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Sep 30, 2020 | News Releases

Western Union Business Solutions Joins the Symitar Vendor Integration Program

Symitar® enables Western Union Business Solutions to integrate with Episys® core processing solution

Western Union Business Solutions, the largest non-bank payments provider in the world, today announced that it has joined the Symitar® Vendor Integration Program (VIP) to access its single source enterprise-wide automation system. Symitar will enable Western Union Business Solutions to deploy third-party integrations  within its WU® GlobalPay platform for financial institutions simply, effectively, and efficiently.

WU GlobalPay for Financial Institutions integrates with Episys through SymXchange™, a service-based programming interface that enables third-party vendors and credit unions to access the platform’s core data and business rules. The integrity of data is maintained throughout any data exchange, because access to business rules and data is managed through a service layer that governs these interactions.

The certification of Western Union Business Solutions in Symitar’s VIP provides credit unions with access to web-based technology for pre-trade funds availability and auto-debiting, making it easy to add international payments to their product set. VIP enables credit unions to provide their members with international payment services by leveraging a proven, online, 24-hour global payments network that allows members to send money around the world to over 200 countries and territories in more than 130 currencies.

“We’re thrilled to join the Vendor Integration Program,” says Stephen Kuhl, Head of Financial Institutions and Strategic Partnerships, Western Union Business Solutions. “We’re committed to helping credit unions provide international services with as little effort as possible. Ultimately, this integration will benefit the end member as they will be able to access our platform 24/7. This can help them manage credit risk related to online international wires in an automated fashion.”

Symitar’s VIP takes the customer out of the middle, providing vendors with direct access to Symitar’s technical resources and test systems. VIP inclusion is not an endorsement of the vendor’s product.

About Symitar

Symitar®, a division of Jack Henry & Associates, Inc. (NASDAQ:JKHY), is a provider of integrated computer systems for credit unions of all sizes. Symitar has been selected as the primary technology partner by more than 800 credit unions, serving as a single source for integrated, enterprise-wide automation and as a single point of contact and support. Additional information about Symitar is available at www.symitar.com.

About Jack Henry & Associates, Inc.® 

Jack Henry (NASDAQ:JKHY) is a leading provider of technology solutions primarily for the financial services industry. We are an S&P 500 company that serves approximately 8,700 clients nationwide through three divisions: Jack Henry Banking® supports banks ranging from community banks to multi-billion-dollar institutions; Symitar® provides industry-leading solutions to credit unions of all sizes; and ProfitStars® offers highly specialized solutions to financial institutions of every asset size, as well as diverse corporate entities outside of the financial services industry. With a heritage that has been dedicated to openness, partnership, and user centricity for more than 40 years, we are well-positioned as a driving market force in future-ready digital solutions and payment processing services. We empower our clients and consumers with the human-centered, tech-forward, and insights-driven solutions that will get them where they want to go. Are you future ready? Additional information is available at www.jackhenry.com.