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You do not need to open a bank account, so you can send or receive money in any of the 170 000 service points of Western Union around the world. Leaving the idea of expansion into Europe, Western Union took up the expansion of services in the U.S. market. In 1866, Sibley ordered the engineers to develop a Western Union telegraph system of stock quotes in real time. The first offices of company were located in the Reynolds Arcade building in Rochester, New York. The sign above the main entrance to the building - The size of the commission fee for the transfer is charged according to the Western Union tariffs and depends on the amount of money sent. Western Union incomes for 2007 have made $4,9 billion US dollars, and the quantity of transactions has made 572 million. Before transition to remittances Western Union company rendered services on sphere of cable communication.


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In 1866, Sibley ordered the engineers to develop a Western Union telegraph system of stock quotes in real time. The first offices of company were located in the Reynolds Arcade building in Rochester, New York. The sign above the main entrance to the building - Leaving the idea of expansion into Europe, Western Union took up the expansion of services in the U.S. market.


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In 1884 Western Union has become a joint-stock company and was brought to the stock exchange. The company has entered in the first American stock index Dow Jones. In the early forties of the 20th century, Western Union has used the first time a commercial intercity microwave transmission system. Number of active holders of "Golden Card" of Western Union amounted to 9.5 million people worldwide. In the 30's of the twentieth century, Western Union has become the world's largest telegraph company. Most service points of Western Union work in the time convenient for customers throughout the week and throughout the year. One of the common kinds of money transfer is a transfer via the international system of Western Union. In 1879 Western Union left the telephone business after losing a lawsuit against Alexander Graham Bell - the patent holder on the phone. In 2000 was launched the Web site westernunion.com, with which users from certain countries can independently transfer funds online. Western Union has several divisions, with products such as person-to-person money transfer, money orders, business payments and commercial services.