers can now use Western Union’s services to send money to and from Benin, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Cte d’Ivoire, The Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia and Mali and to receive. Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone and Togo.
According to 2021 figures released by the World Bank, Mali received 1.05 billion remittances – that is 5.5% of its GDP.
Western Union operates one of the world’s largest cross-border money transfer platforms, transferring money from over 200 countries and territories. The goal is to connect people from anywhere in the world so they can send and receive important support.
Western Union has been operating in Mali for more than 20 years. The Company offers international money transfers through digital and retail channels through an extensive network of agents. It will continue to focus on economic empowerment through global wealth movement, along with enabling speed, choice and efficiency for clients.
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