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Prices reduced to £9.90*

When you send upto £300 pounds


3 May 2006: Western Union Financial Services Inc., a worldwide leader in money transfer services, today announced a new 2-day** service to the Philippines, making it even more convenient for customers to send money home to their loved ones. With a starting price of only 9.90*, customers can now send money to over 6,000 Agent locations in the Philippines at even more competitive rates.

A J Hanna, Regional Vice President, Western Union UK, Ireland & Nordics, said “The new 2-day service to the Philippines is part of our ongoing commitment to our valued customers.   We’ve offered a significant reduction in fees to our Philippines customers who want the choice of sending less urgent money transfers with the option of using the standard Money in Minutes service when they need to. That’s more choice and value for money.”

The new 2-day service is available from over 3,000 Agent locations in the
UK including The Money Shop, Going Places, Thomson, First Choice, Building Societies, Bureaux de Change, newsagents, pharmacies, and other Agent locations. For more information customers can call free phone number 0800 833 833 available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Customers can continue to use the debit/ credit card services transaction from Western Union to send Money in Minutes.

*In addition to transfer fees, Western Union also makes money when it changes pounds into foreign currency. £9.90 fee is valid for 2-Day Service Money Transfers up to £300. For other prices and information on the exchange rates and services visit your nearest Western Union Agent location or call 0800 833 833.

**The New 2 Day Service is valid for Western Union Money Transfer® transactions to the Philippines sent from UK Agent locations. Funds will be available for payment within 48 hours, subject to the Western Union service at the Agent locations, and other terms and conditions of service. See Send Form for details


About Western Union and First Data

First Data Corp. (NYSE: FDC) is a leading provider of electronic commerce and payment solutions for businesses and consumers worldwide. Serving 4.6 million merchant locations, 1,500 financial institutions and millions of consumers, First Data powers the global economy by making it easy, fast and secure for people and businesses around the world to buy goods and services using virtually any form of payment. The company’s portfolio of services and solutions includes credit, debit, private-label, gift and other prepaid card issuing and merchant transaction processing services; money transfer services; money orders; fraud protection and authentication solutions; check guarantee and verification services through TeleCheck; as well as Internet commerce and mobile solutions. Western Union, together with Orlandi Valuta and Vigo, make up one of the world’s largest money transfer networks with more than 271,000 Agent locations in more than 200 countries and territories. The company’s STAR Network offers PIN-secured debit acceptance at 1.9 million ATM and retail locations. For more information, visit

About FEXCO Money Transfer Ltd

FEXCO Money Transfer Ltd is Western Union’s UK representative. Details of all Western Union locations in the UK, and how to transfer money using your debit or credit card, can be found by free phoning 0800 833 833 (24 hrs), or logging onto

For further information please contact:

Zarina McCulloch, Tel: 020 8203 5011 / Email:

Carmila Legarda, Tel: 07771 630369/ Email:

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