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Western Union Renews Multi-Year Agreement with Axcess Financial's Check ‘n Go and Cheque Centre Brands

Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Western Union Renews Multi-Year Agreement with Axcess Financial's Check ‘n Go and Cheque Centre Brands

07:30 EDT Tuesday, August 06, 2013

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (Business Wire) -- The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU), a leader in global payment services, renews a multi-year agreement with Axcess Financial affiliate Check ‘n Go, an innovative short-term, small-dollar lender.

As part of the agreement, the 1,000-plus Check ‘n Go agent locations in the United States will continue to offer Western Union Money Transfer®, money order, and bill payment services. Also, Axcess Financial's affiliate in the United Kingdom—Cheque Centre—will continue to offer money transfer services at its nearly 500 locations.

“We're excited to extend our alliance with Check ‘n Go and Cheque Centre and strengthen our Agent network in the U.S. and in Europe,” said Carter Hunt, senior vice president, Western Union. “We continue to build long-term relationships with Agents who recognize the value that Western Union can bring to their franchises by providing consumers with fast, reliable and convenient money transfer, bill payment and money order services.”

“Check ‘n Go and Cheque Centre are pleased to continue this unique strategic relationship with Western Union,” said Doug Clark, Chief Operating Officer of Axcess Financial. “This will allow our stores to continue to offer customers a variety of helpful products to fit their financial needs in a convenient and flexible manner.”

In the United States, Check ‘n Go operates more than 1,000 locations in 26 states. In the United Kingdom, Cheque Centre operates nearly 500 locations in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, and Wales.

About Western Union

The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU) is a leader in global payment services. Together with its Vigo, Orlandi Valuta, Pago Facil and Western Union Business Solutions branded payment services, Western Union provides consumers and businesses with fast, reliable and convenient ways to send and receive money around the world, to send payments and to purchase money orders. As of June 30, 2013, the Western Union, Vigo and Orlandi Valuta branded services were offered through a combined network of approximately 520,000 agent locations in 200 countries and territories and approximately 115,000 ATMs. In 2012, The Western Union Company completed 231 million consumer-to-consumer transactions worldwide, moving $79 billion of principal between consumers, and 432 million business payments. For more information, visit www.westernunion.com.

About Axcess Financial

Axcess Financial Services, Inc. (“Axcess Financial”) is a respected global leader in the financial services industry that through its affiliated companies empowers consumers and businesses with financial solutions. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, the company's affiliates provides a wide range of convenient, approachable financial products to help its customers improve their lifestyle and budgetary situations. Axcess Financial affiliates maintain a family of brands, including Check ‘n Go and Allied Cash Advance in the United States, as well as Cheque Centre and Cash Generator stores in the United Kingdom. The company partners with best-in-class financial service providers, like Netspend and Western Union to bring consumers product choices that fit their busy lifestyles. For more information on Axcess Financial and its family of brands, please visit http://www.axcess-financial.com.

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Kathy Bell, +1-720-332-5248
kathy.bell@westernunion.com

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