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Western Union Expansion Continues with WU.com Online Money Transfer Capabilities Launched in Four European Countries

14.12.2015 13:00 | Business Wire

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The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU), a leader in global payment services, today announced the launch of new transactional websites in Bulgaria, Croatia, Romania and Slovenia. With these new introductions, Western Union now has online transactional services in 33 countries, enabling consumers to send money to more than 200 countries and territories.

“Western Union continues to expand its online transactional network worldwide,” said Khalid Fellahi, senior vice president and general manager, Western Union. “From this foundation, we believe we are very competitive, offering a strong value proposition and a global scale.”

Consumers across these countries can now send fast, convenient and reliable Western Union Money Transfer® transactions simply by visiting the website or the country’s agent locations:

This year alone, the company has announced nine new online transactional sites; new mobile money transfer launches with MTN in Rwanda and the Ivory Coast as well as with Tigo in Rwanda; new connections to ATMs in Poland; new self-service kiosks with WHSmith in the U.K., and new card and ATM-based receive services through MasterCard in Romania.

In addition, the company just last week introduced a new mobile application (“app”) in France. Consumers in France can now send money using a variety of devices, including Android and iOS, to more than 200 countries and territories, enabling them to send money quickly and conveniently, when and where they choose.

The Western Union® cross border platform enables an industry-leading pay-in, pay-out capability that leverages technology, foreign exchange conversion, data management, as well as regulatory, compliance and anti-money laundering (AML) infrastructure, to expedite efficient and timely money movement almost anywhere in the world.

Customers can continue to use the extensive Western Union retail Agent network to send or receive money. In addition, consumers can send money and receivers can opt to direct the funds into an account or into a mobile wallet with select Western Union mobile money providers. Through these channels, Western Union addresses the needs of its customers by giving them easy ways, via digital and retail channels, to send funds whenever, and to nearly wherever they desire.

For more information on Western Union’s global retail and digital1 capabilities, including mobile applications and mobile money transfer services, please visit www.WesternUnion.com.

1 Digital refers to WU.com and mobile money transfer channels

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 September 30, 2015, the Western Union, Vigo and Orlandi Valuta branded services were offered through a combined network of over 500,000 agent locations in 200 countries and territories and over 100,000 ATMs and kiosks, and included the capability to send money to hundreds of millions of accounts. In 2014, The Western Union Company completed 255 million consumer-to-consumer transactions worldwide, moving $85 billion of principal between consumers, and 484 million business payments. For more information, visit www.WesternUnion.com.

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Contact information

Western Union Media Contacts
Global:
Brad Jones, 1-720-332-1262
Bradley.Jones@westernunion.com
or
Europe:
Sabine Fischer, +43 (0) 1 5013 4535
sabine.fischer@westernunion.com (Austria)

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