Western Union has partnered with discount retailer Dollar General to enable money transfers at more than 15,400 of the retailer’s stores across 44 US states.

Customers will be able to carry out both domestic and international digital money transfers using the Western Union mobile app or website. Users can pay in person at the retailer’s stores with a debit card or cash.

The collaboration will also allow customers to receive money transfers in-store, after initiating the transaction via the app or westernunion.com.

Western Union senior vice-president and general manager of North America Carter Hunt said: “This strategic alliance brings multiple benefits for customers. We are pleased to offer multi-point access to money transfers and include convenient channels using a hybrid of digital and retail for our customers.

“We are also excited that through Dollar General, we are growing our network to better serve even more local communities across the US.”

The partnership bolsters Western Union reach in the US by 30%, adding to the more than 40,000 agent locations.

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Dollar General executive vice-president and chief merchandising officer Jason Reiser said: “Dollar General is excited to work with Western Union to help provide value and convenience when customers send or receive money transfers.

“With approximately 75% of the American population within a five-mile radius of a Dollar General, we are uniquely positioned to provide customers with a convenient location to complete their money transfer transactions.”