MoneyGram and Gemalto are working together to allow mobile-phone users to send international money transfers.
The companies are integrating MoneyGram's system with Gemalto's LinqUs mobile payment offering, which is used by banks and mobile operators. This connection allows the sender to transmit money from a mobile device to one of 284,000 MoneGram locations worldwide.
"MoneyGram is actively developing new mobile and online channels to meet our customers' evolving needs to access cash quickly, easily and globally," said Carl Scheible, executive vice president of MoneyGram Europe and Africa, in a press release Sept. 18.
"Leveraging consumer trust in MoneyGram and their extensive global reach, we enable our customers to provide their end-users with convenience and flexibility to get money where it's needed quickly and securely, anywhere in the world," said Jean-Claude Deturche, Gemalto senior vice president of mobile financial services, in the release.