Did you know that it's possible to transfer funds to a mobile telephone? A lot of people may not realize this is an option, but it's often available through your financial institution. Of course, if you've been sending money another way for so long, you may be thinking, 'why change now'?
First of all, transferring money to a mobile phone is easy, fast and convenient for the sender. You can typically do it online or at a nearby agent location. However, the most significant benefit of using this unique method is probably the accessibility it brings.
For instance, if a loved one doesn't live near a financial institution or ATM, it can be hard for them to access funds that were transferred in a traditional way – i.e., to an agent location. Mobile money transfers eliminate the chance of this type of exclusion and ensure your family members have a way to receive money, even if there is no physical agent location within miles.
Western Union provides mobile transfer services for select countries around the world, including the Philippines. You can send money home, along with your love, without breaking a sweat. There are currently over 8,500 Western Union Agent locations in the country, so your family members might have one nearby. Still, sending money to a mobile phone is easy for both of you, so why not try it?
First, make sure your recipient has a mobile wallet set up with a telephone operator. Then, provide Western Union with your loved one's mobile number. Once the funds are transferred, both of you will get a confirmation text. It's as easy as that!
These days we do almost everything on our mobile phones, so it only makes sense to add money transfers to the list.