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Western Union for more than 130 years provides money transfer services to its customers. In the early forties of the 20th century, Western Union has used the first time a commercial intercity microwave transmission system. In October 1871 the company has implemented the world's first telegraph money order. After a century money transfers have become a major source of income for Western Union. 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. Western Union incomes for 2007 have made $4,9 billion US dollars, and the quantity of transactions has made 572 million. The Western Union Company uses the most up to date technologies and its unique worldwide computer network that allows to carry out quick money transfers payments in more than 190 countries around the world. Money transfer is a matter of minutes, at any distance.


Western union sending money to South Africa

In October 1871 the company has implemented the world's first telegraph money order. After a century money transfers have become a major source of income for Western Union. 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 the early forties of the 20th century, Western Union has used the first time a commercial intercity microwave transmission system.


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In October 1871 the company Western Union began to provide money transfer services, drawing on its own extensive telegraph network. 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 1914 Western Union engineers invented the first payment card - a prototype of the modern credit card. The Western Union Company uses the most up to date technologies and its unique worldwide computer network that allows to carry out quick money transfers payments in more than 190 countries around the world. One of the common kinds of money transfer is a transfer via the international system of Western Union. On the market was placed about 765 million of ordinary shares of the company. On the first day trading on the exchange the company's shares rose by 3.3% and the cost was $ 19.96. In 1933, by the Western Union Company were invented "singing telegrams". 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.