ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU), a leader in global payment services, today announced plans to launch an electronic wallet for clients of Western Union Business Solutions. The technology supported by hyperWALLET’s global payment platform will allow clients using Business Solutions’ Online FX platform to add and hold funds on balance for future use and enable them to make simple email payments to international recipients.
“This e-wallet is a huge leap forward for B2B payments. It will ease critical pain points for small and medium enterprises trying to compete on a global scale,” said Raj Agrawal, President, Western Union Business Solutions. “With faster, streamlined transfer methods, our clients will save on foreign exchange and spend less time managing payments and receivables, so they can devote more time to growing their business.”
The electronic wallet will launch in the US and Canada in the first quarter of 2012. Businesses will benefit from Western Union’s global compliance capabilities and hyperWALLET’s patented technology, creating a closed loop ecosystem enabling the reliable transfer of funds between senders and receivers.
Western Union Business Solutions enables businesses of all sizes to manage their international transactions, reduce risk, and act on market opportunities through various services including corporate FX solutions that include foreign currency payments, currency risk management consultation and industry solutions.
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. The Western Union, Vigo and Orlandi Valuta branded services are offered through a combined network of approximately 485,000 agent locations in 200 countries and territories. In 2010, The Western Union Company completed 214 million consumer-to-consumer transactions worldwide, moving $76 billion of principal between consumers, and 405 million business payments. For more information, visit www.westernunion.com.