LONDON, March 21 The world's largest money
transfer company Western Union said on Friday it has
suspended its services for Russia's Bank Rossiya.
In a statement, Western Union said its money transfer
service continues to be available at its 20,000 plus locations
and self-service terminals across Russia.
Earlier on Friday Bank Rossiya said Visa Inc and
MasterCard Inc had stopped providing services for payment
transactions for its clients.
Bank Rossiya, which has $10 billion in assets and is used by
many senior Russian government officials, was hit by U.S.
sanctions imposed in response to the annexation of Crimea.
(Reporting by Clare Hutchison, editing by David Evans)