Western Union Expands Initial Test Service from the United States to Cuba
- Pilot program now includes more than 4,400 retail locations across all 50 United States
Digital service now available over WesternUnion.com or
the Western Unionmobile app
- Money can be received electronically into accounts at three major Cuban banks
The initial test phase of the pilot program, launched on
Currently, customers can send money from the
To process transactions to
Funds can be received into bank accounts and debit cards only. Service is limited to consumer money transfers only.
U.S.customers can remit up to USD2,000.00per transaction by presenting valid government-issued identification.
Money will be available for receipt same day if sent prior to Noon
U.S.Eastern Time. Remittances sent after Noon U.S.Eastern Time will be available the next business day.
Service is available to receivers with Carnet de Identidad IDs and bank and/or debit card accounts at the following banks in
Cuba: Banco Popular de Ahorro, Banco Metropolitano S.A.and Banco de Credito y Comercio(Bandec).
Customers cannot send funds to their own MLC bank accounts/debit cards in
Deposits are available in
U.S.dollar currency only, which has the same equivalency to the Cuban Moneda Libremente Convertible (MLC).
The company has plans to expand the program further this year.
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