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From its inception in 1996, the Sigue Corporation family of companies has been dedicated to providing excellence in all aspects of money transfer services.

With a profound knowledge of the underserved immigrant community across the United States, Mr. Guillermo (Bill) de la Viña set out to meet the needs of hard working individuals seeking to send money home to their families by providing convenient locations, superior quality services and treating customers with courtesy, dignity and respect.

Using service as its competitive advantage, Sigue has grown into one of the largest and most respected companies in the industry. The company’s philosophy and values resonate well with immigrant consumers all over the world.

Sigue pioneered the concept of the "red phone" model for origination of transactions from independent retail locations and achieved a dominant position in the US to Mexico corridor in less than a decade.

In the first few years, Sigue captured market share and expanded operations to over 15 Latin American countries and has successfully started and expanded a substantial proprietary network of independent facilities in Mexico and elsewhere.

By the late 2000s, the company had further consolidated its leadership position in the US to Latin American corridors through a series of domestic acquisitions.

In 2011, Sigue went global, acquiring a company with extensive international operations. Overnight, Sigue became the top privately held global provider of remittance services.

Years of success and growth followed and Sigue is now among the top five companies in the Money Transfer Business serving millions of people worldwide. The company has grown from a regional player to a national brand, and despite economic slowdowns, to become a global force expanding to over one hundred countries on 6 continents, with a network of thousands of pay locations and offices strategically located around the world.

The company has been able to identify and leverage strategic business opportunities in each market, working closely with regulators, financial institutions, legal authorities and policy makers, earning international recognition for having a world class compliance department.

With this strong foundation, strengthened by operational centers in the United States, India and Mexico, Sigue will continue to invest in the years ahead in technology, people and processes to improve both the business partner and immigrant consumer experience.

Within the United States, Sigue has a stronghold on the market and holds licenses and operates in 50 states and jurisdictions.

Internationally, Sigue's global arm is headquartered in London and is a UK payment institution duly authorized to do business in 30 European Economic Area Member States, in order to provide money remittance services pursuant to Directive 2007/64/EC (PSD).

Sigue’s expansion plans include continued growth into new markets, creation of new products and expanding the global footprint, never losing sight of the founding core values of the company, which are to treat employees, customers and business partners with dignity and respect.