#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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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 five, ...

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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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