Western Union Business Solutions
The Western Union® brand is globally recognised and represents speed, reliability, trust and convenience. As people move and travel around the world, they are able to use the services of our well-recognised brand to transfer funds. With access to over 135 currencies, and a global financial network spanning more than 200 countries and territories, we help companies spend less time managing their international financial transactions and more time growing their businesses.
Through our experienced foreign exchange dealers, our proven bank-to-bank payment platforms and international payment tools, and our comprehensive currency risk management solutions, we help clients to improve cash flow, manage risk, and seize global market opportunities.
With a 160-year history of connecting people, and over 140 years of experience moving funds around the world, Western Union has become an industry leader in global money transfers. Western Union Business Solutions was formed in 2009, when Western Union acquired Custom House, an award-winning industry leader with over 18 years of experience in international payments and currency risk management. Following the acquisition of Travelex Global Business Payments in 2011, the company has expanded to become one of the world’s leading non-bank providers of cross-border business payments.
We have approximately 2,000 employees worldwide, operating out of 82 offices, with locations and locally licensed affiliates in more than 30 countries.
In 2012, Western Union launched the Western Union® GlobalPay platform to address the big issues NGOs face today; to help get money where and when it’s needed the most in an efficient, secure and transparent way.