Western Union aids first responders and essential workers in Malaysia through fee reduction

Western Union has announced a 50 percent fee reduction for frontline responders and essential workers who are sending money globally via any of the company’s digital channels for the next two weeks.

“When the world stopped, our first responders and essential workers kept going,” said Sohini Rajola, Head of Network, Middle East and Asia Pacific, Western Union. “They have continued to show up, day after day, to make it possible for our communities and economies to carry on.”

The fee reduction, valid with transfer code Thanks2020, applies to any transaction initiated in the majority of Western Union’s digital-enabled countries.

The fee reduction will run from now until May 20, and is available to first responders representing medical, police and fire department professionals as well as essential workers.

Western Union and the Western Union Foundation, along with partners, have pledged more than $1 million in the fight against Covid-19.

According to the World Bank, Malaysia is one of the top 20 remittance sending countries in the world, in 2018. The top remittance recipient countries were Indonesia, Philippines, Nepal, Bangladesh and Thailand.

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