Western Union - the fastest and easiest way to transfer money to any corner of the world!
Western Union telegrams were transmitted through a store and forward message switching system. Early versions were manual telegraph systems. Later systems using teleprinters were semi-automatic, using punched paper tape to receive, store, and retransmit messages. Plan 55-A, Western Union's last paper tape based switching system (1948 - 1976), was fully automatic, with automatic routing.
Innovation, trust and convenience remain the hallmark of our business as we continue to position Western Union to compete in a fast-growing global market.
Millions of people trust Western Union to send money. There are over 486,000 agent locations worldwide in over 200 countries and territories.