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There’s such a thing as a free lunch, says Western Union

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On the cold and windy Monday after Valentine’s Day, Señor Sisig’s intrepid food truck was a vision in bright jeepney colors, parked in front of the tech and appliance store, Best Buy morning. Western Union continued the “love” by offering free lunch to those who came by Best Buy.

Posted: February 19th, 2014 in Latest Business Stories,Remittance | Read More »

Remittance firm offers no-pay-until-received deal

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A global online money transfer provider assured Filipino remitters who send money using their bank accounts that “no money will be withdrawn until the money is received” by their intended recipients.

Posted: March 19th, 2013 in Latest Business Stories,Remittance | Read More »

Xoom introduces Bank-to-Bank ULTRA

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Xoom Corporation, a global online money transfer provider, has introduced Bank-to-Bank ULTRA, a new higher-tiered level of service that provides confirmed bank deposits in less than one hour.

Posted: September 26th, 2012 in Remittance | Read More »

Sterling product focuses on assured delivery of funds

Finally, Filipino expats in America can send remittance to their families and loved ones with peace of mind knowing that their hard earned money will be spent for the purpose intended. Health or schooling concerns, no worries.

Posted: August 21st, 2012 in Remittance | Read More »

Sterling product focuses on assured delivery of funds

Finally, Filipino expats in America can send remittance to their families and loved ones with peace of mind knowing that their hard earned money will be spent for the purpose intended. Health or schooling concerns, no worries.

Posted: August 20th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories,Remittance | Read More »

Western Union prepaid card launched in Manila

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Global payments giants Western Union and Visa teamed up with Aboitiz-led Union Bank of the Philippines to roll out a prepaid card meant to serve consumers that are otherwise not served by the traditional banking system.

Posted: July 25th, 2012 in Latest Business Stories,Remittance | Read More »

Send money to Philippines with Western Union ‘No Transfer Fee’ promotion

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In today’s economy, every dollar counts and convenience is critical as peoples’ lives get busier. To help address both, Western Union is now offering a “No Transfer Fee” promotion on qualifying transfers and other promotions for U.S. customers sending money online to the Philippines.

Posted: June 21st, 2012 in Latest Business Stories,Remittance | Read More »

August remittances surged 11% to $1.67B

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REMITTANCES STILL UP  Customers count Philippine peso at a moneychanger in Manila in this 2007 file photo. Cash remittances from overseas Filipinos reached $13.02 in the eight months to August 2011, up 6.9 percent from the same period last year. Remittances by Filipinos abroad are a key driver of growth for the Philippine economy.  AFP PHOTO/ROMEO GACAD

Overseas Filipinos sent home $13.02 billion in the eight months to August, up 6.9 percent from a year ago, the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas reported yesterday.

Posted: October 17th, 2011 in Editor's Pick,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Photos & Videos,Remittance | Read More »

August remittance up 11.1%

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MANILA, Philippines—Remittance accelerated to a double-digit pace of growth in August amid sustained rise in demand for Filipino workers, fueling hopes this could push consumption and overall expansion of the economy in the remainder of the year following a slowdown in the first half. The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) on Monday reported that remittances [...]

Posted: October 17th, 2011 in Latest Business Stories,Remittance | Read More »

Remittances expected to stay on growth path

MANILA, Philippines—Remittances sent to the Philippines by migrant Filipinos are expected to still grow this year despite mounting fiscal and economic problems confronting the United States and eurozone economies. According to the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas, the troubles in industrialized countries could indeed have dampening effects on remittances, but added that growing demand for workers [...]

Posted: September 26th, 2011 in Latest Business Stories,Remittance | Read More »

Country’s BOP stood at a surplus in April

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MANILA, Philippines—The flow of dollars and other foreign currencies into the country outstripped the outflows recorded in April, as remittances and portfolio investments remained robust. The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas said the surplus in the country’s balance of payments (BOP) would further boost the country’s foreign exchange reserves, which had been hitting record levels in [...]

Posted: May 19th, 2011 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Money,Photos & Videos,Remittance | Read More »

BSP cuts remittance growth forecast

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MANILA, Philippines—The Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas has cut its remittance growth projection for 2011, taking into account the unrest in North Africa and the Middle East (Mena), as well as the disasters in Japan, and their effect on the employment situation of Filipinos abroad. Still, BSP officials said the reduction would be minimal as demand [...]

Posted: April 18th, 2011 in Headlines,Remittance | Read More »

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