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February 06, 2013

February 05, 2013

February 04, 2013

November 19, 2012

November 12, 2012

Western Union Partners with ChinaPay on Direct RMB Payments for Tuition

WesternUnion logo 140pxWestern Union announced its plans to expand its partnership with ChinaPay, the online and mobile payments subsidiary of UnionPay, to offer an integrated, co-branded platform that will allow universities to give incoming Chinese students the ability to make foreign tuition payments in their home country and currency.
“More students go abroad from China than any other country in the world,” said Kerry Agiasotis, Chief Commercial Officer, Western Union Business Solutions. “Over 1 million Chinese students studied abroad in 2011 and China is clearly an important market for universities globally. I am delighted that our partnership with ChinaPay will allow us to create a platform that will make it easy for them to accept local RMB payments in a timely and efficient manner.”

October 11, 2012

Payments Views - Local Knowledge, Global Payments

GP Logo Horizontal 140pxOver on Payments Views, Glenbrook's Elizabeth McQuerry has posted a new article, entitled "Local Knowledge, Global Payments" that explores the challenges and options available to U.S. companies that find themselves sending large volumes of payouts to app developers, affiliates, ad network participants such as bloggers and other content providers. She profiles Tipalti, a new player in this segment, and positions it against a number of better known alternatives.

October 02, 2012

September 27, 2012

September 18, 2012

Western Union, MasterCard Partnership Creates Largest U.S. Reload Network

WesternUnion logo 140pxWestern Union and MasterCard have announced that all cardholders with MasterCard rePower-enabled prepaid cards issued by any bank in the U.S. can now reload their cards at more than 45,000 Western Union Agent locations in the United States.
“Before you can use a prepaid card to shop online or pay bills, you must first be able to add funds to it,” said Mike Hafer, Senior Vice President, Global Prepaid, Western Union. “And it is easy to find a Western Union location and have the funds available almost immediately. Just visit your neighborhood Western Union location and you leave with the funds conveniently loaded on your prepaid card.”

September 17, 2012

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July 17, 2012

June 19, 2012

Western Union Launches Bill Presentment Solution for Smartphones

WesternUnion logo 140pxWestern Union announced the release of an enhancement to its Western Union Speedpay service designed to help billers meet growing consumer demand to receive electronic bills through smartphones and mobile devices.
“Our Western Union Payments Money Mindset Index shows that consumers, whose use of mobile devices is outpacing all other media, are looking for a wider range of payment options from billers,” David Shapiro, senior vice president, Payments, Western Union, said. “Western Union is dedicated to providing billers with robust bill pay solutions, while giving consumers a variety of user-friendly options to receive and pay their bills.”

The enhancement was developed with eBill presentment specialist, Striata, and operates across multiple platforms and devices, including Android, Blackberry, iPhone, iPad.

June 13, 2012

June 05, 2012

June 04, 2012

May 07, 2012

Western Union Launches Business Payments Wallet

WesternUnion logo 140pxWestern Union has announced the launch of its new business payments wallet for clients of Western Union Business Solutions in the United States and Canada. "The technology allows clients using Business Solutions’ Online FX platform to add and hold funds on balance for future use and enables them to make convenient email payments to international recipients."

April 24, 2012

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March 14, 2012

March 01, 2012

Western Union to Work with 26 Mobile Wallets Providers in 22 Countries

WesternUnion logo 140pxWestern Union has announced that the company now has mobile money transfer agreements with a total of 26 mobile wallet providers in 22 countries. "Twenty of these agreements are with mobile network operators, collectively representing over 285 million subscribers, while the remaining six are with banks and independents."

February 27, 2012

January 03, 2012

December 19, 2011

December 12, 2011

eBillme, a Western Union Company

EBillme logo 140px Judging from its website, eBillme has apparently become "a Western Union Company". Google date range searches indicate this happened sometime in the last six weeks. Things look like business as normal for eBillme buyers and sellers.

December 01, 2011

Western Union Launches Prepaid Platform in Europe

WesternUnion logo 140pxWestern Union has announced today that it is extending its prepaid card platform to the United Kingdom with the launch of both the Western Union MasterCard® Gift Card and the Western Union GoCash Service. "The launch marks the first international extension of Western Union’s prepaid program outside of the United States with further expansion planned in coming months to Asia, Latin America and additional European countries."

November 29, 2011

MasterCard and Western Union Partner on Electronic Payments

WesternUnion logo 140px MasterCard logo 140px MasterCard and Western Union have announced a global agreement to cooperate on prepaid cards and money transfers.
MasterCard and Western Union have been working together to provide prepaid card services for the past year. The expanded global relationship makes MasterCard the preferred brand for Western Union-sponsored prepaid programs around the world and makes Western Union the preferred money transfer service for MasterCard. Consumers will have access to a global network to transfer and load funds onto prepaid cards. Western Union and MasterCard prepaid cardholders will be able to reload their prepaid cards at MasterCard rePower locations as well as at participating Western Union® Agent locations.
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