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News Releases Oct 24, 2016

Western Union Wins B2B Innovation of the Year Award with WU® EDGE™ Platform

LONDON, OCTOBER 21st, 2016 – Western Union’s B2B unit has won the prestigious Payments Innovation of the Year award for their WU®EDGE™ platform. The award was presented at the 2016 Payments Awards, held yesterday evening at the London Marriot Hotel Grosvenor Square.The digital platform, Enterprise Digital Global Exchange (EDGE), enables small and medium sized enterprises to trade internationally with confidence and ease. The platform launched earlier this year and now covers 13 key markets (UK, US, Canada, ... Read More

News Releases Aug 05, 2016

Western Union Business Solutions announced as Payments Award finalist

LONDON – 5th August, 2016 – Western Union Business Solutions is shortlisted for the B2B Payments Innovation of the Year award. The entry submission focuses on the WU EDGE, launched earlier this year in Europe. The new fee-free* network payment feature recently expanded to 51 currencies across 13 countries, with the speed of cross-border payments also increasing to allow transferring funds from buyers to sellers on the digital trading platform within minutes.The Enterprise Digital Global Exchange ‘EDGE’ is t... Read More

News Releases Jul 25, 2016

Western Union signs cross-border business payments deal with Manentia in Latin America

MONTEVIDEO, Uruguay, July 19, 2016 – Western Union Business Solutions (WUBS), a leader in global payment services, announced a multi-year collaboration with Manentia, to give banks and their clients in Latin America greater access to international payment services.The alliance will bring WUBS’ international payment infrastructure to Manentia’s banking clients, enabling them to access fast and easy international transfers in over 130 currencies. Banks using Manentia’s flagship virtual banking platform, Nazca... Read More

News Releases Jul 20, 2016

Western Union Announces Enhanced Innovation to Support Global Trade Technology Creating Borderless Economies for SMEs

LONDON—July 18, 2016 -- Western Union Business Solutions, a business segment of The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU) and a leader in global payment services, today announces enhanced capabilities to its WU® EDGE digital trading platform, including expansion of the platform’s fee-free* network, and availability into seven new markets: Hong Kong, Austria, France, Germany, Italy, Poland and the Czech Republic. Upon launch, the new fee-free* network payment feature will expand to 51 currencies across 13 countrie... Read More

News Releases Jul 20, 2016

Geoswift, UnionPay International and Western Union Business Solutions to Offer Tuition Payment Promotion for Students in US, CA, AU and NZ

HONG KONG – July 20, 2016 – /PRNewswire/ -- Geoswift, Western Union Business Solutions (a subsidiary of The Western Union Company) and UnionPay International have announced a joint tuition payment promotion for Chinese students studying in the United States, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.The promotion, starting now till Sept 30 2016, is open to UnionPay cardholders who have successfully completed tuition payment via PayTuitionNow portal (with card number starting with 62). The promotion offers complimen... Read More