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Western Union plans unique money transfer with SBI

Western Union Services India Pvt Ltd is planning to launch a money transfer service with State Bank of India, the largest lender in the country, in March, a top company official said in Kolkata on Wednesday.

india Updated: Aug 25, 2010 18:52 IST

Western Union Services India Pvt Ltd is planning to launch a money transfer service with State Bank of India, the largest lender in the country, in March, a top company official said in Kolkata on Wednesday.

"It will be a new service in India and SBI would be the first to offer...we plan to launch it in March," Anil Kapur, Managing Director, told reporters.

The New York Stock Exchange-listed Western Union does not offer direct transfer to bank accounts at present. Money is physically handed over to customers through a network of agents.

Western Union has tied up with Bandhan Microfinance, which, as Western Union's sub-agent, would activate 800 of its locations by the year-end for the remittance of money from outside.