MANILA, December 29, 2021 – UniTeller, an international cross-border and remittance payments processor, has announced the expansion of its existing e-wallets and cash pick-up locations in the Philippines through a partnership with Universal Storefront Services Corporation (USSC), one of the country’s leading non-banking financial service store networks.
With the addition of 1,491 USSC cash pick-up locations, UniTeller’s paying network in the Philippines nears 20,000 locations across the country.
“With USSC being one of the largest one-stop shops in the Philippines and with stores located strategically across the country, the partnership increases the accessibility of remittance collection for customers,” said Noel Cristal, President of UniTeller Philippines.
USSC’s e-wallet mobile application, USSC Super Service, also allows customers to manage incoming and outgoing transactions directly, so it further reduces the waiting time to receive or send a remittance.
“As remittances continue to remain resilient in the Philippines, our partnership with USSC allows us to form an even more efficient distribution network. This partnership is a testament to our commitment in the Philippine market,” said Alberto Guerra, Chief Executive Officer ofUniTeller.
“Our partnership with UniTeller shows our determination to help Filipinos here and in the U.S. with their financial needs by offering services that goes beyond just remittances” said Jose Xavier ‘Eckie’ Gonzales, President of USSC.
“This partnership not only allows us to gain access to UniTeller’s global network of partners but also allows USSC to be able to offer overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) with even more choices to send money home, all while extending a world-class service to the Filipinos receiving money at any of our newly-rebranded U stores. As a part of our 2nd phase of the integration, receivers in the Philippines will be able to collect remittances sent using UniTeller’s remittance service, uLink Remit, through the USSC Super Service mobile app.”