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Western Union began as The Western Union Telegraph Company in 1855. Today, Western Union promotes global economic opportunity and growth by bridging gaps in the financial services sector. Their services includes business solutions, consumer-to-consumer money transfer, bill-payment services and stored-value options such as prepaid cards. Online, by phone, from more than 100,000 ATMs and through more than 500,000 Agent locations worldwide, Western Union aims to move money anytime, anywhere and any way our customers choose, helping consumers and businesses grow. Western Union's goal is to make their customers' lives a little better and meet their needs with a variety of products and services. Their commitment to customer service has made them an industry leader in global money transfer.

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Save on money transfers!

Western Union allows you to send or receive money throughout the world. Money can be transferred to a bank account or given as cash through locations or online. Check out our best tips to save below.

Send Money for Less with Western Union

Western Union is helpful when you need to get money to someone fast. They offer some great ways to save on fees and transactions for sending money to people in different areas and even different countries, a service that is available 24 hours a day on the website if you have an account. You can almost always find a great deal on money transfers, sometimes as low as free, but often for $1 or a lower rate. They also offer services to buy prepaid cards and to pay bills. Fee can vary based on how much money you are sending so make sure to check the fees before you do any transactions. If you sign up for an account, you’ll be notified of bonus offers, promotional offers or special deals they may be offering.

If you love Western Union and are happy with their services, you can earn a referral bonus for sending your friends there. They offer different incentives but you can earn as much as $100 in Amazon.com gift cards for the referral. Check out the fine print to make sure you follow the correct steps so that you get the referral bonus. Rewards may vary so make sure you check out what’s available so you know what to expect from your referral, and ask your friend to list your information. Referral Bonuses are a great way to earn some extra spending money and introduce friends to great businesses or products. I often refer people to the gym I go to and if they join, I get a free month!

Western Union offers a rewards program for people who frequently use their services. The program allows you to earn bonus points when you send a qualifying money transfer via online or in person at a participating locations. The former Western Union Gold Card rewards program has been rolled into the newer MY WU program. You can also check the website for any promotional deals that are part of the My WU program or they will be emailed to you when you register. The program offers a 90-day transfer history, provide communication on when transfers are picked up, and set up a list of frequent places or people that you send money to which can help save time when you need to do a transfer. You can use your reward points to earn everything from fee-free transfers to prepaid Western Union card.

Western Union Customer Contact Information

Phone: (800) 325-6000

Check out lots of FAQs on the Western Union Help Page


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