The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU), a leader in global payment services, today introduced new fees for money transfers originating from the United States.
Consumers in the U.S. can now send up to $1,000 to Mexico, Central America, Dominican Republic and most of South America* for a fee of $8** from participating Western Union Agent locations, or online at www.westernunion.com.
“Western Union has a global brand known for trust, reliability, speed and convenience, and we continue to enhance our consumer value proposition across key markets,” said Victoria Lopez-Negrete, senior vice president and general manager, North America at Western Union. “With this new offer, we have a unique and compelling value proposition – competitive pricing and the convenience of a multi-channel shopping experience.”
*Except Suriname, Guyana and French Guiana
**Western Union also makes money from currency exchange.
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.