Western Union has plans to extend its money
transfer service in the international retail banking network of one
of the largest financial services groups in Europe, Societe
Generale, in new countries across Europe – excluding France – and
CIS, Africa and Asia Pacific.

Societe Generale International Retail Banking
already offers Western Union services in more than 2,500 locations
across 25 countries. Societe Generale and Western Union came
together for the Western Union Money Transfer agreement for the
first time in 1998.

CEO and president of Western Union, Hikmet
Ersek, said, “We’re looking forward to combining our strengths in
Asia Pacific and the Commonwealth of Independent States. This
renewal, and more importantly, the extension of our relationship
into more countries, builds on our past success and global
infrastructure.”  

Head of international retail banking at
Societe Generale, Jean-Louis Mattei, said that the renewing the
global agreement with Western Union will allow Societe Generale to
“expand our relationship to more markets”.