OANDA and Western Union Business Solutions Team Up on Cross-Border Money Transfer
San Francisco – May 17, 2017
OANDA, one of the world’s largest providers of multi-asset trading services and foreign exchange solutions for individuals and businesses, today announced that it has teamed up with Western Union Business Solutions to deliver a new cross-border money transfer solution, OANDA Money Transfer.
Directly accessible through the OANDA website and its world trusted online currency converter, the cross-border money transfer service allows customers to efficiently set up an account, send money in over 130 currencies and to 170 countries and territories.
Available on desktop and mobile, the application provides 24/7 access to real-time rates for personal and business FX transactions. OANDA customers will also have the ability to set up market alerts to be notified when a preferred market rate becomes available.
The service has officially launched in the US, Canada, Australia, and the UK, and will be expanding to additional countries in the near future.
Vatsa Narasimha, OANDA CEO, commented: “We are thrilled to be working with one of the most trusted names in the business to bring our customers and visitors a fast, reliable money transfer solution in a time of unprecedented challenges in foreign exchange.”
The arrangement brings together two of the financial industry’s most influential providers of foreign exchange and fund transfer services at a time when payments and transfers are increasingly being executed across borders and in multiple currencies.
Kerry Agiasotis, Chief Payments Officer for Western Union added “We are excited about our alliance with OANDA, which brings together two powerhouses in the foreign exchange and international payments space to help OANDA empower their clients with a solution that marries our cutting-edge global payments platform with OANDA’s legacy, reputation and proven FX capability.”
A global leader in online multi-asset trading services, OANDA combines award-winning technology and institutional-grade execution across a wide range of asset classes, enabling clients to trade global market indices, commodities, treasuries, precious metals and currencies on one of the world’s fastest platforms. The company also offers OANDA Rates™, a corporate solution that helps the world’s leading audit firms, taxation authorities and MNCs mitigate currency risk, improve efficiencies and optimize working capital. Established in 1996, OANDA has offices in the world’s most active financial markets including New York, London, Singapore, Tokyo, Toronto and Sydney and is fully regulated by six major authorities.
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OANDA Corporation is headquartered at 185 Berry Street, Suite 4700, San Francisco, CA, USA, 94107.
About Western Union Business Solutions
Western Union Business Solutions enables companies of all sizes to send and receive international payments and manage global cash flow, creating unique solutions tailored to suit their individual needs. It is a business unit of The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU), a leading nonbank provider of cross border payments. Clients are supported by a network of trading offices, strategic banking relationships and a global clearing network and can send cross-border foreign exchange payments in more than 130 currencies.
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