The "No Transfer Fee" program to Japan is available from March 17 through April 17, 2011
The Western Union Company, a leader in global payment services, in cooperation with its Agents, has activated a limited-time "No Transfer Fee"* program for money-transfers sent to Japan from participating Agent locations around the world. The “No Transfer Fee” service will allow consumers to send money to help loved ones affected by the devastating earthquake and tsunami that rocked Japan on March 11.
The "No Transfer Fee" program to Japan will be available from March 17 through April 17, 2011, and is subject to network, service and currency availability.
Consumers sending money to Japan may visit participating Western Union Agent locations to send a money transfer to family and friends in Japan.
"Western Union stands together with its Agents and the people of Japan at this time of need,” said Hikmet Ersek, President and CEO. "Our services are an economic lifeline, and that is seldom more evident than in times of personal crisis or national emergency.”
The earthquake and tsunami damages have generated a number of challenges for businesses operating in Japan, and Western Union continues to work with its Agents toward restoring full service as quickly as possible to people in affected regions.
Earlier this week, the Western Union Foundation made a contribution to Mercy Corps in support of Peace Winds Japan, their local partner, to provide for the immediate needs of survivors, including supplying shelter, food, water, blankets and medicine.
The Foundation has also initiated a Japan Earthquake Relief Fund to match donations from Western Union employees.
*Western Union may make money on the exchange of currencies.