The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU), a leader in global payment services, announced today a milestone of more than 15,000 billers in its U.S. walk-in payments service network.
The Western Union biller network provides consumers the ability to make utility, mortgage, auto loan, credit card and insurance bill payments at over 45,000 Western Union® Agent locations. The service is also available online at www.westernunion.com.
“The Western Union walk-in payment solution supports our Agents in delivering products, capabilities and technologies to better serve consumers and provide the optimal customer experience that includes flexible payment delivery speeds and no forms to fill out,” said David Shapiro, senior vice president payments, Western Union.
According to a recent report published by Mercator Advisory Group, one of the main benefits of this service is convenience. Instead of relying on traditional mail service or the Internet, customers would rather visit a location near their home or place of work where they can make a payment and instantly receive a receipt showing that they have paid. This convenience factor allows consumers to manage their money more closely.¹
For more information on Western Union Payments, visit payments.westernunion.com.
About Western Union
The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU) is a leader in global payment services. Together with its Vigo, Orlandi Valuta, Pago Facil and Western Union Business Solutions branded payment services, Western Union provides consumers and businesses with fast, reliable and convenient ways to send and receive money around the world, to send payments and to purchase money orders. As of September 30, 2012, the Western Union, Vigo and Orlandi Valuta branded services were offered through a combined network of approximately 510,000 agent locations in 200 countries and territories. In 2011, The Western Union Company completed 226 million consumer-to-consumer transactions worldwide, moving $81 billion of principal between consumers, and 425 million business payments. For more information, visit www.westernunion.com.
¹Third-Party Walk In Bill Payments in the United States, July 2012, Mercator Advisory Group