Last $17.09 USD
Change Today +0.13 / 0.77%
Volume 1.9M
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western union co (WU) Snapshot

Open
$16.98
Previous Close
$16.96
Day High
$17.10
Day Low
$16.87
52 Week High
11/28/14 - $18.66
52 Week Low
04/17/14 - $14.60
Market Cap
8.9B
Average Volume 10 Days
4.7M
EPS TTM
$1.45
Shares Outstanding
522.6M
EX-Date
12/12/14
P/E TM
11.8x
Dividend
$0.50
Dividend Yield
2.95%
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western union co (WU) 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 (WU) 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 (WU) Key Developments

The Western Union Company Announces Plans to Launch International Direct to Bank Money Transfers to Mexico from the US

The Western Union Company announced that it will launch international direct to bank money transfers to Mexico from the US 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.

The Western Union Company Expands in Europe Through UAE Exchange

The Western Union Company expanded its relationship with UAE Exchange, in an effort to strengthen its presence across 16 cities in the UK, Ireland, Germany and the Netherlands. Fourteen UAE Exchange's Agent locations in major cities of London, Leicester, Birmingham and Wolverhampton (UK) and Dublin, (Ireland) have been activated to service customers wishing to send money using Western Union Money Transfer services with multi-channel pay-out options in receiving countries. Agent locations in Munich (Germany) and Rotterdam (Netherlands) will follow soon. The services include cash-pay out in more than 200 countries and territories, Direct-to-Bank to 40 countries including India, China, Nigeria, Pakistan, Australia and Japan and Direct-to-Mobile-wallet in 10 countries including Philippines, Bangladesh, Kenya, Afghanistan and Indonesia.

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.

 

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