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Western Union Announces Agreement to Sell Western Union Business Solutions to Goldfinch Partners and The Baupost Group... DENVER -Thursday 5 August 2021

Business Unit Represents Approximately 7% of Company Revenue Divestiture Will Support Western Union’s Strategic Focus on its Global Cross-Border Payments Platform and Digital Capabilities (BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU), a global leader in cross-border,...

Western Union Accelerates Digital Money Movement for Postal Networks Worldwide -Saturday 12 June 2021

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Western Union (NYSE: WU), a global leader in cross-border, cross-currency money movement and payments, continues to make significant headway in expanding its digital platform to provide enhanced services for global customers by enabling national postal networks around the world...

Western Union Launches Cross-Border Payments on Google Pay -Thursday 13 May 2021  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Google Pay users in the United States, India, and Singapore will be the first to benefit from Western Union’s linking of its cross-border platform capabilities with Google Pay. Western Union (NYSE: WU), a global leader in cross-border, cross-currency money movement and...

Western Union Supports India COVID Relief -Sunday 2 May 2021  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU), a global leader in cross-border, cross-currency money movement and payments, and the Western Union Foundation today announced a package of relief efforts for India aimed at combating its latest, devastating phase in the COVID-19 pandemic,...

Western Union Expands Global B2B Payments Platform -Monday 1 March 2021

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- Western Union Business Solutions, the payments arm of the Western Union Company (NYSE: WU), a leader in cross-border, cross-currency money movement and payments, announced the expansion of its global capabilities, bringing faster and more transparent payment services to...

The Remittance Effect: Global Citizens Emerge as Economic First Responders of the Developing World -Monday 1 February 2021  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Person-to-person ("P2P") international transfers, or remittances, sent by global citizens to their homelands represent the largest foreign economic support structure for developing economies. According to a new report by Oxford Economics, commissioned by Western Union (NYSE:...

Western Union Recognized with Inclusion in 2021 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index -Friday 29 January 2021

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Western Union (NYSE: WU), a global leader in cross-border, cross-currency money movement and payments, today announced that it is one of 380 companies globally included in the 2021 Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index (GEI). The GEI measures gender equality across five pillars:...

Western Union Stands in Solidarity with Lebanon -Friday 7 August 2020  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Western Union, a leader in cross-border, cross-currency money movement and payments, today announced that it is offering zero-feei international money transfers paid out in U.S. dollars to Lebanon, as the country grapples with its recent tragedy amidst other economic and...

New Western Union research provides insight into the future of international education -Friday 5 June 2020  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU), a leader in cross-border, cross-currency money movement and payments, today shares a new report on “The Future of International Education,” in partnership with The Future Laboratory. The white paper highlights five new student profiles...

Western Union Expands Global Real-Time Payments Network -Friday 24 April 2020    

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Western Union (NYSE: WU), a leader in cross-border, cross-currency money movement and payments, today announced continued expansion of its Global Network for real-time money-movement and payments, benefiting the Company’s consumers and clients across its branded money...

Western Union and Italy’s Postepay Enable Cross-Border Payments -Friday 7 February 2020

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Customers of App Postepay, among the preferred payment Apps in Italy, can now access Western Union’s cross-border and cross-currency platform to send money globally, following an agreement between Postepay, one of the largest Electronic Money Institution (EMI) in Italy,...

Western Union Teams Up with Thunes to Expand Payout Capabilities to Mobile Wallets -Wednesday 20 March 2019  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Western Union (NYSE: WU), a leader in cross-border, cross-currency money movement, has teamed up with Thunes, a cross-border payments network for emerging markets, to enable Western Union customers to send funds directly into mobile wallets around the world. This press...

Western Union Powers Safaricom’s M-PESA Mobile Wallet to Send Money Globally -Thursday 8 November 2018    

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Safaricom (NSE: SCOM), Kenya’s leading mobile network operator and provider of M-PESA, a leading mobile wallet, and the Western Union Company (NYSE: WU), a leader in cross-border and cross-currency money movement, have joined forces again—this time to unlock global money...

Western Union and Amazon to Launch New Way to Pay -Wednesday 31 October 2018

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU), a leader in cross-border, cross-currency money movement, today announced it is has been engaged by Amazon to launch a new payment option that allows international shoppers to pay in person, in local currency where available, for their...

Western Union and STC Pay Collaborate -Wednesday 3 October 2018

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- STC Pay, a subsidiary of Saudi Telecom Company (STC), Saudi Arabia’s largest telco, and The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU), a leader in cross-border and cross-currency money movement, today entered into strategic discussions to embed Western Union’s cross-border...

Millennials Stand for Globalism and Want to Shape the Future -Thursday 16 November 2017  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- New research commissioned by Western Union shows that millennials across 15 countries are united by a belief in globalization, want the freedom to experience the opportunities it brings, and have a desire to play a role in shaping the future using technology. The survey of more...

Western Union Becomes Money Transfer Partner and Shirt Sleeve Sponsor of Liverpool Football Club  -Thursday 10 August 2017  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU) and Liverpool FC today announced a multi-year partnership that will see Western Union, a leader in global payment and money transfer services, become an Official Principal Partner and the Official Money Transfer Partner of Liverpool FC. They...

Western Union Digital Service Live in 40 Countries -Wednesday 10 May 2017  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU), a leader in global payments, today announced that it has further strengthened its global digital money transfer footprint, with the activation of its 40th wu.com transactional website, now providing full digital access for cross-border...

Western Union Enables Money Movement Around the World with Launch of Bot for Messenger  -Wednesday 19 April 2017      

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU), a leader in global payments, today announced an innovative and compelling way for Facebook Messenger users in the U.S. to send money to more than 200 countries and territories across 130 currencies. The announcement was made at the F8...

 Western Union Advances Commitment to Global Refugee Crisis Launching Company-wide Global Initiative Supporting... -Tuesday 20 September 2016  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- As a founding partner of the White House Call-to-Action for private sector engagement on the global refugee crisis, the Western Union Company (NYSE: WU), a leader in global payment services, today announced expanded participation. The Western Union Foundation has pledged a...

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