Western+Union and SuperGIROS, part of the Acciones+%26amp%3B+Valores network, today announced an agreement that places Western Union’s cross-border international money movement and payments capabilities in every SuperGIROS location in Colombia.

Colombians now have more ways to send and receive money abroad

By partnering with SuperGIROS, Colombians now have over 9,800 additional locations to send and receive money to friends and family around the world. The move brings the total number of Western Union locations in Colombia to 17,000, reinforcing the company’s commitment to providing even more convenience to its customers. SuperGIROS locations offer extended opening hours, every day of the week, to help customers send and receive their funds conveniently.

“In Colombia, remittances are critically important to ensuring the health and safety of those who receive them, especially in remote communities across the country,” said Claudia Reyes, Western Union Regional Director, Colombia. “In Colombia and throughout Latin America, we continue to expand our network, provide consumers with more convenience, introduce new services and allow them to send money to their families and loved ones around the world. . We look forward to working with SuperGIROS to help bridge the gap towards full financial inclusion for all Colombians.

The Western Union / SuperGIROS alliance promotes financial inclusion

The SuperGIROS network in Colombia has expanded to 23 provinces. Together, the two companies now have a nationwide footprint that reaches into the most remote parts of the country, providing access to financial services that were lacking in the past.

“Remittances continue to be the lifeline for many Colombian families, so we need to be prepared and go even further,” said Édgar Páez, President of SuperGIROS. “With the launch of Western Union international money transfers in our 10,000 stores, we can now connect our customers with their families around the world.”

In terms of reach, Rafael Aparicio, president of Acciones & Valores, explained that the expansion plan comes with a strategy to reach new consumer segments, including parts of the population that have no no access to financial services. “As we launch this service, our main priority is to think through and evolve our relationship with the customer, meeting and exceeding their expectations in terms of receiving and sending funds.”

About Western Union

The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU) is a global leader in cross-border, cross-currency money movement and payments. Western Union’s platform provides seamless cross-border flows and its world-class global financial network connects more than 200 countries and territories and more than 130 currencies. We connect consumers, businesses, financial institutions and governments through one of the most extensive networks in the world, accessing billions of bank accounts, millions of digital wallets and cards and a vast global network of points of sale. Western Union connects the world to bring unlimited possibilities at your fingertips. For more information, visit www.westernunion.com.

About Acciones & Valores

Acciones et Valores is the oldest brokerage company in Colombia and, at over 60 years old, it has the luxury of being one of the most innovative, with products and services that bring the greatest benefits to its clients. In 2003, he diversified his activity to focus on 2 different and innovative lines. On the one hand, the traditional stock market activity of advising individuals and companies on the capital market and, on the other hand, the fund transfer activity, carried out by the world leader in international mandates. https%3A%2F%2Fwww.acciadores.com%2F

About SuperGIROS

SuperGIROS is an operator authorized to provide postal payment services. It has extensive coverage in Colombia, with over 10,000 service points. In SuperGIROS it also offers collection agreements for the payment of gas and electricity company bills, as well as payment agreements. https%3A%2F%2Fwww.supergiros.com.co%2F

See the source version on businesswire.com: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20220503005276/en/