Payment systems are one of basic elements of infrastructure of e-commerce. Western Union has taken of 451st position in the rating Fortune 500 in 2009, having moved from 473rd line in 2008. Leaving the idea of expansion into Europe, Western Union took up the expansion of services in the U.S. market. Western Union incomes for 2007 have made $4,9 billion US dollars, and the quantity of transactions has made 572 million. In October 2006 the company made an initial public offering of shares on the New York Stock Exchange, becoming independent from First Data company. In the Western Union in the 30s of the 20th century worked 14 thousand couriers delivering telegrams.