Jean and Western Union yesterday announced the company would expand into the business of prepaid debit and credit cards. The Haitian-born ambassador, will use his star power to help the company sell a co-branded prepaid visa gift card.
The Wyclef Jean prepaid card features the artist`s name and likeness. Western Union also donated $225,000 donation to Jean`s charitable organization YÃƒÂ©le Haiti, to support education in Jean`s native Haiti.
`Because of the credit crunch in the United States, with some customers actually getting their [credit] line cut or cut off altogether, prepaid opens up a new door for us,` said Stewart Stockdale, Western Union executive VP and president of the Americas, in a media conference.