Compliance and Legal
Western Union Business Solutions is a business unit of The Western Union Company and provides services in France through its wholly-owned subsidiary Western Union International Bank GmbH, French Branch.
Western Union International Bank GmbH, French Branch (WUIB) (RCS Nanterre 750 938 094) has a registered place of business at Tour Manhattan, 5-6 place de l’Iris, 92095 Paris La Défense Cedex, France and is a branch of Western Union International Bank GmbH (registered at the Vienna Commercial Court, Commercial Registry Number: FN256184t, Sales Tax Identification Number: ATU 61347377, Registered Office Address: The Icon Vienna (Turm 24), Wiedner Gürtel 13, 1100 Vienna, Austria) which is a licensed credit institution supervised by the Austrian Financial Market Authority (Finanzmarktaufsicht).
Western Union International Bank GmbH (WUIB) qualifies as a financial advisor in the meaning of EU Regulation 2019/2088 on Sustainability related Disclosure Requirements in the Financial Services Sector (‘SFDR”). WUIB does not qualify as a market participant in the meaning of SFDR. WUIB neither issues, sells nor provides advice with regards to Financial Products in the meaning of SFDR.
Therefore SFDR rules addressing market participants and financial products do not apply on WUIB at the moment.
- Terms and Conditions
Please click here to access WUIB’s Terms and Conditions.
- Financial Services Guide
Please click here to access WUIB’s Financial Services Guide, which will provide you with general information about WUIB and the services it provides.
- Product Disclosure Statements
Please click here to access WUIB’s Product Disclosure Statement for Foreign Exchange Transactions. This Product Disclosure Statement provides you with a detailed description of the types and characteristics of the products and financial instruments WUIB offers as well as the associated risks and costs.
Please click here to access WUIB’s Product Disclosure Statement for Structured Options Products. This Product Disclosure Statement provides you with a detailed description of the types and characteristics of the Structured Options Products WUIB offers as well as the associated risks and costs.
- Deposit Protection Scheme
Please click here to access WUIB’s information sheet for depositors.
- Markets in Financial Instruments Directive
Please click here to access our information sheet on the Markets in Financial Instruments Directive and related Regulation.
- European Market Infrastructure Regulation
Please click here to access our information sheet on the European Market Infrastructure Regulation.
- Key Information Documents - OTC Financial Derivatives
Under MiFID II and EU Regulation no. 1286/2014 on key information documents for packaged retail and insurance based investment products (PRIIPs), WUIB is subject to strong transparency requirements in relation to its options products. For this reason, WUIB has prepared Key Information Documents for each product covered by PRIIPS. The Key Information Document illustrates the type of product and its characteristics, the hedging purposes, the advantages and disadvantages, the risks as well as the potential costs of buying and selling before the expiry and possible revenues in different market scenarios. WUIB invites you to view the KID related to each product, before negotiating any new operation.
- Forward Contract Fee Disclosure
Please click here to access WUIB’s Forward Contract Fee Disclosure document, which explains the costs and charges that may be incurred when entering into Forward Contracts with WUIB.
To file a complaint please visit the File a Complaint page.
Please click here to access WUIB’s Privacy Statement. This Privacy Statement describes how WUIB collects, transfers, uses, and discloses personal information that it obtains from you when visiting and/or using this website, or that WUIB otherwise collects in connection with enrolling or providing services to its customers.
- What is a margin call
Please click here to access WUIB's brochure "What's a margin call". This brochure provides basic information on margin call related to your net position.
- PSD2 Open Banking Solution
For Third Party Providers, please click here to obtain information on how to integrate with WUIB.
- Vigilance over transactions
In accordance with our legal obligations, we take account of national and international financial sanctions, specifically European regulations and American sanctions, targeting various persons and entities, as well as several countries throughout the world. Any transaction which directly or indirectly concerns a party or country that is subject to sanctions is stopped by our systems and flagged for approval. Some transactions may be postponed, refused or blocked by the authorities.
You can consult the following sites to see the lists of sanctions:
- French sanctions (in French only): http://www.tresor.economie.gouv.fr/4248_Dispositif-National-de-Gel-Terroriste
- European sanctions (in French only): http://www.tresor.economie.gouv.fr/sanctions-financieres-internationales
- American sanctions: http://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/sanctions/Programs/Pages/Programs.aspx
Furthermore, we inform you that every transaction passes through the United States and as such is subject to American legislation.
Lastly, owing to our commitments to our regulators to ensure complete transparency of information, any order relating to a party or a country subject to financial sanctions must include all the required information and no information must be knowingly concealed, excluded, modified or altered.