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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From Aleppo to Istanbul to Denver: “We had to get out for our children.”

For two years, a mother and her children huddled inside their dark home, only venturing out when it was absolutely necessary. And when they did, it was dangerous. Planes flew overhead, barrel bombs and missiles rained down, and snipers took shots from inside ruined buildings as those who were left scurried past the piles of rubble where homes, schools, offices and shops once stood. The following story, written for the International Rescue Committee (IRC) by freelance writer and IRC volunteer ...

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Save While You Travel

By Catherine Belandres, Western Union employee Money is notably one of the most important things to consider when traveling. Saving money for travel while paying your bills at home can be tough. But travel does not need to be expensive. You can travel on a low budget. Here are tips to make your dollar stretch while you travel! Walk Need to save money on transportation? Walking will save you money and allow you to see the country’s best spots ...

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Using your Money for Better

By Juan Alvarado, Western Union employee At Western Union, we “move money for better”; the service we provide helps families and people all across the globe get by, or even fulfill their dreams. But each individual is different, and every circumstance can vary. That’s why it is important to know what to do with the money we receive. One of these scenarios can be really close to you. Imagine you are a young person abroad, maybe you are studying, ...

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10 Affectionate Terms from Around the Globe

When Dr. Gary Chapman first published The 5 Love Languages: The Secret to Love That Lasts in 1992 he had no idea he was about to strike a national cord that would keep him on best selling lists for the next two-plus decades. Dr. Chapman argued that everyone communicates with a primary love language — a way in which they give and receive love with partners. The five languages? Quality time, gifts, acts of service, physical touch, and words of affirmation. Of those ...

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4 Vietnamese Foods to Keep You Warm This Winter

While mid-February weather is always frightful, beef pho is never not delightful. Vietnam’s capital – Hanoi – sits at the top of our list of up-and-coming foodie cities, so it’s no surprise that the Southeast Asian country is also home to some of our favorite, heart-warming winter meals. Cozy up with any of these traditional Vietnamese dishes for a solo night in, or brave the cold and treat yourself to one of the best bowls around town with friends. Either ...

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The Ultimate Stress-Free Travel Trends For 2018

The new year may have just begun, but it’s never too early to recharge your batteries – or start day dreaming about your next vacation. According to the Global Wellness Institute, in 2015 the wellness industry became a $3.7 trillion market, with $563 billion of that coming from wellness tourism alone. And while last year some made the most of business trips, we’re predicting that this year, travelers will be putting wellness at the very center of their itineraries. So, pack your ...

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Welcome. Bienvenido. 欢迎

Michael Hafer, SVP, Product and Marketing, Western Union North America That’s how our customers can choose to be greeted when they click on the Western Union US app on their iPhones and Android devices. Our mobile app is now available in Spanish and Mandarin, as well as English. That’s a welcome change for customers who prefer to make transactions or look up information on WU® services in one of these widely-used languages. Customer choice and convenience are among ...

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6 Things to consider when Traveling to Asia

by Juan Alvarado, Western Union employee   The unavoidable mix of sensations that anyone gets when leaving one’s country to another, may it be for traveling, studying, working or living, becomes 10 times stronger when the culture is completely different. If you live in the United States, Canada or the UK, the chances of you feeling as a fish out of water, are slim. The language and culture are similar enough that everything will feel more comfortable. To actually leave ...

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WU & WU Foundation Join WPDI for Uganda Visit

Western Union Chief Executive Officer Hikmet Ersek, Chief Compliance Officer and WU Foundation Board Chair Jacqueline Molnar, and Western Union Chief of Staff to the CEO Nicole Vogrin, visited the Kiryandongo refugee settlement in Uganda in December to see firsthand the work of the Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative (WPDI), a Western Union Foundation beneficiary. The visit culminated in the graduation of WPDI’s first class of Trainers of Trainees (ToTs), who will become the leaders that bring WPDI’s ...

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