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When you want to send money to a friend or relative or buy a money order teaming up with Western Union is what makes it possible.

Whenever you want to celebrate a special occasion with family around the world, stop by your local Money Services and our friendly staff can help you make it happen.

Who is Western Union?

When a group of New York businessmen helped bring together the nation’s competing east-west telegraph systems in 1856, the Western Union® name was established. Even as far back as 1871, when its Money Transfer service was launched, customers could send money across the country using the ground-breaking telegram system.

Throughout the 20th century, the company continued to make technology that mattered. It played a key role in the AUTODIN system, which was used to send computerized information between United States military bases around the world.

Western Union looked after and helped the system grow. With its reliability and capacity to send information accurately within, AUTODIN was widely recognized as the forerunner to the internet as we know it today.

Although the telegram system was shut down in 2006, today Western Union® continues its mission to connect people around the world with more than 500,000 agent locations in over 200 countries and territories.

Western Union and Money Services

Together with Western Union®, we make managing your money simple - it’s been that way since we first teamed up during the 1980s.

Teaming up allows you to send money to friends and family within the US and overseas from your local Money Services.

You can also purchase a Western Union money order at your local Money Services and send it to a person or business - whether to pay bills or the rent. If you don’t have a checking account, or need to send money to someone who doesn’t accept checks, money orders are a great solution.

Sending money gets easier

Sending money is now even easier than before with Western Union going formless.

You won’t need to fill out any forms to send money - just set up your payment in advance using the Western Union app or visit Money Services with your details and cash.

If you’re interested in sending money with Money Services and Western Union, visit our send money page.

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