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Western Union Business Solutions

A leading provider of cross-border business payments

Western Union Business Solutions offer an extensive global network, intuitive online platforms and local market knowledge that empowers clients to manage international payments simply, effectively and efficiently.
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It is crucial for businesses trading internationally to understand the impacts of exchange rates and currency volatility on their bottom line. Gain important market insight and understand how an FX risk management strategy can help mitigate risk by joining Western Union Business Solutions.

Products and services

Our skilled financial specialists can provide the market insight and risk management solutions your business needs to help protect profits. And our strong history of innovation, and commitment to compliance, helps clients focus on expanding business globally.

As your trusted partner, Western Union Business Solutions' team provides the expertise and technology you need to take your business to new heights.

Choose the right solution for your business:

  • 130+ currencies available for outgoing payments.
  • Send payments to 200 countries and territories.
  • 60+ global banking partner.
  • Rigorous compliance and monitoring procedures.
  • 500+ bank accounts globally.
  • 60,000 individuals and business clients.

Supporting ICAEW Virtually Live

Virtually Live 2021 - 15-17 June 2021

Western Union Business Solutions is supporting Virtually Live and will be providing a live session and supporting content.

International trade, currency risk management and the outlook for the pound
16 June, 15:30-16:10 BST

Currency exchange rates have always been a crucial topic for businesses trading internationally, and this is increasingly important in today’s economy.

In this session, Western Union Business Solutions will discuss the macroeconomic landscape as it relates to international trade. Highlighting the key events set to take place in coming months which have the ability to impact the market and the pound sterling.

To further support the understandings of these impacts on currency volatility, Western Union’s experts will discuss risk management strategies and how businesses can prepare themselves and put mitigation steps in place. 

Topics of discussion will include:

  • Macroeconomic Update
  • Economic Outlook on Pound Sterling
  • Currency Volatility & FX Risk Management Strategy


George Vessey, FX & Macro Strategist;

George is responsible for researching and analysing financial markets and producing content to help Corporate and SME businesses manage their FX risk.

Alex Lawson, Director of Hedging, UK, Western Union Business Solutions

Alex and his team help advise our corporate customers on their strategies to manage and mitigate currency risk, as well as structuring hedging solutions to meet their needs.

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Future Britain: UK’s economic outlook and the pound sterling
  • Report
  • 01 Jun 2021
  • 14:07 - 13:58 BST

Sterling’s 20% appreciation to $1.4000 underlined a number of positive developments recently. However, post-Brexit tensions with Ireland and Scottish elections now threaten the four-nation UK. In this report our FX & Macro Strategist, George Vessey, explains why the world’s sixth largest economy faces yet another critical moment in time.

The fact about fighting fraud
  • Article
  • 31 Mar 2021
  • 00:00 - 14:04 BST

An update from Western Union Business Solutions investigation team. COVID-19 forced the world to digitise even faster than anticipated and with that came the burden of keeping businesses and individuals safe online. For us at WUBS, this means ever increasing our vigilance to keep customers’ payments as protected as possible.

Expert insight report - supply chain
  • Report
  • 01 Jun 2021
  • 14:08 - 14:02 BST

When the world’s number one factory shut down, it plunged an entire global supply chain infrastructure into darkness. This is the painful experience international companies lived through and one that may have lasting consequences as leaders are forced to navigate long-term strategic decisions in months that could have otherwise taken years.