Fidelity National Information Services to Offer Western Union Money Transfer Services to Banks in the United States

Fidelity National Information Services to Offer Western Union Money Transfer Services to Banks in the United States

Over 8,500 U.S. Banking Institution Clients Will Have the Opportunity to Provide Western Union(R) Money Transfer Services

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. & JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Apr 20, 2009 (BUSINESS WIRE) — The Western Union Company (NYSE:WU), a global leader in money transfer services, and Fidelity National Information Services(R) (FIS(TM)), a leading provider of processing and technology solutions for financial institutions throughout the world, announced today an agreement to offer Western Union(R) global money transfer services to FIS’ more than 8,500 banking institution clients throughout the United States.

The signing of FIS is an important step in Western Union’s North America “go-to-market” strategy to continue its expansion into the banking channel. As Western Union expands its service offerings, in an effort to strongly position money transfers to consumers, it looks to tap into consumer banking channels including: Cash-to-Cash, Account-to-Cash, and Account-to-Account.

“FIS is excited to offer Western Union’s global money transfer service to our banking institution clients, adding strategic value to a bank’s portfolio of services and convenience to consumers,” said Anthony Ficarra, executive vice president, FIS eBusiness. “We see Western Union as a strong and strategic fit in providing our clients and their customers with the convenience of a well-established and strong Western Union Agent network to easily transfer money to family and friends.”

Once an FIS client agrees to offer Western Union’s services, the financial institution will be connected to more than 334,000 Western Union Agent locations worldwide, enabling banked consumers to efficiently send money transfers in the U.S. and around the globe.

“FIS is the number one provider of financial services technology to financial institutions,” said Stewart A. Stockdale, executive vice president and president, The Americas for Western Union. “Our agreement with FIS is part of Western Union’s new focus on identifying and driving the development of best-in-class services to expand the company’s business to new consumer segments in the United States, especially through the banking channel. By entering into this agreement with FIS, both of our companies can help meet the prevailing need for banked consumers to have more efficient options to send money around the corner and the world. We look forward to providing the convenience of money transfers to FIS banking institutions and their customers.”

Recently, FIS teamed with online financial application and payments provider Yodlee, Inc. and Western Union Payment Services to expand the value and capabilities of online bill pay for FIS customers and other leading financial institutions worldwide.

About Western Union

The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU) is a leader in global money transfer services. Together with its Vigo and Orlandi Valuta branded money transfer services, Western Union provides consumers with fast, reliable and convenient ways to send and receive money around the world, as well as send payments and purchase money orders. It operates through a combined network of more than 375,000 Agent locations in 200 countries and territories. Famous for its pioneering telegraph services, the original Western Union dates back to 1851. For more information, visit

About Fidelity National Information Services

Fidelity National Information Services, Inc. (NYSE: FIS), a Fortune 500 company, is a leading provider of core processing for financial institutions; card issuer and transaction processing services; and outsourcing services to financial institutions and retailers. FIS has processing and technology relationships with 40 of the top 50 global banks, including nine of the top 10. FIS is a member of the S&P 500 Index and has been ranked the number one overall financial technology provider in the world by American Banker and the research firm Financial Insights in the annual FinTech 100 rankings. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Fla., FIS maintains a strong global presence, serving more than 14,000 financial institutions in more than 90 countries worldwide. For more information on Fidelity National Information Services, please visit

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