MoneyGram Joining Forces with Lebara to Offer International Money Transfers on Mobile Devices
DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun. 10, 2013--
(NASDAQ:MGI), a leading global money transfer company, today announced
an agreement with Lebara
Mobile, one of Europe’s leading mobile telecoms operators, to offer
MoneyGram transfer services over the Lebara Money mobile and web
MoneyGram’s money transfer platform is now integrated within the Lebara
Money iPhone and Android mobile payment platform solutions and the Lebara
Money website, enabling customers in the United Kingdom -- and soon,
in Spain, the Netherlands, France, Germany, Denmark and Switzerland --
to send international transfers from a mobile phone to more than 320,000
MoneyGram locations in 198 countries worldwide.
By downloading the Lebara
Money iPhone or Android apps from the iTunes and Android stores, or
visiting Lebara Money online, Lebara customers can directly connect to
MoneyGram’s convenient and secure mobile remittance services global
network. The money transfer services can be used 24 hours a day, seven
days a week.
“We’re excited about the opportunity to provide our European customers
with easily accessible transfer services though Lebara’s smart phone
apps,” said Carl Scheible, executive vice president, Europe, Africa and
Emerging Channels, MoneyGram. “Our agreement gets us yet another step
closer to our goal of linking with fast and reliable mobile and web
services that give our customers even more flexibility when sending
money to loved ones nearby or overseas.”
and MoneyGram signed a multi-year contract for the United Kingdom,
Spain, the Netherlands, France, Germany, Denmark, and Switzerland.
Money services will help provide a global consumer audience with
funds transfer options.
“The new Lebara
Money cross-border mobile money transfer service, easily accessible
with a smart phone, enables our customers to make reliable, peer-to-peer
money transfers in the house, the workplace or while out and about,”
said Lebara CEO, David Moffatt. “MoneyGram is a trusted company for
consumers and Lebara
Mobile is excited to be joining forces to offer a compelling Mobile
Money transfer service for our customers. It’s a win-win.”
For more information, visit lebara-money.com.
MoneyGram, a leading money transfer company, enables consumers who are
not fully served by traditional financial institutions to meet their
financial needs. MoneyGram offers bill payment services in the United
States and Canada and money transfer services worldwide through a global
network of more than 321,000 agent locations – including retailers,
international post offices and financial institutions – in 198 countries
and territories. To learn more about money transfer or bill payment at
an agent location or online, please visit moneygram.com
or connect with us on Facebook.
Lebara is one of Europe’s leading mobile telecoms operators, enhancing
the lives of ethnic and migrant communities by providing high quality
and low cost mobile products and services. Lebara provides Pay As You Go
mobile SIM cards and related products and services customised to serve
the international communities in seven European countries as well as
Australia. In March 2011, Lebara expanded its services by launching
Lebara Money in the UK, a simple and secure MasterCard® prepaid card,
offering highly competitive exchange rates and no transfer fees for
customers wishing to send money abroad.
Mike Gutierrez, 214-303-9923