Western Union Berhasil Mencapai 500.000 Lokasi Agen

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JAKARTA, Indonesia, 25 April 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia-AsiaNet/ —

Perusahaan Mengumumkan Komitmen Senilai US$500.000 untuk Mendanai Program
Pengembangan Ekonomi dan Kewirausahaan di New York City, China, India, Meksiko
dan Filipina

Perusahaan Western Union (NYSE: WU), pemimpin dalam layanan pembayaran
global, hari ini mengumumkan telah membuka lokasi Agen ke-500.000 di mana ia
memberikan portofolio luas jasa keuangannya. Jaringan ini meliputi lebih dari
200 negara dan wilayah, dan merupakan pusat strategi Western Union untuk
menyediakan layanan keuangan utama — baik berbasis tunai, kartu atau digital
— untuk konsumen dan perusahaan yang kurang terlayani di seluruh dunia.

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Untuk memperingati peristiwa tersebut, Western Union mengumumkan komitmen
senilai US$500.000 untuk mendanai program pengembangan ekonomi dan
kewirausahaan di New York City, China, India, Meksiko dan Filipina selama lima
tahun.

Para pejabat yang menghadiri acara Western Union tersebut di antaranya:
Ibu Liu Yi, Penasihat bidang Komersial, Konsulat Jenderal Republik Rakyat China
di New York; Duta Besar Prabhu Dayal, Konsul Jenderal Republik India di New
York; Yang Mulia Carlos M. Sada Solana, Konsul Jenderal Meksiko di New York;
Yang Mulia Mario Lopez de Leon, Jr., Konsul Jenderal Republik Filipina di New
York; Seth W. Pinsky, Presiden, New York City Economic Development Corporation;
dan Fatima Shama, Komisaris, Kantor Walikota Bidang Imigran di New York City.

Lokasi ke-500.000 Western Union di Freedom News di New York City. Bisnis
ini dimiliki oleh Deepak Patel dari India, yang berimigrasi ke Amerika Serikat
pada tahun 1986 dalam mengejar kehidupan yang lebih baik. Setelah bekerja larut
malam, kadang-kadang bergilir 24-jam di kios koran di jaringan kereta bawah
tanah New York City, hari ini Deepak mewujudkan impiannya, memiliki beberapa
toko eceran di New York.

Dengan melengkapi bisnis inti pengiriman uangnya, Western Union juga
penyedia non-bank terkemuka pembayaran bisnis lintas batas, kebanyakan untuk
usaha kecil dan menengah (UKM). Pasar pembayaran bisnis lintas-batas UKM
internasional diperkirakan bernilai US$24 miliar.

Hikmet Ersek, Presiden dan CEO Western Union berkata, “Western Union cepat
berubah. Dengan mengandalkan dasar-dasar global kuat kami — yakni merek,
jaringan Agen dan keahlian peraturan kami — kami menciptakan organisasi yang
lebih dinamis dan rangkaian produk yang berfokus pada pasar yang kurang
terlayani — konsumen dan perusahaan ekonomis yang kebutuhan jasa keuangannya
belum terpenuhi oleh segmen lain dalam industri.”

“Visi kami adalah mendirikan satu juta kantor pelayanan Western Union —
di setiap negara di mana siapa pun, di mana pun dapat mengirim uang, membayar
tagihan, memperoleh dan mengisi ulang kartu prabayar atau mengambil dana yang
dikirim melalui telepon umum Western Union atau Internet. Kami percaya akses ke
jasa keuangan bukanlah barang mewah, itu suatu keharusan,” simpul Ersek.

Pengiriman uang memberi kontribusi terhadap stabilitas ekonomi di seluruh
dunia, dengan berfungsi sebagai sumber penting modal asing di banyak negara.
Western Union adalah pemimpin dalam aliran sumber daya lintas-batas tahunan
senilai US$416 miliar ini (Catatan 1), dengan menyelesaikan transaksi antar
konsumen senilai 226 juta di seluruh dunia, memindahkan dana sebesar US$81
miliar antara konsumen, dan menyelesaikan pembayaran bisnis senilai 425 juta
pada tahun 2011.

Selama lebih dari 160 tahun, papan nama Western Union yang sudah dikenal
merupakan simbol terpercaya untuk menghubungkan teman, keluarga dan perusahaan
di seluruh dunia. Western Union didirikan pada tahun 1851 sebagai New York and
Mississippi Valley Printing Telegraph Company. Perusahaan ini berganti nama
menjadi Western Union pada tahun 1856 untuk menandai konsolidasi beberapa
saluran telegraf dalam apa yang saat itu merupakan jangkauan sistem telegraf di
Amerika yang sebagian besar ke bagian Barat benua tersebut. Western Union
pertama kali memperkenalkan pengiriman uang pada tahun 1871.

Catatan 1: AITE, “Pengiriman Uang Lintas-Batas ke Konsumen: Sebuah
Pembaruan,” Juli 2011.

Tentang Western Union

Perusahaan Western Union (NYSE: WU) adalah pemimpin dalam layanan
pembayaran global. Bersama dengan jasa pembayaran bermerek Vigo, Orlandi
Valuta, Pago Facil dan Western Union Business Solutions-nya, Western Union
memberi konsumen dan perusahaan cara cepat, handal dan nyaman untuk mengirim
dan menerima uang di seluruh dunia, untuk mengirim pembayaran dan membeli
pesanan uang. Pada tanggal 31 Maret 2012, jasa bermerek Western Union, Vigo dan
Orlandi Valuta ditawarkan melalui jaringan gabungan sekitar 495.000 lokasi agen
di 200 negara dan wilayah. Pada tahun 2011, Perusahaan Western Union
menyelesaikan transaksi antar konsumen senilai 226 juta di seluruh dunia,
mengirimkan dana sebesar US$81 miliar antara konsumen, dan menyelesaikan
pembayaran bisnis senilai 425 juta. Untuk informasi lebih lanjut, kunjungi
www.westernunion.com.

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Untuk informasi lebih lanjut, silakan hubungi Western Union:
Pia De Lima: +852-9261-8155;
pia.delima@westernunion.com

Connie Yip: +852-6392-6221;
connie.yip@westernunion.com

SUMBER: Western Union


Western Union Reaches 500,000 Agent Location Milestone

JAKARTA, Indonesia, April 25, 2012 /PRNewswire-Asia-AsiaNet/ —

Company Announces US$500,000 Commitment to Fund Economic Development and Entrepreneurship Programs in New York City, China, India, Mexico and the Philippines

The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU), a leader in global payment services, today announced it has opened the 500,000th Agent location through which it provides its expanding portfolio of financial services. The network spans more than 200 countries and territories, and is a centerpiece of Western Union’s strategy to provide mainstream financial services — either cash, card or digitally-based — to underserved consumers and businesses globally.

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To commemorate the occasion, Western Union announced a US$500,000 commitment to fund economic development and entrepreneurship programs in New York City, China, India, Mexico and the Philippines over a five-year period.

Attending the Western Union event included: Ms. Liu Yi, Commercial Counselor, Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in New York; Ambassador Prabhu Dayal, Consul General of the Republic of India in New York; the Hon. Carlos M. Sada Solana, Consul General of Mexico in New York; the Hon. Mario Lopez de Leon, Jr., Consul General of the Republic of the Philippines in New York; Seth W. Pinsky, President, New York City Economic Development Corporation; and Fatima Shama, Commissioner, Mayor’s Office for Immigrant Affairs, New York City.

Western Union’s 500,000th location is Freedom News in New York City. The business is owned by Deepak Patel from India, who migrated to the United States in 1986 in pursuit of a better life. Having worked late nights, sometimes 24-hour shifts across newsstands in the New York City subway system, today Deepak is living his dream, owning multiple retail stores in New York.

Complementing its core money transfer business, Western Union also is the leading non-bank provider of cross-border business payments, for mostly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). The estimated international SME cross-border business payments market is US$24 billion.

Hikmet Ersek, President and CEO Western Union said, “Western Union is changing quickly. Building on our strong global fundamentals — our brand, Agent network and regulatory expertise — we are creating a more dynamic organization and product set focused on the underserved market — economically viable consumers and businesses whose financial services needs are not being met fully by other segments of the industry.”

“Our vision is to establish one million Western Union touch points — in every corner of the globe where anyone, anywhere can send a money transfer, pay bills, obtain and reload a prepaid card or pick up funds sent through a Western Union yellow phone or the Internet. We believe access to financial services is not a luxury, it’s a necessity,” concluded Ersek.

Remittances contribute to economic stability around the world, by serving as a critical source of foreign capital in many countries. Western Union is a leader in this US$416 billion annual cross-border flow (Note 1) of resources, completing 226 million consumer-to-consumer transactions worldwide, moving US$81 billion of principal between consumers, and completing 425 million business payments in 2011.

For more than 160 years, the familiar signs of Western Union have stood as a trusted symbol for connecting friends, family and businesses around the world. Western Union was founded in 1851 as the New York and Mississippi Valley Printing Telegraph Company. The company changed its name to Western Union in 1856 to mark the consolidation of several telegraph lines in what was then the Western-most reaches of the American telegraph system. Western Union first introduced money transfer in 1871.

Note 1: AITE, “Cross-Border Consumer Money Transfers: An Update,” July 2011.

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 March 31, 2012, the Western Union, Vigo and Orlandi Valuta branded services were offered through a combined network of approximately 495,000 agent locations in 200 countries and territories. In 2011, The Western Union Company completed 226 million consumer-to-consumer transactions worldwide, moving US$81 billion of principal between consumers, and completed 425 million business payments. For more information, visit www.westernunion.com.

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For further information please call Western Union:
Pia De Lima: +852-9261-8155;
pia.delima@westernunion.com

Connie Yip: +852-6392-6221;
connie.yip@westernunion.com

SOURCE: Western Union