Western Union

This is the Way the World Moves Money for Better

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We are a leader in global payment services. From small businesses and global corporations, to families near and far away, to NGOs in the most remote communities on Earth, Western Union helps people and businesses move money - to help grow economies and realize a better world. In 2015, we moved over $150 billion dollars for our consumer and business clients. We continue to innovate, developing new ways to send money through digital, mobile, and retail channels, with an array of convenient pay-out options to meet business and consumer needs.

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500,000+ Agent locations, and 100,000 ATMs and kiosks around the globe
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In over 200 countries and territories
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We moved more than $150 Billion in principal in 2015 for our consumer and business clients
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Transacting in more than 130 currencies
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Reaching more than one billion bank accounts worldwide
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Completing an average of 31 transactions each second in 2015

What we do

We are a business centered on the needs of our customers, and over the years, we’ve invested and innovated to provide consumers and businesses with even more choices – in products, in services, and in how and where they can access Western Union when moving money across borders.

We connect
people

We move money for better, enabling individuals, families and friends to securely and seamlessly transfer money in the ways that are most convenient for them, whether that is walking into a retail location or using our Western Union website or app to move money in minutes.

Our customers use our services to send money to family members in nearly every part of the world, to provide support, recognize a special occasion, and enable entrepreneurship or education.

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We connect
businesses

As businesses have a growing need to move money around the globe and transact in different currencies, we’ve answered these needs with Western Union Business Solutions to help navigate the global economy, including solutions for International Payments, Risk Management, and Cash Management Solutions. We offer a wide range of industry-specific solutions that today help over 100,000 clients including financial institutions, educational institutions, NGOs, and small/medium sized businesses needing to make cross-border payments.

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Our purpose

We believe that when money moves, better things can happen. A business expands. A child goes to college. Emergency aid arrives when it’s needed. An economy prospers, an opportunity opens, a community heals and relationships endure.

Moving money for better means moving money for a better world –creating value for individuals, businesses and for society. To learn more about how Western Union creates a better world, download our corporate responsibility report here.

Western Union
Foundation

The Western Union Foundation with the support of The Western Union Company, its employees, Agents, and business partners, works to realize the Education for Better vision by supporting education and disaster relief efforts as pathways toward a better future.

Since its inception in 2001, the Western Union Foundation has contributed over $102 million to more than 2,500 nongovernmental organizations in 137 countries and territories.

The Western Union Foundation, is a separate §501(c)(3) recognized United States charity.

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Education
for Better

Education is one of the surest paths to economic opportunity and financial inclusion, which is why it’s both the Western Union Company and the Western Union Foundation cause of choice. Education for Better leverages Western Union services, cause marketing, advocacy, strategic philanthropy, employee engagement, and communications to support secondary and vocational education programs around the world.

Launched in 2012, Education for Better is our commitment to support education around the world in conjunction with the Western Union Foundation .

To date, we have moved over $7 billion in principal for education through Western Union Business Solutions and raised $60K through the consumer donation match initiative supporting UNICEF education programs for Syrian children. We’ve also supported one million days of schooling through our PASS initiative.

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Chain of Betters

Our vision of moving money for better sits at the center of the Chain of Betters initiative, empowering people to change lives and shape communities through small gifts that make a big difference.

Our Chain of Betters initative is live in over 140 countries and has helped fund various initatives in countries across the globe, from transforming the fortunes of a fishing village in the Philippines to using technology to connect parents in Europe with their son in China.

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Chain of Betters