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Wells Fargo to waive money transfer fees for families affected by flooding in Philippines

wellsfargoWells Fargo said late last month that it would temporarily waive all remittance transfer fees for ExpressSend transfers sent by customers to family and friends impacted by recent floods in the Philippines.

Heavy rains in the Philippines caused flooding that submerged half of the capital city of Manila, leaving at least eight people dead and four missing. Tens of thousands of residents filled more than 200 evacuation centers in Manila and surrounding provinces, The Weather Channel reports.

“Our hearts go out to all those who have been impacted by the floods,” Daniel Ayala, the head of Wells Fargo’s global remittance services group, said. “We’re working closely with our remittance network members in the Philippines to help our customers and team members support their families and friends as they begin the recovery process.”

The fee waiver is effective from Aug. 26 through Sept. 15.

Wells Fargo’s ExpressSend service allows the recipient to receive funds at over 6,400 locations in the Philippines, including all offices of BPI, BDO Unibank, M. Lhuillier, Metrobank and Cebuana Lhuillier. Wells Fargo can service customers in both English and Tagalog.

“Wells Fargo is committed to helping the community recover, especially those who were personally impacted by the recent disaster,” Aveek Mukherjee, the global delivery head for Wells Fargo Philippines Solutions, said. “We look forward to working together with the community to spur the recovery.”

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