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Last $18.59 USD
Change Today +0.29 / 1.58%
Volume 6.6M
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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, and account based 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, and Western Union Payments. This segment offers its services primarily through the phone and Online, as well as through its agent networks and selected 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, 2014, 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: 02/20/15
Founded in 2006

western union co (WU) Top Compensated Officers

Chief Executive Officer, President, Director ...
Total Annual Compensation: $1.1M
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice Pr...
Total Annual Compensation: $565.4K
Chief Information Officer and Executive Vice ...
Total Annual Compensation: $509.0K
Executive Vice President and President of Ame...
Total Annual Compensation: $793.2K
Executive Vice President, General Counsel and...
Total Annual Compensation: $708.0K
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

western union co (WU) Key Developments

The Western Union Company and Western Union Agent Sogexpress Unveils Remittance Platform for Haiti

The Western Union Company and Western Union Agent Sogexpress have launched a new platform that reportedly enables the Haitian diaspora to use remittances to finance renewable energy products for families and friends in Haiti. The platform features a dedicated website that allows local customers and senders living abroad to pre-order the solar light kit of their choice at They then use their order number to complete payment at participating Western Union Agent locations around the world via the Western Union Quick PaySM platform. Orders will be fulfilled by Sogexpress in three to five working days. Western Union and Sogexpress' corporate commitments provide an ecological and viable solution to address Haiti's 'energy poverty' challenge. The two companies are key partners of the 'Klere Ayiti' 'Light-up Haiti' initiative made possible by technical assistance funded by the Multilateral Investment Fund (MIF), a member of the Inter-American Development Bank Group, and the US Agency for International Development (USAID), and provided by Arc Finance. The objective of 'Klere Ayiti' is to catalyze new commercial business models that will increase consumer access to clean energy in Haiti. The model is based on one piloted in a previous MIF-Arc Finance-Sogexpress project executed in 2012 to 2013. The remittance platform will add a new financing option to enable Haitians to access larger systems that have economic, health, and social benefits.

The Western Union Company Retail Pay-Out Now at 1,500 Agent Locations

The Western Union Company announced Agent ELTA - Hellenic Post, Greece’s Postal Authority, has activated its entire network – expanding Western Union’s retail cash payout of international and domestic money transfers to more than 1,500 Agent locations across Greece. Western Union Agent - WorldBridge Payment Institution (Paylink) with presence in major city centers and extended operating hours has expanded its payment locations to 650 out of 1,000 following activation a week ago. Western Union also recently activated in-bound transfers directly into Greek bank accounts from family or loved ones from 30 countries across North America, Europe, CIS and Asia Pacific. The activation of Western Union international and domestic transfers follows a new law issued by the Greek government, allowing money transfer operators to resume intra as well as in-bound transactions under special conditions.

Western Union Renews Agreement with Cash Money® in Canada

The Western Union Company and Cash Money have announced that they will be extending their more than 20-year relationship. Western Union international and domestic money transfer and money orders and bill payment services will continue to be available at more than 170 Cash Money Agent locations. Through these services, funds can be sent from Cash Money Agent locations to nearly half a million Western Union Agent locations in more than 200 countries and territories around the globe. The Western Union® global money transfer system offers Cash Money and customers true international connectivity via cross-border money transfers in minutes between consumers, and also from consumers to businesses within Canada. Western Union services also provide the trustworthiness and reliability synonymous with the 160-year old brand.


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