Western Union has expanded its retail presence in Europe through a partnership with the international remittance service UAE Exchange.

Under an agreement announced Jan. 20, Western Union's money transfer services will be available at 16 UAE retail locations throughout the U.K., Ireland, Germany and the Netherlands.

Western Union's cash, bank account and mobile transfer services will be available at all locations.

"Our retail presence in 16 major European cities expands our customers' flexibility of sending cash and choice to facilitate convenient multi-channel pay-out options," said Giovanni Angelini, a senior vice president at Western Union, in a press release.

Western Union is based in Englewood, Colo. UAE Exchange was founded in Abu Dhabi.

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