Reasons why you should Travel

By Juan Alvarado, Western Union employee If you’ve read our blog, you know that traveling is important to us. We have insights on where to go in Asia, Central America and many other destinations, but maybe you are not a traveler, perhaps you don’t know what the fuss is about! If that is the case, then this article is for you! Here are the main reasons why I have traveled abroad. Hopefully this article can get you to ...

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Top 10 things to see in Costa Rica

By Catherine Belandres, Western Union employee Most of us study or work hard all year round. You deserve a treat for all your hard work! It’s time for you to relax and enjoy vacation paradise! Go to a country that makes you experience nature at its finest. It’s time for you to break busy city life. Time for you to go to the land of good life and serenity, the land of Costa Rica!  Here are the top 10 ...

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WU Foundation Funds Local Youth Programs with Assist from Denver Nuggets

In a special Denver Nuggets halftime presentation, the Western Union Foundation presented a $20,000 check to the Gold Crown Foundation, as part of its WU Assists promotion. Throughout the 2017-2018 season, the Western Union Foundation pledged to donate $10 for every assist made by a Nuggets player in a home game to the Gold Crown Foundation, which helps young people in our community become creative and confident leaders through enrichment and sports programs. “The Denver Nuggets have demonstrated commitment and teamwork this ...

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Career Development for Women in Compliance

By: Jacqueline Molnar, Chief Compliance Officer Western Union’s Women@WU program has a mandate “to create an action plan to promote women’s success at WU, through recruiting, mentoring, promoting, and measuring progress, while fostering a culture of greater inclusiveness.” That’s how our President and CEO Hikmet Ersek described our change program in his recent comments on International Women’s Day. One of the steps that we’re taking is the Women@WU Women in Leadership Intern program, ...

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Mobile Wallet Gains: Prominence for Remittances

Western Union provides fast and convenient digital capabilities, including the ability to send money transfers into billions of accounts. Becoming a digital leader in the industry requires innovation, listening intently to customers, and knowledge of the latest trends and technology. The money transfer digital space has seen the growth of mobile wallets, expected to hit high double-digit growth in 2020, according to GSMA’s State of the Industry Report. In 2016 alone, there were over 174 million active mobile money accounts in the ...

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Savings, made simple!

By Juan Alvarado, Western Union employee Most people know what’s like to be tight with money, whether because of a low income, or because there are loans to pay, and bills to cover. This magnifies when you have children to take care of. Have you ever asked yourself, where did the money go? The answer may surprise you. The moment you know exactly where each cent went, even if they went to a last minute candy emergency, you’ll ...

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6 ways to Meet New People in a New City as an Expat

By Catherine Belandres, Western Union employee Want to start a new life in different country? Move to a new city, but don’t know how to start? Why don’t we start with meeting new people? Moving to a new country is a mixture of excitement and fear. The beginning is always the hardest. Here are few tips that can help you meet new people! Find your community Before you move, research expat groups from the city or province you’...

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#TogetherWeSucceed for International Women’s Day

Today is International Women’s Day, a special day of recognition to celebrate the achievements of women and to highlight the fact that, despite major advancements, the fight for gender equality continues. At the Western Union Foundation, we know that gender equality flows from economic opportunity, and we believe that the surest pathway to economic opportunity is education. That’s why we work with NGOs around the world that teach women the skills and knowledge they need to succeed in ...

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Western Union Foundation Presents Nuggets “Court of Dreams” Experience

Denver West High School Basketball Teams recognized for commitment to their teams and studies This week, the Western Union Foundation presented the Denver Nuggets “Court of Dreams” experience, a once-in-a-lifetime chance to play on the Nuggets game court at the Pepsi Center, to the boys and girls varsity basketball teams from Denver West High School in Denver. The team was selected by the Denver Public Schools (DPS) Foundation and featured a diverse group of students from six area DPS schools ...

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Core Values and Relentless Risk Management

Key Fundamentals at Work at Western Union Transforming a global money transfer business with a physical presence in more than 200 countries and territories into a digital leader in the industry requires leadership and management discipline. It requires fusing the old and the new to maintain an equilibrium with customers who live between a digital and physical world. Western Union Global Money Transfer President, Odilon Almeida, oversees the company’s worldwide person-to-person money transfer business. Almeida leads the company’s omni-channel ...

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