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WU Visa

Western Union is adding a reloadable Visa prepaid card to its “Gold Card” loyalty program. About eight million “Western Union Gold Card” members in the U.S. will be targeted for Visa card starting July 8th. The new Visa card also offers discounts on sending qualifying “Western Union Money Transfer” and “Quick Collect” transactions. Western Union recently launched an “Overnight Home Delivery” service pilot featuring the new “Western Union MoneyWise Visa” prepaid debit card. According to a recent Western Union consumer survey one in four Americans say they are using cash more often than they have in the past; 88% say an important reason they use cash is to avoid high interest rates and fees charged by credit card companies; and 91% say it is important for them to use cash more often so they avoid building credit card debt. For more information visit: “”:

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