Western Union (WU) and Kroger have renewed their vows to give customers the ability to send and receive Western Union Money Transfer transactions across the globe to more than 200 countries and territories. Customers can purchase money orders and pay their bills at more than 2,300 Kroger Family of Store locations across 34 states.
The UK’s first supermarket bank has formed a new relationship with Western Union. The agreement also includes making Western Union’s consumer-to-consumer (C2C) money transfer services available in future Sainsbury’s Travel Money bureaux.
Microsoft-owned Skype users will now have to option to top up their accounts at more than 50,000 Western Union Agent U.S. locations. Western Union’s new Skype Credit is aiming for the banked, under-banked or un-banked.
Consumers now making Western Union transactions at kiosks in over 7,600 Walgreens and Duane Reade locations nationwide also have the ability to utilize the Apple Pay service.
Western Union expanded its global relationship with UAE Exchange, an international money transfer retailer, from North Africa and Middle East to securing retail presence in 16 major city centers in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Germany & Netherlands.
Western Union is hooking up with Grupo Financiero Banorte’s UniTeller network to launch international direct to bank money transfers to Mexico from the U.S.
Western Union announced the inking of an agreement to provide, for the first time, money transfer services to consumers in Angola. The deal, with the Angola Post Office, will be facilitating connectivity across the country, keeping its services relevant for years to come.
CardWeb’s CardExecs database today features Luella Chavez D’Angelo, Chief Communications Officer of Western Union. Western Union offers Vigo, Orlandi Valuta, Pago Facil and Western Union Business Solutions branded payment services.
Western Union has been recognized by Sears Holdings Corp. with a prestigious Partner in Transformation Award for 2014. Western Union received the award for creating a customer destination at Kmart stores, driving significant foot traffic. Many of the customers sending Western Union Money Transfer® transactions have also become valuable Kmart shoppers, creating a win-win for both brands. The award was recently presented at Sears Holdings’ 2014 Vendor Summit. Sears Holdings presents its prestigious Partners in Transformation award to a select group of companies that excel in supporting the transformation of Sears Holdings through innovation around integrated retail and the Shop Your WayTM program. Of the more than 30,000 companies that work with Sears Holdings, fewer than one half of one percent (.5%) receive the award.
Higher One financial services and data analytics to more than 1,900 colleges and universities nationally, announces the addition of the Chinese yuan to its international payments service, which is powered by Higher One’s partnership with Western Union Business Solutions. The yuan follows the recent additions of Korean won, added earlier this year and the Indian rupee, added last year. According to Open Doors® 2013 “Fast Facts,” students using the yuan, the won and the rupee represent more than 50% of international students in the U.S. “a constituency Higher One now serves through its international payments services. Higher One and Western Union Business Solutions are providing a streamlined solution to more international students than ever and at an exchange rate that is more competitive than what traditional banks offer.
The Western Union Company announced a film partnership deal with 20th Century Fox for its animated feature RIO 2. Western Union saw the partnership with RIO 2 which has a roster of beloved characters, a stellar cast, a rich and vibrant soundtrack, and is a sequel to the original smash hit film, as an opportunity to create a unique partnership between two iconic brands centering on a common theme in a fresh and creative venue. The partnership expands consumer reach for both companies with a collaborative global marketing campaign. The collaborative global marketing campaign with 20th Century Fox includes TV advertising, print, point of sale, online, out-of-home, and social media, with a consumer scratch and win game in the US.
Western Union and SunTrust Bank launched Western Union global money transfer and bill payment services at more than 1,500 bank Agent locations in the southeastern U.S. SunTrust clients and the general public can now pay bills or load prepaid cards via Western Union services, or send money to more than 495,000 Western Union Agent locations in 200 countries and territories from all SunTrust bank locations. Western Union services are offered in the U.S. through a strategically combined Agent network of nearly 46,000 banks, national retail and grocery chains, and independent locations. The company also offers its customers online and mobile phone access points in certain countries for money transfer services.