Leading global money transfer company, MoneyGram International, has announced that its agent network in Africa has now reached 25,000 locations, following a strategic expansion initiative across the continent.Nigeria’s Tribune newspaper report on Tuesday said that recent technology advances and new agent and sub-agent signings, including an agreement with the Mauritius Post Office to offer money transfer services at more than 100 locations, have contributed to achieving this company’s milestone.
“MoneyGram continues to grow throughout Africa as a result of forming strategic relationships with reputable companies, including banks, post offices and retailers to bring added convenience and more choices for our customers,” says Herve Chomel, MoneyGram’s Vice-President, Africa.
“Remittances are an important part of economic development and financial inclusion throughout the region and are integral to providing household essentials, education and healthcare in many countries. We are excited to be a part of the region’s growth,” he added.
According to him, consumers have access to MoneyGram’s services in more than 50 African countries.
In a series of recent successes, the company signed an agreement with First Bank of Nigeria’s subsidiaries in Ghana, Sierra Leone and the Gambia, and also renewed a master agreement with Standard Bank Group, one of Africa’s top banks.
MoneyGram’s services are available at over 500 Standard Bank locations in South Africa and across 11 Southern and Eastern African countries.
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