US: The Western Union Company yesterday introduced two new mobile apps for use with the Western Union Speedpay service, assisting billers in introducing mobile payment solutions to their customers.
The Speedpay Mobile Payment App allows consumers to access and manage their payments using a variety of platforms and devices, including Android, iPhone, and iPad, as well as enabling them to make payments quickly and conveniently anytime, anywhere.
The second mobile app launched by Western Union will enable utility companies to provide their customers with the ability to view and pay bills, monitor usage, and track and report outages via mobile devices.
According to the Western Union Payments Money Mindset Index, online and mobile bill payments are increasingly popular, with 39 percent of consumers saying they will pay more bills online in 2013 and 12 percent intending to pay more bills by mobile phone. An additional 11 percent of consumers say they will use more same-day payments, while 25 percent of consumers report that they will send fewer checks in the mail to pay their bills.