Western Union expands bill payment services with Libertad Hypermarket

Regional News By Joyce Aerts June 1, 2019

Córdoba, XXX june 2019.- The Western Union Company today announced an agreement with Libertad supermarkets, to offer Pago Fácil® bill payment services at stores check out of the hypermarkets located in the provinces of Córdoba, Salta, Tucumán, Chaco, San Juan, Santiago del Estero, Mendoza and Santa Fe (Rosario and Rafaela).

Fourteen of our 24 locations, have already commenced offering services to consumers, allowing them to pay for a great variety of national and provincial taxes and services, including EPEC, Aguas Cordobesas and Ecogas, Rentas de Córdoba, Tarjeta Hipotecario Libertad, Telecom, among others..

“We are pleased to offer this service to many of Híper Libertad consumers, helping them to save time,  by paying their bills while doing their daily grocery shopping. As an important part of our expansion plans, this initiative upholds our commitment of providing the best service and attention to our customers,” said Maximiliano Babino, General Manager of Western Union and Pago Fácil.

“We are excited to be able to add Pago Fácil among the services we offer. In Libertad, we maintain a strong commitment to the communities where we are present and we always seek to offer our clients the best alternatives, so they can access products and services in one place and plan their day in the best way”, said Diego Martín Sabat, PR Director of Libertad.

Pago Fácil is one of the most important extra banking networks in the country that has been operating in Argentina since 1994. Acquired by Western Union in 2006, today the company has more than 5,400 locations and 3,500 billers and serves millions of people every month.

The company continues to deploy the investments announced by end of 2018 for the inauguration of 100 new own stores, offering both Western Union and Pago Fácil branded services.

For more information, visit www.pagofacil.com.ar.

Libertad has more than 20 years of experience in Argentina, and in recent years has strengthened a dual model of retail and real estate. It operates 42 hypermarkets, mini-markets and shopping centers in 11 cities in nine provinces, in the center and north of Argentina. It belongs to the Casino Group -founded in France more than 120 years ago-, which is a leader in retail in Latin America.

About Western Union

The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU) is a global leader in cross-border, cross-currency money movement. Our omnichannel platform connects the digital and physical worlds and makes it possible for consumers and businesses to send and receive money and make payments with speed, ease, and reliability. As of March 31, 2019, our network included over 550,000 retail agent locations offering Western Union, Vigo or Orlandi Valuta branded services in more than 200 countries and territories, with the capability to send money to billions of accounts. Additionally, westernunion.com, our fastest growing channel in 2018, is available in approximately 70 countries, plus additional territories, to move money around the world. With our global reach, Western Union moves money for better, connecting family, friends and businesses to enable financial inclusion and support economic growth. For more information, visit www.westernunion.com.

Acerca de Libertad

Con más de 20 años en la Argentina, el Grupo Casino Libertad opera 27 hipermercados y tiendas de cercanía en el centro y norte de la Argentina y es protagonista en real estate comercial con galerías y centros comerciales en 9 provincias. A nivel mundial, Grupo Casino fue fundado en Francia hace más de 200 años, tiene 12.969 tiendas y emplea a 227.842 personas. En América Latina, es líder en retail en Colombia (Éxito, Carulla); Brasil (Pao de Azúcar, Extra, Assai, Pontofrío, Casas Bahía) y Uruguay (Disco, Devoto y Geant).