Wal-Mart Shoppers to Benefit from Western Union(R) World-Class Network
MISSISSAUGA, ON and ENGLEWOOD, CO, Oct. 16 /CNW/ - The Western Union
Company (NYSE: WU), a leader in money transfer services, and Wal-Mart Canada
Corp., a leading Canadian retailer, today announced an agreement to provide
fast, reliable and convenient global money transfers and Quick Collect(R)
services to consumers in Canada.
With a national, chain-wide roll out scheduled for completion in early
2008, Western Union(R) services will be available effective today at select
Wal-Mart stores throughout the Greater Toronto Area. Wal-Mart Canada currently
operates 287 Wal-Mart stores coast to coast, serving more than one million
"Customers turn to Wal-Mart for convenience and value - and we are
constantly looking for ways to introduce new services at everyday low prices,"
said Trudy Fahie, Vice President Financial Services, Wal-Mart Canada Corp.
"Through this relationship with Western Union our customers can enjoy the best
overall value when it comes to choosing a money-transfer service provider."
Through Wal-Mart Canada, Western Union will offer consumers the ability
to send and receive Western Union Money Transfers(R) transactions to over 200
countries and territories. The Western Union Quick Collect(R) service enables
consumers to send payments for their mortgages, credit-card bills, as well as
car and consumer loans using cash or a debit card at Wal-Mart Canada stores.
"Wal-Mart and Western Union are brands consumers know and trust," said
Brian Fox, Vice President and General Manager, Western Union Canada. "Through
Western Union's world-class network of more than 312,000 Agent locations,
consumers will now enjoy even greater choices when sending or receiving money
transfers, along with the flexibility to send bill payments from locations
About Wal-Mart Canada Corp.
Established in 1994 and headquartered in Mississauga, Ontario, Wal-Mart
Canada operates a growing network of 293 outlets nationwide. The company
employs more than 70,000 Canadians and has been repeatedly ranked one of the
best companies to work for in Canada by human-resources firm Hewitt Associates
and Report on Business Magazine.
To view the recently published Wal-Mart Canada Corporate Values Report
About Western Union
Western Union, together with its affiliates Orlandi Valuta and Vigo, is a
leading provider of global money-transfer services, providing people with
fast, reliable and convenient ways to send money around the world, pay bills
and purchase money orders through a network of more than 312,000 Agent
locations in over 200 countries and territories. For more information, visit
For further information:
For further information: Daniel Diaz, The Western Union Company, (720)
332-5564, daniel.diaz@WesternUnion.com; Andrew Pelletier, Vice-President
Corporate Affairs, Wal-Mart Canada Corp., (905) 821-2111 ext. 4585,