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Wyclef Jean Card

Rapper musician Wyclef Jean has a new Visa card. Western Union has hooked-up up with the Grammy-Award winning recording artist to launch the “Wyclef Jean Prepaid Visa.” The new card joins the recent Western Union “MoneyWise” and “Gold Card” reloadable prepaid cards. Part of the Wyclef Jean deal is the promotion of the Company’s money transfer services. Wyclef will be handing out cards worth $250,000 total as part of the promotion. Last week Western Union Company launched “The Western Union Visa Gift Card.” In July, the Company added a reloadable Visa prepaid card to its “Gold Card” loyalty program. To kick-off Western Union’Âs “Random Acts of Giving” holiday campaign, Western Union, through its corporate signature program “Our World, Our Family,” also announced a $225,000 donation to Wyclef’s charitable organization, YAle Haiti www.yele.org, to support education projects in his native country of Haiti. The cards are issued through Meta Bank. For more information visit: http://www.westernunion.com/wyclef

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