Western Union considers itself as a pioneer of technology innovation. Founded in 1851 as a telegraph business, then launching the first consumer-to-consumer money transfer service in 1871, to being the first to launch a commercial communications satellite in 1974.

Today, 30% of all transactions on our network relate to education payments. This is because we offer a range of digital solutions that enable education providers or EdTech companies the ability to simplify the complexity of receiving and making cross border/cross currency payments in +130 currencies across 200 countries worldwide.