For more than 160 years, Western Union, the leader in global payment services, has been dedicated to helping customers live a little better. Founded in 1851 as the New-York and Mississippi Valley Printing Telegraph Company, Western Union uses innovative technology to offer consumers and companies fast, reliable and convenient ways to send and receive money around the world. As of December 31, 2014, the Western Union, together with its Vigo and Orlandi Valuta branded services, were offered through more than 500,000 agent locations in 200 countries and over 100,000 ATMs and kiosks. In 2014, The Western Union Company was reported to make 255 million consumer-to-consumer transactions worldwide, operating $85 billion in consumer sector and completing 484 million business payments. Today, Western Union continues to fuel global economic growth and innovation. Their growing product portfolio features business solutions, consumer-to-consumer money transfer, bill-payment services and stored-value options like prepaid cards. Online, by phone, from ATMs and through Agent locations worldwide, Western Union is ready to send money anytime and anywhere, facilitating companies' growth and benefiting consumers around the world.