MISSISSAUGA, Ontario — Wal-Mart Canada here, which operates 287 stores across Canada, and Western Union, Englewood, Colo., yesterday announced an agreement to provide global money transfers and Quick Collect services to consumers in Canada. With a national, chainwide rollout scheduled for completion in early 2008, Western Union services will be available effective yesterday at select Wal-Mart stores throughout the Toronto area. “Through this relationship with Western Union, our customers can enjoy the best overall value when it comes to choosing a money-transfer service provider,” said Trudy Fahie, vice president of financial services, Wal-Mart Canada, in a statement. Western Union’s Quick Collect service enables consumers to send payments for their mortgages, credit card bills, and car or consumer loans using cash or a debit card at Wal-Mart Canada stores.
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