The Western Union Company is a financial services and communications company based in the United States. Western Union telegrams were transmitted through a store and forward message switching system. Early versions were manual telegraph systems. Later systems using teleprinters were semi-automatic, using punched paper tape to receive, store, and retransmit messages. Plan 55-A, Western Union's last paper tape based switching system (1948 - 1976), was fully automatic, with automatic routing. At Western Union, we understand you are sending more than just money. We transfer money to all countries/territories in world that have Western Union. We can transfer big amounts and you can receive this money from your country. Outside of digital currencies specifically, the latest earnings announcement from Western Union highlighted the regulatory difficulties that all US companies tied to money transmission are encountering.