[Tagging] Money transfer amenities

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Thu Apr 16 11:02:03 UTC 2015


2015-04-15 18:51 GMT+02:00 Bryce Nesbitt <bryce2 at obviously.com>:

>  "Western Union" is a branded money transfer service offered at many
> other types of businesses -- including convenience stores, some banks,
> pawn shops and in some countries post offices.
>


yes, but I have looked only at those instances which call themselves
"Western Union" (name=WU), while this will have omitted those places that
offer western union services as an additional service.



*The generic services seem to be:*
> * Currency exchange (e.g. Dollars for CN ¥)
> * Low Income Lending (e.g. Payday loans, Tax refund anticipation loans,
> Auto Title Loans, Generic Unsecured Loan Sharking).
> * Check cashing (for people without access to a bank).
> * Money Transfer (e.g. Western Union, TransferWise).
> * Pawn (borrow money against value of goods left at the store).
>
>

+1
What about places that only buy gold(en objects)? Are they pawns as well?



>
> *We'd then have the following "top level symbols":*
> * bank
> * money_services (non-bank money services mostly for low income people)
> * bureau_de_change (restricted to only currency exchange for wealthy
> travelers)
> * pawnshop
>


not sure if I'd put the pawnshop in this category, because it opens a whole
field of similar stuff (e.g. second hand shops of different types). Around
here, also post offices offer services similar to banks (i.e. they do have
a banking department).

Cheers,
Martin
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