Western Union Steps Up to the Web

March, 2002


Western Union Financial Services Inc., a subsidiary of First Data Corporation, announced in August 2000 its Western Union PayCash service, which allows consumers to pay for Internet purchases with cash at participating Western Union agent locations. The Western Union PayCash service is a unique payment option for Internet purchases because it requires no credit card, bankcard, or bank account. Consumers make their product selections online and bring their cash to a Western Union agent location, which in many cases is a nearby grocery store.