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First Global Achieves 34 US State Money Transmitter Licenses and Launches Online Remittance Service in Canada

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TORONTO , Nov. 14, 2017 /CNW/ - First Global Data ("First Global" or the "Company") is pleased to announce that its wholly owned US subsidiary, First Global Money Inc, has been granted three additional Money Transmitter licenses in the USA .

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The Company has obtained new licenses in the states of Washington , Wisconsin and Washington DC taking the number of licenses to 34.

First Global is also pleased to announce that it has launched its online money transfer service in Canada .

This service enables Canadian customers to electronically debit funds from their bank accounts and to send funds to their friends and family in Guyana , Jamaica , Malaysia , the Philippines , and India within seconds.

This marks the first phase of the Canadian online launch. The Company plans to increase the number of destination countries and to launch a similar service in the USA .

"We have made great progress in our license expansion program in the USA . These licenses lay the foundation for transactional growth for our existing US remittance business, enables us to expand services we are already providing with our large strategic partners such as Lianlian, and positions the company well as we move toward the deployment of mobile payment services with strategic partners in the USA . The launch of our new online service, which can be found at www.firstglobalmoney.com, is a significant milestone. Next steps include an awareness campaign of this service, and we expect a significant contribution in new customers and transactional growth through our licensees and key partners. These groups will be actively marketing services through various electronic media to their existing client bases and new customers. This approach is in line with our corporate strategy of growth through partnerships and I am excited that this next milestone has been achieved", commented Andre Itwaru , Chairman and CEO of First Global Data Limited.

About First Global Data Ltd. (www.firstglobaldata.com)
First Global is an international financial services technology ("FINTECH") company. The Company's two main lines of business are mobile payments and cross border payments. First Global's proprietary leading edge technology enables the convergence of compliant domestic and cross border payments, shopping, Peer to Peer ("P2P"), Business to Consumer ("B2C"), and Business to Business ("B2B") payments. First Global enables its strategic partners and clients around the world with our leading edge financial services technology platform.

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SOURCE First Global Data Limited

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