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Western Union® signs up Française Des Jeux

Grégory Laurent, Country Director France Recently we announced our exciting new collaboration with Française Des Jeux (FDJ), the 4th largest national lottery in the world and a nationally recognized brand in France. We are coming together to offer innovative, quick and easy Western Union digital money transfer services across FDJ’s 31,000 local points of sale across France. From the second quarter of 2018 we will be enabling FDJ’s 26 million customers to send money to more than 200 countries and ...

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Western Union Wins Three finder.com Money Transfer Awards

At Western Union, our customers find us through a variety of channels. Tech-savvy consumers often search for reviews and comparisons on sites such as finder.com. Comparison sites can help consumers make informed decisions, based on a number of factors that may be important to them. This year, after being put through the rigorous methodology at finder.com, Western Union won three of the finder.com Money Transfer Awards — Most Convenient, Best User Experience, and Fastest Transfer. “Western Union is ...

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Mastercard & Western Union Explore Digital Model for Refugee Camps

Research indicates need to integrate access to goods, services and finances in digital format Purchase, NY and Englewood, CO – June 20, 2017 – With more than 65 million people around the world currently displaced from their homes due to political conflict and natural disasters, there is a growing need to find better ways for refugees to achieve self-sufficiency and become economic engines in their host countries. On World Refugee Day, Mastercard and Western Union announced a collaboration to explore the development of a digital ...

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Western Union Digitalizes: Money Transfers with App

Western Union, a leader in global payment services, announces further digitalization in the Netherlands with the launch of the Western Union mobile app. Mobile users in the Netherlands can now transfer money to Western Union agent locations for cash pick-up, directly into a recipient’s bank account, and into mobile wallets in more than 200 countries and territories around the world.   The Western Union app shortens and simplifies the customer journey, allowing senders to check current exchange rates and tariffs, ...

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What Expatriates Bring

As one of the world’s leading money movement companies, we understand the opportunity that comes when people and money move. We recently worked with the Economist Intelligence Unit to analyze how a number of important expatriate communities benefit their host societies. By understanding expatriate communities better, we can realize more value for society and the global economy. Check out the full EIU blog post and infographics on the research here.

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Over 2/3 of Women Aren’t Optimistic About Gender Equality

A new global survey has found that women of all generations shared similar views about the serious challenges preventing their societies from achieving gender equality. In fact, more than two-thirds of women around the world are not very optimistic that gender equality can be achieved in the next five years, and more than 30 percent believe gender equality is impossible.    Read more of the study: WU_Multi_Gen_Survey Executive Summary, March 2017 – Unlocking Gender Inequality and Education

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Putting the customer first, an interview Odilon Almeida

Western Union has transformed the way its customers move money across the world. The rare combination of a large physical and fast-growing digital network is giving customers a choice to send and receive money effortlessly: in-person in nearly every corner of the world, digitally, and via multiple payout options including cash, account, and card. Watch Odilon Almeida, Western Union Executive Vice President of the Americas & European Union, talk to Sky News about how WU puts the consumer first.   ...

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Western Union: Connecting more people across more channels with speed and ease

WU & Mexico: Growing together for more than 2 decades

MEXICO: Western Union’s winning omni-channel choice delivers for customers and has driven company performance in Mexico By Odilon Almeida, Western Union President of the Americas and European Union Western Union has grown together with Mexico’s international migration for more than two decades. As the number of Mexicans living in the United States and across the world has increased, and the financial ties between family members in the host and home country have multiplied, our company has been there ...

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Western Union Pioneers Online Money Transfer to Cuba

Despite its location just 93 miles south of Florida, Cuba has been somewhat isolated from the United States since 1959 due to strained political relations. Much of that has changed in recent years as the two countries have made major strides in to normalize relations with Cuba and its people. This new era of openness means new opportunities for travel, the exchange of ideas, and the chance for members of the Cuban diaspora to more easily send money to loved ones back ...

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