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Western Union Announces Expansion of Global Real-Time Payments Network

Western Union (NYSE: WU) announced on Thursday the continued expansion of its Global Network for real-time money-movement and payments. Western Union reported that the Network has more than 550,000 agent locations across over 200 countries and territories (it now includes more than four billion bank… Read More

Western Union Launches “Digital Location” Feature for Sending and Receiving Money from Users’ Homes to Prevent Further Spread of Coronavirus

Global money transfer service provider, Western Union (NYSE: WU), has launched a new feature called, “Digital Location,” which allows users to send and receive funds from their own homes. Western Union revealed that it’s testing out the combined telephone and video service, which allows users… Read More

Western Union Launches Incoming Payments Solution For Legal Firms

Western Union (NYSE: WU) recently announced the launch of its WU Incoming Payments for Legal, which is geared towards small and medium-sized law firms to help manage the administration and foreign exchange volatility often associated with foreign invoices. According to Western Union, the new solution… Read More

Western Union & La Banque Postale Expand Digital Payments

Western Union (NYSE: WU) announced on Tuesday that it and La Banque Postale, the banking subsidiary of France’s postal services’ operator, La Poste Group, is now planning to expand its digital payments. Western Union reported that the integration of its global cross-border, cross-currency digital money… Read More

Western Union Partners with India’s Airtel Payments Bank to Process Remittance Services

Leading multinational payments firm Western Union (NYSE: WU) has teamed up with established India-based Airtel Payments Bank, in order to process remittance services. The partnership will allow Airtel Payments Bank clients to direct Western Union transactions into their individual bank accounts via the banking section… Read More

Western Union Announces Expansion of Bank Account Payout in China Through Du Xiaoman Financial Mobile App

Western Union (NYSE: WU) announced on Friday it has partnered with Du Xiaoman Financial (formerly fintech Baidu Finance) to launch Western Union international money transfers to be paid out in real-time into even more bank accounts in China.  According to the duo, the account payout… Read More

Western Union Announces Cross-Border Payments Launch in Japan

Western Union (NYSE: WU) announced last week it is launching its cross-border payment services in Japan. The company notably partnered with remittance company City Express to launch the service to enable global used-car customers to buy from BE FORWARD, which is one of Japan’s used-car… Read More

Western Union Announces Expansion of Real-Time Payment Capabilities

Western Union (NYSE: WU), announced on Monday it was expanding its real-time cross-border platform to accelerate international consumer, consumer-to-business and business-to-consumer payments to eligible accounts, cards, and digital wallets. “Globally recognized for daily cross-currency management and settlement via its vast retail network across 20,000 corridors… Read More

Western Union Announces Expansion of International Payment Services in Colombia

The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU), a cross-border, cross-currency money platform, announced last week it has expanded its international payment services to Colombia. According to Western Union, the services being expanded are between its Western Union Business Solutions division and Acciones&Valores in Colombia, to offer the WU GlobalPay for… Read More

Western Union Teams Up With Techstars to Launch First Accelerator Class

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The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU), a cross-border, cross-currency money platform, announced on Monday it teamed up with Techstars to launch the first class of the Western Union Accelerator Powered by Techstars. According to Western Union, the class roster of 10 early-stage companies reflects a… Read More

Western Union Business Solutions Forms New Partnership With European Online Lender October to Support International Expansion & Cash Flow Optimization

Money transfer service Western Union (NYSE: WU) announced earlier this month that its cross-border payments and foreign exchange risk management division, Western Union Business Solutions, has formed a new partnership with October, European lending platforms for small and medium enterprises (SME) to support international expansion… Read More

Western Union and Thunes Partner on Mobile Wallets

Western Union (NYSE:WU), an old tech cross-border payment company has teamed up with Thunes (TransferTo Mobile Financial Services Ltd) to enable Western Union customers to send funds directly into mobile wallets around the world. Thunes connects diverse payment systems so unbanked or underbanked users gain access… Read More

Amazon Launches New Payment Option For International Shoppers With Western Union

Western Union announced on Wednesday it has partnered with online retailing giant Amazon to launch a new payment option that will allow international shoppers to pay in person, in local currency where available, for their online purchases.  According to the duo, Western Union’s money movement platform… Read More

Ripple Admits Its Expedited Banking Network, xRapid, “Hasn’t Gotten There Yet”

For several weeks, the CEO of Ripple, Brad Garlinghouse, has been publicly calling out Bitcoin. The Ripple vs. Bitcoin rivalry goes all the way back to 2012, when Ripple’s founders developed the company’s services specifically to service the banks and cross-border remittance firms Bitcoin was… Read More

Western Union Continues UK Expansion: Retailer Debenhams to Now Offer Western Union Global Money Transfer

Western Union announced on Monday that retailer Debenhams will help it expand into the UK by now offering global money transfer to more than 200 countries and territories from 112 stores nationwide with travel money bureaux. According to Western Union, customers will have the choice to… Read More

New Online Lender Upgrade Hires Former Western Union Exec as General Counsel

Upgrade, Inc., the new consumer online lender launched by LendingClub founder Renaud Laplanche, has announced the appointment of John Dye as General Counsel. Dye migrates over to the Fintech firm from Western Union where he was Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Secretary of the… Read More

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