Western Union

This is the Way the World Moves Money for Better

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We are a global leader in cross-border, cross-currency money movement. 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 2017, we completed more than 800 million transactions 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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550,000+ Agent locations, and 150,000 ATMs and kiosks around the globe
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In over 200 countries and territories
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We moved more than $300 billion in principal around the world in 2017
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Transacting in nearly 130 currencies
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The capability to send money to billions of accounts worldwide
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Completing an average of 32 transactions each second in 2017

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.

Western Union
Foundation

The Western Union Foundation with the support of The Western Union Company, its employees, Agents, and business partners, helps underserved populations connect to the global economy through the power of education.

To date, more than $113 million has been given to fund projects affecting more than 800,000 people in 137 countries across the globe, including humanitarian relief for communities in crisis.

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

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Education
for Better

The Western Union Foundation believes that education is one of the surest pathways to economic opportunity. Through collaborations with NGOs around the world, the Foundation has embarked on a five-year mission to connect 50,000 migrants, refugees, women and young people to the global economy by 2020 through demand-driven skills training and workforce enablement programs. The Foundation also offers a global scholarship program that helps put a post-secondary education in reach for in-need students studying in the STEM fields and business.

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