Western Union, Aman Exchange integrate Kuwait Mobile ID with mobile app, web site

Western Union, a global leader in cross-border, cross-currency money movement and payments, in association with Aman Exchange, have announced a collaboration with Public Authority for Civil Information to integrate Kuwait Mobile ID within westernunion.com and the Western Union Mobile App.

Western Union is the first money transfer operator in the country to integrate Kuwait Mobile ID capabilities into its digital solutions, accelerating its tech-focused growth strategy to ensure customers have access to reliable and convenient payment services.

With this new integration, Western Union consumers in Kuwait can now enjoy a seamless registration and online verification process prior to using the Company’s digital service offerings, which enable them to send money to their loved ones globally, 24/7. With WU.com and the Western Union mobile app customers can send up to KWD 750 from Kuwait directly into billions of bank accounts, including wallets and cards, across more than 125 countries and territories, with real-time capabilities in 100 of these countries. Additionally, it also offers payout in cash in approximately 600,000 retail locations in 200+ countries and territories.

Kuwait Mobile ID, a solution by the Public Authority for Civil Information, is a mobile-based Digital ID derived from the Civil ID with capabilities including, but not limited to, identity verification, authentication to online e-services and applying trusted digital signature to documents and transactions.

“For 170 years, Western Union has put technology to work connecting people—bringing boundless possibilities within reach,” said Salma Massoud, Head of Digital, Middle East and Africa, Western Union. “We launched our digital services in Kuwait in 2017 with Aman Exchange and are excited to continue to build on our capabilities with Kuwait Mobile ID, making our customers’ lives easier, with simple online registration and verification.”

“Western Union is actively pursuing digital innovation enterprise-wide, increasing consumers’ choice and quality of money transfer options. With the power of technology comes the expectations for not just a fast, but a smooth, connected service. Customers expect financial services to be as quick and easy as sending a text and meeting this degree of convenience will require developing strategic alliances with partners,” added Salma.

“At Aman Exchange, we are committed to deliver greater value for customers by continuously innovating global cross-border money movement solutions,” said Adel Al Muzaini, Managing Partner, Aman Exchange. “Together with Western Union we are proud to say this is the first-time digital customers sending money transfers abroad will be able to enjoy the benefits of easy online verification. The international money transfer market is evolving and we will continue to evolve with it, serving an array of customers with more solutions and services.”