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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 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. Leaving the idea of expansion into Europe, Western Union took up the expansion of services in the U.S. market. In 1920, Western Union has implemented the world's first transmission of images over the ocean. In 1914 Western Union engineers invented the first payment card - a prototype of the modern credit card. 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). In the 1910-1920 years. Western Union is actively engaged in researching, innovating in the field of data transmission.


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Leaving the idea of expansion into Europe, Western Union took up the expansion of services in the U.S. market. In 1920, Western Union has implemented the world's first transmission of images over the ocean. 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.


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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. America was on the verge of civil war and needed a reliable connection between the North and South. On the telegraph market of the USA at this time were operated with six large companies: American Telegraph Company, New York Albany and Buffalo Electro-Magnetic Telegraph Company, Atlantic and Ohio Telegraph, Illinois & Mississippi Telegraph Company, New Orleans & Ohio Telegraph Company, and the brainchild of Sibley & Co. - The Western Union Telegraph. Transaction with Fexco has allowed Western Union to control directly more than 10 thousand points of service, which belonged to Fexco in 7 European countries (Spain, UK, Sweden, Ireland, Denmark, Norway and Finland). 1998 - the number of points of money transfers worldwide reached 50,000. The network of money transfers of Western Union is the world's largest. In 1933, by the Western Union Company were invented "singing telegrams". In the Western Union in the 30s of the 20th century worked 14 thousand couriers delivering telegrams.