Western Union Digital Service Live in 40 Countries

  Western Union Digital Service Live in 40 Countries

 US, Canada and major parts of Europe Now Fully Digital Enabled with Western
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Business Wire

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- May 10, 2017

The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU), a leader in global payments, today
announced that it has further strengthened its global digital money transfer
footprint, with the activation of its 40th wu.com transactional website, now
providing full digital access for cross-border person-to-person (P2P) money
transfer services across major developed nations including the US, Canada and
major parts of Europe*.

Wu.com is also active in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and the United Arab
Emirates. Western Union plans to continue to expand its digital presence
across Asia Pacific, the Middle East and Latin America and the Caribbean in
the next phase of its online expansion, augmenting the company’s retail Agent
footprint in more than 200 countries and territories.

“The continuous advancement of our digital innovation over the past several
years allows us to stay ahead of the needs of the modern money mover, and we
are serving them across a multitude of currencies, languages and borders,”
said Odilon Almeida, President of Western Union Global Money Transfer. “Our
customers want different options to send and receive money around the globe,
and our ability to bridge their digital and physical worlds – whether it is
bank-to-bank, through web, app to cash or cash to cash – through our fast,
reliable and convenient digital and retail cross-border money transfer
platform, is Western Union’s key differentiator.”

According to the World Bank, while more than 75 percent of cross-border P2P
transfers are sent into developing countries, people send money from nearly
every country in the world. Western Union’s digital expansion provides further
choice not only to consumers who may have migrated and are working and living
in their host countries, but also to a new generation of consumers who live in
their home countries and need to move money in an increasingly globalized
world. These consumers send money for a variety of reasons, such as their
child’s international college tuition, to scale up their small business, to
fund travel and tourism, to buy goods and services, or for gifting purposes.

Digital-initiated money transfer remains a high growth area and is expected to
be the major driver of overall market growth in the coming years. With over
$340 million of westernunion.com money transfer revenue in 2016, Western Union
is well poised to continue to meet the increasing consumer demand.

In Q1 2017, more than 60 percent of wu.com transactions were initiated on a
mobile device. This digital ramp-up follows the recent launches of Apple Pay
as a funding method for digital users in the U.S., and Western Union’s money
transfer bot for Messenger, which enables users in the U.S. to make
international money transfers without leaving the Messenger app.

For more information, visit the Western Union newsroom at

(*) WU.com is live in the following countries: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria,
Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany,
Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania,
Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia,
Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, United Kingdom,
Canada, United States, Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, United Arab


About Western Union

The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU) is a leader in global payment services.
Together with its Vigo, Orlandi Valuta, Pago Facil and Western Union Business
Solutions branded payment services, Western Union provides consumers and
businesses with fast, reliable and convenient ways to send and receive money
around the world, to send payments and to purchase money orders. As of March
31, 2017, the Western Union, Vigo and Orlandi Valuta branded services were
offered through a combined network of over 550,000 agent locations in 200
countries and territories and over 100,000 ATMs and kiosks, and included the
capability to send money to billions of accounts. In 2016, The Western Union
Company completed 268 million consumer-to-consumer transactions worldwide,
moving $80 billion of principal between consumers, and 523 million business
payments. For more information, visit www.westernunion.com.

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