Our 162-year history and 520,000 Western Union Agent locations in more than 200 countries and territories strengthen our commitment to offering our services in every corner of the globe. A new agent must apply and be accepted through Western Union's corporate headquarters. Western Union Business Solutions is a division of The Western Union Company. Be safe in the knowledge that each transfer is protected by Western Union's worldwide security system and the money is available for collection at a Post Office near you. Western Union offers one of the easiest ways for families and friends to send money and stay connected almost anywhere in the world. In 1873 Western Union purchased a majority of shares in the International Ocean Telegraph Company. This was an important move because it marked Western Union's entry into the foreign telegraph market. Having previously worked with foreign companies, Western Union now began competing for overseas business. Departments of Western Union you can find in almost any corner of the world and our site makes your money transfer easier and all you need is to come to any branch and tell the operator where you want to transfer money.