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Almaty: First specialized Western Union centre in Kazakhstan


Today Bank TuranAlem presents the first in Kazakhstan specialized centre for quick money transfers, Western Union. Six operators fulfill the transfers; two consultant-managers assist the clients. Money transfers are carried out without long waiting in 4-5 minutes.

The fees for transfers within CIS were also reduced since 16 January 2006. Transfers without current accounts will now cost up to 60% less depending on the sum transferred. Thus, $100 transfer will cost only $6.

Since 16 January money transfers in USD within Kazakhstan became available, immediately with price reduction.

Also today, in Almaty, best WU operators of 2005, from Shymkent branch of BTA, will be awarded with diplomas and certificates. According to the results of ‘veiled visits and calls’ independent auditors noted their high level of professionalism.

At present Bank TuranAlem has 133 Western Union operating centers in Kazakhstan, 37 of which are situated in Almaty.
For November 2005 BTA’s market share was 13% and completed 28689 transfers. Bank TuranAlem was one of the first in the country to provide Western Union money transfer services, since 30 November 2000.

International system of quick money transfers, Western Union, is widely represented around the globe and operates in 191 countries. At present there are over 100 000 service centers, which provide its clients with easy access to services. The system allows the clients to receive money in any service centre of receiving country.