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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
Interim Chief Financial Officer and Executive...
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

NetSpend and Western Union to Introduce Co-Branded Prepaid Card in the U.S

NetSpend announced that it has joined forces with Western Union to develop a co-branded prepaid card, available later this year. NetSpend and Western Union will jointly develop the co-branded card's custom features through NetSpend's proprietary, fully integrated payments platform, and plan to deliver the card through a portion of their combined distribution networks later this year. NetSpend maintains a network of 70,000 distribution locations and 130,000 reload points. Western Union offers its services in the U.S. through a network that includes banks, national retail and grocery chains and independent locations.

Western Union and Farmacias Launch Money Transfer Services in Mexico

The Western Union Company and Farmacias Guadalajara have launched Western Union global money-transfer services at more than 1,100 drugstore and retail locations throughout Mexico. Now, people living throughout the country have even more options from which to receive the support they need: They can visit any of these locations and pick up money sent from their family and friends throughout the world.

Western Union Mulls Acquisitions

The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) is seeking acquisitions. Khalid Fellahi, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Western Union, said, "Our current investments are such that we are already in an investment period, which means that probably we are more -- we have less margin than, now, a traditional business, because we are in the timing of the investments so we will continue investing. But over time, we see this as pretty aligned with our traditional margin that we have also on the retail side. But currently, we are still in the aggressive acquisition and aggressive investment."


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