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For organisations seeking a partner to optimise cross-border payments, Western Union equips you with solutions you need to send, receive and manage international payments.

Our extensive global network, spanning 200 countries and 130 currencies combined with our knowledge of local markets, enables you to manage international payments simply, effectively and efficiently.

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Are you Ready for 2022?

2022 could be the most unpredictable recovery year in decades. Are you ready? Periods of recovery that follow recessions can often trigger more abrupt shifts in FX rates than usually experienced Plan ahead with the ultimate guide for companies navigating currency volatility and scenario planning. Find out about:  The global outlook for the year ahead includes the economic recovery and the long-term impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.  Market themes such as the green economy, post-Brexit trade and the dangers of underestimating inflation.  FX forecasts covering the major currencies including USD, EUR, GBP and AUD.  Risk management make future cash flows more predictable and potentially gain a competitive advantage against other businesses who may leave themselves exposed to currency risk. Download the report > https://bit.ly/3EkWEiJ

Global Trade Tracker Report

Benchmarking 2021 financial plans against recent economic trends is one strategy, but if you could access a forward-looking, predictive view of the economic landscape…would that give you the competitive edge? Imagine having the power to track and forecast the future outlook for cross border trading. Our new Global Trade Tracker Report delivers predictive business data that provides greater clarity on economic events likely to impact global trade and your business. Get it now >

Debunking Myths that may be hindering your global expansion

Today, the imperative is to innovate. The market is going through changes in regulations and consumer behaviour and grappling with new expectations, new technologies and new protagonists. Growth is expected, yet it is a time of change that requires organisations to be flexible and ready to act quickly. How can businesses benefit from these opportunities? In this white paper, Karen Penney, UK VP of Payment Products at Western Union Business Solutions, will debunk some myths that could be preventing your business from becoming more flexible and expanding globally.

10 Cyber Security Questions You Should be Asking Your CISO - Webinar

Join our cybersecurity and regulatory panel on Thursday 29th April, where we'll discuss with experts from fscom about the top 10 questions that you as a senior leader in a financial institution should be asking your Chief Information Security Officer (CISO). 𝗥𝗲𝗴𝗶𝘀𝘁𝗲𝗿 𝗼𝗻 𝘁𝗵𝗲 𝗳𝗼𝗹𝗹𝗼𝘄𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗸 > https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/1363508082161590542?source=UK-Sales-Payments Association

2021 Industry Outlook

What is the future for Industry post-pandemic? Our strategists have performed a broad analysis of multiple data points for this report, helping form a clear picture of how different sectors are positioned for 2021 and provide guidance on questions such as: Which sectors have benefited most in 2020? Which are best placed for 2021 should lockdowns persist? Where could we see acceleration post-pandemic, looking 3-5 years ahead? Download the report to find out more!

[Webinar] Expansion, compliance and competition roundtable: How to get ahead in international payments

Join us in this webinar where our experts will explore these themes. - The compliance landscape: practical implications for financial institutions of developments such as Westpac’s fine by the Australian regulator, the largest fine in Australian corporate history, for failing to report international money transfers in a timely fashion, and due diligence failures / Wirecard fraud fallout / The FinCEN leak; investigations it may trigger into controls/governance. - The effects so far of PSD2, and has there been a shift to multi-bank integration, what does this eco-system look like? What technology opportunities can be harnessed now, for what objectives? - Tender processes and existing platform providers: Which questions to ask? Understanding the mapping process of platforms and their own suppliers; Tracking the lines of responsibility within your provider.

Whitepapers

Debunking Myths that may be hindering your global expansion - Western Union

2021 Industry Outlook - Analysis of how sectors are positioned for recovery - Western Union

In this report, Western Union's insights team have performed a broad analysis of multiple data points to help form a much clearer picture of how different sectors are positioned going into 2021.

Your guide to partnerships in financial services - Western Union Business Solutions

Learn how financial institutions can leverage the regulatory and technological landscape, compete better against the big players and thrive in International Payments in the years to come.

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