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western union co (W3U) Details

The Western Union Company provides money movement and payment services worldwide. The company operates in three segments: Consumer-to-Consumer, Consumer-to-Business, and Business Solutions. The Consumer-to-Consumer segment offers cash money transfer services involving walk-in agent locations. This segment provides various options for sending and receiving funds, including walk-in and telephone money transfer, online money transfer, account based money transfer, direct to bank, and mobile money transfer services through a network of third-party agents using multi-currency and real-time money transfer processing systems. The Consumer-to-Business segment offers options to make one-time or recurring payments from consumers to businesses and other organizations, including utilities, auto finance companies, mortgage servicers, financial service providers, government agencies, and other businesses. It also provides various products, which give consumers choices as to the payment channel and method of payment, including Speedpay, Pago Fácil, Western Union Payments, and Equity Accelerator. This segment offers its services primarily through the phone and the Internet, as well as through its agent networks and select company-owned locations. The Business Solutions segment facilitates payment and foreign exchange solutions, principally cross-border and cross-currency transactions for small and medium size enterprises and other organizations, as well as for individuals. This segment provides its services through the phone, partner channels, and the Internet. As of December 31, 2013, the company had a network of approximately 500,000 agent locations in approximately 200 countries and territories. The Western Union Company was incorporated in 2006 and is headquartered in Englewood, Colorado.

10,000 Employees
Last Reported Date: 02/24/14
Founded in 2006

western union co (W3U) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, President, Director ...
Total Annual Compensation: $1.0M
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice Pr...
Total Annual Compensation: $405.0K
Chief Information Officer and Executive Vice ...
Total Annual Compensation: $500.0K
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and...
Total Annual Compensation: $800.0K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2013.

western union co (W3U) Key Developments

Western Union Forms Money Transfer Partnership with UAE Exchange

Western Union entered into an agreement with international money transfer retailer UAE Exchange to add the Western Union Money Transfer services in 14 UAE Exchange agent locations. The Western Union money transfer service has been activated in UAE Exchange locations in London, Leicester, Birmingham, and Wolverhampton in the UK, and Dublin in Ireland. Agent locations in Munich in Germany and Rotterdam in the Netherlands will follow soon.

Western Union to Launch Direct to Bank from US to Mexico

The Western Union Company announced it will launch international direct to bank money transfers to Mexico from the United States via the Grupo Financiero Banorte's UniTeller network. An agreement recently signed between Western Union and UniTeller, will allow Western Union customers in the US to send cash directly into qualifying bank accounts totaling more than 60 million individual bank accounts. The UniTeller network currently covers top banks in Mexico. Planned for launch in the first quarter of 2015, customers will be able to send international money transfers direct-to-bank from participating retail Agent locations, and directly from Western Union smart phone mobile applications from the US.

Bank of China Limited to Offer Western Union Money Transfer® Services at its Branches Throughout Mainland China

The Western Union Company and Bank of China Limited announced that the bank will offer Western Union Money Transfer® services at its branches and sub-branches throughout mainland China. The services, to be rolled out from January, are expected to allow consumers to receive international remittances at over 10,000 Bank of China locations in provinces and regions throughout mainland China. The two companies plan to allow Bank of China customers to receive remittances directly into their online banking-enabled accounts and at selected self-service kiosks. These services are expected to be introduced in 2015 and are part of Western Union’s omni-channel strategy that bridges the customer retail experience with digital innovation.


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