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Western Union Business Solutions wins “Best Payment Product” at the Fintech Breakthrough Awards

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. --(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Western Union Business Solutions, a business segment of The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU), today announces that WU® EDGE, the company’s groundbreaking digital payments platform for small and medium sized enterprises, has been selected as the “Best Payment Product ” award winner from FinTech Breakthrough, an independent organization that recognizes the top companies, technologies and products in the global FinTech market today.

“We’re so pleased and honored to receive this public recognition of WU Edge and look forward to showing more businesses what we and our customers already know – that WU EDGE technology plays a pivotal role in making payments simple and fast for businesses worldwide while enabling them to seamlessly engage in global trade,” said Kerry Agiasotis, President of Western Union Business Solutions. “We worked hard to develop WU Edge so we are proud to offer this solution to our SME customers, thankful for their ongoing success and looking forward to continuing to support them in buying and selling goods and services at a global scale.”

The mission of the FinTech Breakthrough Awards is to honor excellence and recognize the creativity, hard work and success in a range of FinTech categories, including Lending, Payments, Personal Finance and Wealth Management, RegTech, InsurTech and many more. This year’s program attracted more than 3,000 nominations from over 15 different countries throughout the world. All nominations were evaluated by an independent panel of experts within the FinTech industry, including media, analysts, journalists and technology executives.

“We are thrilled to recognize WU EDGE as winner of the Best Payments Product award, and we congratulate Western Union on their FinTech industry recognition and leadership,” said James Johnson, managing director, FinTech Breakthrough. “In today’s economy, simple cross-border transactions are a critical part of taking advantage of the growing global marketplace. WU EDGE is impressive in its ability to deliver on that need, with not just the technology platform for seamless global payments, but also extensive management tools for insight and control throughout the payments process.”

About FinTech Breakthrough
FinTech Breakthrough is an independent organization with an awards and recognition platform devoted to honoring excellence in Financial Technologies and Services companies and products. The FinTech Breakthrough Awards provide public recognition for the achievements of FinTech companies and products in categories including Payments, Personal Finance, Wealth Management, Fraud Protection, Banking, Lending, RegTech, InsurTech and more. For more information visit

About Western Union Business Solutions
Western Union Business Solutions enables companies of all sizes to send and receive international payments and manage global cash flow, creating unique solutions tailored to suit their individual needs. It is a business unit of The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU), a leading nonbank provider of cross border payments, which offers Business Solutions services in over 30 countries. Clients are supported by a network of trading offices, strategic banking relationships and a global clearing network and can send cross-border foreign exchange payments in more than 135 currencies.

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. As of December 31, 2015, the Western Union, Vigo and Orlandi Valuta branded services were offered through a combined network of over 500,000 agent locations in 200 countries and territories and over 100,000 ATMs and kiosks, and included the capability to send money to over one billion accounts. In 2015, The Western Union Company completed 262 million consumer-to-consumer transactions worldwide, moving $82 billion of principal between consumers, and 508 million business payments. For more information, visit

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