Western Union and EnStream have said that the Western Union international money transfer service is available through the Zoompass Mobile Wallet Application for Canadian mobile users.
In September, the two companies entered into strategic alliance to enable 23 million Canadian mobile subscribers to send Western Union Money Transfer transactions from their mobile phones to over 200 countries and territories globally, through the Zoompass Wallet.
EnStream, a mobile-commerce joint venture company owned by Bell Canada, Rogers Communications and TELUS Corp, created the Zoompass Mobile Wallet to provide Canadians with a convenient way to transact using digital currency, payment cards and other credentials accessible through a mobile device.
The Zoompass Wallet application allows Canadians to send, receive and request digital currency domestically.
According to the Western Union, once the Money Transfer transaction has been initiated through Zoompass, the recipient can pick up the funds in cash at a participating Western Union Agent location. Subscribers of mobile operators with whom Western Union has launched the Mobile Money Transfer service can also have funds delivered directly to their phones’ Mobile Wallet accounts.
The service is currently available on networks in 27 countries, including Smart Communications and Globe Telecom in the Philippines, M-PESA in Kenya and Safaricom in the UK.