Western Union Global Network - 'We are Everywhere You Need Us to Be'

21 June 2007
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Western Union (Englewood, CO)
press release

Western Union, a leading provider of global money transfer services has served customers across the globe for over 150 years. For millions of people in more than 200 countries and territories throughout the world, the familiar yellow and black signs of Western Union are a symbol of trust.

In Africa, Western Union has a network of over 10,600 Agents in over 48 countries. Western Union’s cooperations in Africa ensure that money transfer services and products reach individuals, communities, and families in even the remotest of locations. With the vast African Diasporas in the US and Europe, this service is essential to meet the needs of Africans across the world.

Western Union choice services and products are available through its comprehensive and extensive network that operates hand-in-hand with reliable partners, including, banks, post offices, and retailers. The company’s strong ties with the best Agents on the continent mean that it provides the most convenient and reliable service to customers.

Western Union’s cooperation’s in Africa are aimed at twinning the best systems, processes and technology to ensure reliability and reach. Africa is a growing economy in the global market and such accessible services and product offerings are essential to competing in this space. Western Union is proud of its strong ties with its Agents in Africa and is determined to continue to foster and expand these relationships.


In Nigeria, Western Union closely works with the Agents Access Bank, FCMB, Ecobank, IBTC, Diamond Bank, First Bank, Intercontinental Bank, Oceanic Bank, Skye Bank, Zenith Bank, Wema Bank, GTBank, Unity Bank, and Sterling Bank providing money transfer services at over 1900 Agent locations.


Western Union prides itself on business excellence. The company aims to constantly meet and exceed customer’s expectations by focusing on best service quality, product knowledge and location visibility; in Nigeria and around the world.

Western Union’s Nigerian Agents, First Bank Plc, Ecobank, Skye banks and Oceanic Bank, are part of the Club 500 program – a Western Union Customer Service Excellence initiative started in 2003.


The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU) is a leading provider of global money transfer services.   Together with its affiliates, Orlandi Valuta and Vigo, Western Union provides consumers with fast, reliable and convenient ways to send and receive money around the world, as well as send payments and purchase money orders.   Western Union, Orlandi Valuta and Vigo operate through a network of more than 305,000 Agent locations in over 200 countries and territories.   Famous for its pioneering telegraph services, the original Western Union dates back to 1851.   For more information, visit westernunion.com.

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