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Western Union Digital Service Live in 40 Countries ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -Wednesday, May 10th 2017  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- 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...

Western Union Enables Money Movement Around the World with Launch of Bot for Messenger  SAN JOSE, Calif. -Wednesday, April 19th 2017  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU), a leader in global payments, today announced an innovative and compelling way for Facebook Messenger users in the U.S. to send money to more than 200 countries and territories across 130 currencies. The announcement was made at the F8...

 Western Union Advances Commitment to Global Refugee Crisis Launching Company-wide Global Initiative Supporting... NEW YORK -Tuesday, September 20th 2016 [ar] [fr]  

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- As a founding partner of the White House Call-to-Action for private sector engagement on the global refugee crisis, the Western Union Company (NYSE: WU), a leader in global payment services, today announced expanded participation. The Western Union Foundation has pledged a...

Western Union Joins White House Call-to-Action for Private Sector Engagement on the Global Refugee Crisis ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -Sunday, July 3rd 2016 [ar] [fr]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU), a leader in global payment services, announced its participation as a founding partner in the White House call-to-action for private sector engagement on the global refugee crisis. There are more than 65 million displaced people in the...

MasterCard, Western Union Join bKash to Make Cross-Border Money Transfers into Mobile Phones a Reality for 22 Million... DHAKA, Bangladesh -Monday, April 18th 2016 [ar]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Today, MasterCard, Western Union, bKash, one of the world’s leading mobile financial service (MFS) providers and BRAC Bank launched a new, international remittance receiving service in Bangladesh. The new service enables bKash’s registered customers to use their mobile...

Western Union Pays Tribute to Global Women Work-Force as World Economic Change Agents and Calls for Greater Recognition... ENGLEWOOD, Colo -Tuesday, March 8th 2016 [ar]

(BUSINESS WIRE) -- In honor of International Women’s Day 2016, The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU), a leader in global payments services, recognizes the contributions made by global women work-force in their communities – both in their adopted country as well as their homeland. The...

Western Union and Viber to Provide Cross-Border Money Transfer Capabilities SAN FRANCISCO -Thursday, February 4th 2016 [ar]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU), a leader in global payment services, and Viber, a leading mobile messaging app with 664M+ unique users worldwide, today announced an agreement to offer a fast and simple way to send money to friends and family virtually anywhere in the...

Western Union Cross-Border Platform Connects Consumers to over One Billion Bank Accounts SAN FRANCISCO -Wednesday, January 20th 2016 [ar] [fr]

(BUSINESS WIRE)-- The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU), a leader in global payment services, today announced its account payout network, a global capability that enables cross-border money transfers to be directed to bank accounts – has reached a new milestone, now connecting consumers to...