More than 2 billion people have no access to basic banking services*. This limits individual and community development. And, it limits access to help in times of crisis.
We've partnered with the Clinton Global Initiative to address a serious challenge for NGOs: getting money where it's needed most, when it's needed most. Since 2013 NGOs have sent $2.3 billion USD using our NGO services.
Your money takes a more direct route. It passes through fewer intermediaries, reducing your costs.
No software to install. Nothing to integrate. It's simple to get started.
Quickly distribute cash to over 190 countries right from your computer. Make wire payments in 130 currencies.
Reduce your foreign exchange costs by planning ahead and pre-purchasing foreign currencies.
Respond to crisis faster than ever before, even when you're sending funds to regions without banks.
Use the world's largest network for fund distribution with services and pricing tailor-made for NGOs.
Know where your funds are at all times, even as they make their way to remote regions.
"High exchange rates meant that instead of helping, say, 100 children, we might only be able to help ten. This is why we work with Western Union - to ensure our currency exchanges are dealt with in a fair way without corruption." Christian Hosmann, CEO, SOS Children’s Villages Switzerland
In 2012 Western Union made a commitment to the Clinton Global Initiative to help NGOs easily send funds where they are most needed, including the world's most challenging and remote regions. We created a specialised offering to give these organisations access to the world's largest financial network. Since 2013, we've helped NGOs of all sizes distribute more than $2.3 billion dollars in aid. These organisations include Oxfam, Amnesty International, Aid Still Required and International Medical Corps.
Source: www.worldbank.org/globalfindex DEMIRGUC-KUNT, ASLI AND LEORA KLAPPER, 2012. “MEASURING FINANCIAL INCLUSION: THE GLOBAL FINDEX DATABASE.” WORLD BANK POLICY RESEARCH WORKING PAPER 6025.