Western Union is a financial services company that specializes in international money transfers. It was founded in 1851 and is based in the United States.
Western Union is one of the world's oldest and most well-known money transfer companies.
Hiram Sibley and Ezra Cornell founded the company in 1851 as the New York and Mississippi Valley Printing Telegraph Company.
Western Union has over 500,000 agent locations in over 200 countries and territories.
The company's main services include money transfers, bill payments, and money orders.
Western Union's money transfer service allows customers to send and receive money quickly and easily.
The company also offers a mobile app for money transfers and bill payments.
Western Union has partnerships with banks and other financial institutions to expand its services.
The company has a global compliance program to prevent money laundering and terrorist financing.
Western Union also provides money transfer services for small businesses and online merchants.
Western Union has a history of innovation. It was the first to transmit stock prices by telegraph and the first to send international money transfers via telegraph in 1871.