Violation Tracker Parent Company Summary

Parent Company Name: 
Western Union
Ownership Structure: 
publicly traded (ticker symbol WU)
Headquartered in: 
Colorado
Major Industry: 
financial services
Specific Industry: 
financial services
Penalty total since 2000: 
$802,359,508
Number of records: 
12
Top 5 Offense Groups (Groups Defined)Penalty TotalNumber of Records
financial offenses$748,409,5086
consumer-protection-related offenses$53,939,0005
safety-related offenses$11,0001
Top 5 Primary Offense TypesPenalty TotalNumber of Records
anti-money-laundering deficiencies$748,000,0004
consumer protection violation$53,939,0005
economic sanction violation$409,5082
workplace safety or health violation$11,0001
Notes: 

Parent-subsidiary linkages are based on relationships current as of the latest revision listed in the Update Log, which may vary from what was the case when a violation occurred. The penalty totals are adjusted to account for the fact that the individual entries below may include both agency records and settlement announcements for the same case; or else a penalty covering multiple locations may be listed in the individual records for each of the facilities. The totals are also adjusted to reflect cases in which federal and state or local agencies cooperated and issued separate announcements of the outcome. Duplicate or overlapping penalty amounts are marked with an asterisk in the list below.

Associated Names: 

PAYMAP; RUESCH INTL; WESTERN UNION; Western Union Financial Services, Inc.; Western Union International Services LLC

Links: 

Subsidy Tracker data on financial assistance to this company by federal, state and local government agencies can be found here.

For an overview of assistance this company is receiving under the CARES Act, see its Covid Stimulus Watch summary page here.


Individual Penalty Records:

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Company Primary Offense Type Year Agency Penalty Amountsort icon
Western Union Company anti-money-laundering deficiencies 2017 DOJ_CRIMINAL $586,000,000
Western Union Financial Services, Inc. anti-money-laundering deficiencies 2010 MULTI-AG $94,000,000
Western Union anti-money-laundering deficiencies 2018 NY-DFS $60,000,000
Paymap Inc. consumer protection violation 2015 CFPB $38,400,000
Western Union Financial Services consumer protection violation 2005 MULTI-AG $8,529,000
Western Union Financial Services, Inc. anti-money-laundering deficiencies 2002 NY-DFS $8,000,000
Western Union Co. consumer protection violation 2017 MULTI-AG $5,000,000
Western Union Financial Services, Inc. consumer protection violation 2008 AZ-DFS $2,000,000
Western Union Financial Services, Inc. economic sanction violation 2019 OFAC $401,697
WESTERN UNION workplace safety or health violation 2015 OSHA $11,000
Western Union International Services LLC consumer protection violation 2019 FL-OFR $10,000
Ruesch International, Inc. economic sanction violation 2004 OFAC $7,811
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