The Western Union Company

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Lobbying Costs


Financial year: Jan 2019 - Dec 2019

Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)

2 Fte (2)

Lobbyists with EP accreditation


High-level Commission meetings


Lobbying Costs over the years

  • Info

    The Western Union Company   (WU)

    EU Transparency Register

    35525111082-17 First registered on 06 Feb 2009

    Goals / Remit

    The Western Union Company (NYSE: WU) is a global leader in cross-border, cross-currency money movement. Our omnichannel platform connects the digital and physical worlds and makes it possible for consumers and businesses to send and receive money and make payments with speed, ease, and reliability. As of March 31, 2019, our network included over 550,000 retail agent locations offering Western Union, Vigo or Orlandi Valuta branded services in more than 200 countries and territories, with the capability to send money to billions of accounts. Additionally,, our fastest growing channel in 2018, is available in approximately 70 countries, plus additional territories, to move money around the world. With our global reach, Western Union moves money for better, connecting family, friends and businesses to enable financial inclusion and support economic growth. For more information, visit

    Main EU files targeted

    Western Union follows mainly regulatory developments directly related to its existing and planned future product portfolio. This group of initiatives includes consumer protection laws, payments regulations, AML/CFT regulations, data protection, and other rules and regulations which apply to our business in Europe.


    Head Office
    East Belford Avenue, 12500
    Englewood, Colorado 80112
    EU Office
    place Louise 6
    Brussels 1060
  • People

    Total lobbyists declared


    Employment timeLobbyists

    Lobbyists (Full time equivalent)


    Lobbyists with EP accreditation

    All Lobbyists with EP accreditation over time

    0 accreditations were / are live (in bold) for the selected state of 28 Mar 2023

    Name Start date End Date
    Ms Chloe MacEwen 29 Sep 2018 01 Oct 2019
    Ms Loreta LIUTKUTE 15 Feb 2018 16 Feb 2019
    Ms Chloe MacEwen 20 Mar 2017 10 Mar 2018
    Mr Elias BEYROUTHY 25 May 2016 25 May 2017
    Mr Elias El Beyrouthy 25 May 2016 13 Jul 2016
    Mr Elias El Beyrouthy 23 May 2015 21 May 2016
    Wolfgang MASCHEK 23 May 2015 21 May 2016
    Mr Elias El Beyrouthy 09 Jul 2013 06 Jul 2014
    Mr Wolfgang MASCHEK 19 Dec 2011 01 Nov 2012

    Complementary Information

    None declared

    Person in charge of EU relations

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

    Person with legal responsibility

    Data not provided by Register Secretariat due to GDPR

  • Categories


    II - In-house lobbyists and trade/business/professional associations


    Companies & groups

  • Networking


    Western Union is a member of the European Parliament Financial Services Forum (EPFSF), the European Payment Institutions Federation (EPIF), and EUROFI.

    Member organisations

    None declared

  • Financial Data

    Closed financial year

    Jan 2019 - Dec 2019

    Lobbying costs for closed financial year


    Other financial info

    None declared

  • EU Structures

    Groups (European Commission)

    Payment Systems Market Expert Group#E02287# #Member #C#Finance, Other

    Groups (European Parliament)

    Member of the EPFSF

    Other activities

    Western Union is interested in all relevant financial services regulatory- and other policy developments related to its current and desired future EU payments products and -services portfolio.

  • Meetings


    2 meetings found. Download meetings

    The list below only covers meetings held since November 2014 with commissioners, their cabinet members or directors-general at the European Commission; other lobby meetings with lower-level staff may have taken place, but the European Commission doesn't publish information about such meetings. All information below comes from European Commission web pages.

    • Date 14 Sep 2017 Location Tallinn
      Subject anti-money laundering and terrorist financing, cybersecurity, FinTech
      Cabinet Cabinet of Vice-President Valdis Dombrovskis
      Portfolio Euro and Social Dialogue, also in charge of Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union
      • Valdis Dombrovskis (Vice-President)
      • Elina Melngaile (Cabinet member)
    • Date 21 Jan 2015 Location Brussels
      Subject Financial Services Policy
      Cabinet Cabinet of Commissioner Jonathan Hill
      Portfolio Financial Stability, Financial Services and Capital Markets Union
      • Jonathan Hill (Commissioner)
      • Denzil Davidson (Cabinet member)
      Other Lobbyists
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