Send Remittance via Western Union in Hawaii, receive via G-Cash in the Philippines

by Ka Edong on August 6, 2008

I was very excited to read the full page advertisements of Globe and Western Union’s remittance partnership. They finally piloted the service in Hawaii.

To recall, a few months ago, Smart, Globe and Western Union that they would pilot the GSM initiative for mobile money transfer. Now Globe pulled it off. Yey!

I better find a relative over at Hawaii, somebody to send me some money to test out the service 😉 .
Good excuse to ask for money, don’t you think? Urmmmmm … angkel, adda kwarta yo’d ta?

Excerpts from Inquirer.net:

Globe Telecom opens remittance service in Hawaii

By Lawrence Casiraya
INQUIRER.net
First Posted 16:46:00 07/29/2008

MANILA, Philippines — Globe Telecom announced a partnership with Western Union that allows Filipinos in Hawaii to send remittances to the Philippines via the former’s GCASH service.

Under the partnership, Filipinos can send remittances from Western Union sites found in Foodland stores in the islands of Oahu, Maui, Kauai and Big Island. A fee of $4.50 is charged per $100 remittances or less.

Receiving parties in the Philippines will be notified via SMS and can then encash remittances through Globe centers and other authorized GCASH outlets.

According to the Hawaii Filipino Chronicle, a weekly newspaper for Filipino residents and businesses in Hawaii, there are more than 168,000 Filipinos at present living in Hawaii, comprising more than 15 percent of the total population.

Globe and Western Union announced a partnership in January aimed at providing remittance services via GCASH for Filipinos abroad.

The partnership targets low-principal but high-volume transactions typical in countries that have high concentration of overseas Filipino workers.

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