Western Union has taken of 451st position in the rating Fortune 500 in 2009, having moved from 473rd line in 2008. Number of active holders of "Golden Card" of Western Union amounted to 9.5 million people worldwide. 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). The Western Union Company is a financial services and communications company based in the United States. In 2000 was launched the Web site westernunion.com, with which users from certain countries can independently transfer funds online. In 1933, by the Western Union Company were invented "singing telegrams". In the 80's of Nineteenth century, Western Union was repeatedly tried capture by the railroad tycoon Jay Gould. He worked with Alexander Graham Bell, inventor of the first phone. 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 1910-1920 years. Western Union is actively engaged in researching, innovating in the field of data transmission.
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Number of active holders of "Golden Card" of Western Union amounted to 9.5 million people worldwide. The Western Union Company is a financial services and communications company based in the United States.
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July 3, 1884 the company's shares were included in the calculation base for the newly created stock index Dow Jones Transportation Average. Number of active holders of "Golden Card" of Western Union amounted to 9.5 million people worldwide. Western Union offers one of the easiest ways for families and friends to send money and stay connected almost anywhere in the world. In 1995, First Financial Management was acquired by First Data Corp. (the deal amounted to $ 7 billion), and Western Union Financial Services became a subsidiary of First Data. In 2007 the company made 167.7 million transactions on money transfers between individuals and 404.6 million transactions between physical and legal persons.