BPC Banking Technologies, the leading provider of Open System e-payment solutions for the global financial industry, today announced the launch of Western Union money transfers via the Banca Transilvania ATM network; the first such project in Central Europe..
Romania is mainly a âreceiving marketâ for money transfers but there is also a strong demand for domestic and international payments. Banca Transilvania, one of Romaniaâs most innovative banks now offers its customers the opportunity to send and receive consumer to consumer payments. using its country-wide ATM network as a convenient 24/7 channel.
Banca Transilvania has been running its payments business on SmartVista since 2009 and has, together with BPC and Western Union, upgraded its payments infrastructure to support the new service. Now Banca Transilvaniaâs customers may send and receive Western Union money transfers at any of the Bankâs ATMs across the country As an additional service, Banca Transilvaniaâs customers may also view the history of their money transfers on the ATM screen. Transfers can be made by using bank cards or cash. Funds can be picked up at any of the more than 385.000 Western UnionÂ® branded Agent locations in over 200 countries and territories around the globe.
âConsumer to consumer payment is a rapidly growing service offered by banks around the world and BPC is always leading the way for market developmentsâ, said Vasily Grigoriev, CEO, BPC Banking Technologies. âBanca Transalvania is already seeing the benefits of its 2009 SmartVista implementation and it was easy for us to upgrade the product to support Western Union transfers, allowing the Bank to introduce the new service within the shortest possible timeâ
âAs a Bank we are always looking for new ways to improve the customer experience and we believe this new money transfer product will prove to be very attractive to our customers,â commented Leontin Toderici, Executive Manager, Chief Operations Officer, Banca Transilvania. âWe have been very pleased with SmartVistaâs performance and the rapid introduction of the Western UnionÂ® Money TransferSM service, which proves the flexibility of the system and its ability to support speed to market for new product innovationsâ.