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In the early 60s Western Union has put into operation transcontinental microwave system of data transmission via radio waves, completely replacing the web of telegraph poles and wires. Western Union for more than 130 years provides money transfer services to its customers. In October 1871 the company Western Union began to provide money transfer services, drawing on its own extensive telegraph network. Founder of Western Union Hiram Sibley was born in 1807 in Massachusetts (USA). At age of 14 has mastered the profession of shoemaker, at age 16 he left his native cityand moved to New York, where he went into wool carder. In the Western Union in the 30s of the 20th century worked 14 thousand couriers delivering telegrams.


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In October 1871 the company Western Union began to provide money transfer services, drawing on its own extensive telegraph network. Founder of Western Union Hiram Sibley was born in 1807 in Massachusetts (USA). At age of 14 has mastered the profession of shoemaker, at age 16 he left his native cityand moved to New York, where he went into wool carder. Western Union for more than 130 years provides money transfer services to its customers.


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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. In April 1851 companions registered in Albany New York and Mississippi Valley Printing Telegraph Company (NYMVPTC), which included founded two years before New York State Printing Telegraph Company. Number of active holders of "Golden Card" of Western Union amounted to 9.5 million people worldwide. 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. In 1860 the U.S. Congress arranged among the telegraph companies a competition to create a national line. The winner was Western Union. All you need for sending money via Western Union is to go to the nearest branch of Western Union, fill out the transfer printed form, show your passport and then send money. Separation of the companies had two objectives: first, to give Western Union the opportunity to develop more intensively, and secondly, to help First Data to return to its original activity (in 1992 the company separated from the payment system of American Express as an independent financial services company). Western Union has several divisions, with products such as person-to-person money transfer, money orders, business payments and commercial services.