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PLDT Global partners with UniTeller Financial Services for FilAms’ online money remittance



New business partners PLDT International & Carrier Business Head and PLDT Global President & CEO Alex O. Caeg and UniTeller President & CEO Alberto Guerra shake hands after signing the partnership agreement.


 

PLDT Global recently partnered with UniTeller Financial Services in developing an online portal and mobile application to enable US-based Filipinos to send money to their family and relatives in the Philippines easily and at affordable rates.


“We are relentless in our pursuit of improving the lives of our Overseas Filipinos. This partnership with Uniteller empowers our fellow Filipinos in the US to conveniently and securely send money to their loved ones in the Philippines using their mobile phones,” said PLDT EVP and Head of Enterprise and International & Carrier Business and ePLDT President and CEO Eric Alberto. “This new service will be a welcome solution for our FilAm market as it fits well their digital lifestyle. With this mobile remittance app, they can send money anytime and anywhere they are.”



Shown at the signing ceremonies are - standing, from left - PLDT Global Product Manager Marlon Eusebio, PLDT ICDev Product Development Specialist Shyr Amador, PLDT Global Product and Marketing Head/SME Marketing Head Amil Azurin, UniTeller International & Wholesale Business SVP Oscar Moreno, UniTeller Business Development Director Fernando Gutierrez, UniTeller Philippines Country Manager Felipe Roque, and PLDT ICDev Product Development Head Andy Santos.  Seated are PLDT International & Carrier Business Head and PLDT Global President & CEO Alex O. Caeg and UniTeller President & CEO Alberto Guerra.



FilAms in the US can avail of the new money remittance service by registering to the online portal at www.uniteller.com/smart. They just need to key in the bank account, credit or debit card details, type in the Philippine beneficiary, and send the money instantly.


According to PLDT International & Carrier Business Head and PLDT Global President & CEO Alex O. Caeg, “We would like to make the practice of money remittance easier, faster and more convenient for our relatives in the US who have always been there for us. With this new mobile app, sending money would be as easy as texting or updating our Facebook status. It doesn’t take much time, expense and effort, unlike the conventional way that entails going to a bank or a remittance center.”


He also announced the special Christmas Promo which qualifies FilAms to avail of the Free Transaction Fee for money remittances to the Philippines from November 1 to December 31, 2015.


“It is an honor for us to serve the US-based Filipinos’ money remittances requirements with PLDT Global as partner,” said UniTeller President & CEO Alberto Guerra. “As an international money transfer processing company in the US for over 20 years, we can assure our customers of our fast, secure, and convenient service.”


UniTeller Financial Services, a New Jersey based Corporation, is one of the market leaders in International Remittances, with a network of more than 30,000 paying locations around the world. It has an office at Bonifacio Global in Taguig City that takes care of the money remittance fulfillment to recipients in the Philippines.