How to Start a Western Union Franchise in the Philippines

It is a given fact that Overseas Filipino Workers (OFWs) play a vital role in the Philippine economy.  The inflow of their remittances increases the foreign exchange supply available in the system and with this generates the foreign currency requirements of the economy which at the same time induced consumption expenditures.  This actually creates demand and expands domestic production.  Thus, there is an increase in ratio to gross domestic product (GDP) boosting economic growth.

This is why the demand of remittance centers in the likes of Western Union has been tremendously increasing throughout the country in the past years.  Western Union in particular partners with other financial agencies to deliver its services such as money transfers and money orders and even bill payments.  These partners referred to by Western Union as “agents” are like franchisees as it supplies its services in a uniform manner.

By being a Western Union agent in your community, you get to be of service to families of OFW and at the same time earn income from the transaction.  This is also one great opportunity for a business venture.  Read the details below as it might interest you.

Western Union Franchise

Western Union History

Western Union has been in the business of transferring money since 1851.  The company started in the United States and is considered as the world’s largest money-transfer network with more than 500,000 agent locations from 200 countries.  It is a private subsidiary of First Data Corporation, a payment services company that specializes in the transfer of money from one location to another.  Through its vast networks, individuals and businesses are able to transfer money and make payments electronically or through money orders convenient, fast and without hassle.  Annually, it sells more than one billion money orders globally.

Moreover, Western Union’s vision is to be a global leader in cross-currency, cross-border money movement & payment services, continuing to meet consumer and business needs as they develop.  This vision is realized through their global cross-border platform supported by a multi-channel network, built on ever-evolving technology, trusted relationships with agents and partners, and global compliance capabilities.

Benefits of Having a Western Union Franchise

  • You can generate revenue through a commission earned on every transaction, sent or received, from your retail location(s).
  • You can increase footfall and revenues by leveraging cross-selling opportunities as well as shopping frequency
  • You can enhance customer relationships by offering them more convenience.
  • Studies show that Western Union consumers are frequent, committed and loyal, with 77% of consumers transferring money between once a week and once a month while over 65% of these consumers always use the same agent to make their transaction.

Advantages of the Business

  • No investment or annual fees involved; all you need is a computer, an internet connection and depending on your country, a printer.
  • Free marketing and sales starter packs for your retail location(s).
  • Free of charge training and money transfer software updates.
  • There is a 24-hour customer service support.
  • The company has the best-in-class compliance program.

Disadvantages of the Business

  • Since the business operates on the internet, its success depends on your connectivity. So, if your internet bags down, there is also no transaction.
  • Although, security is assured, you never know the glitches in the world of technology. There is a possibility of hacking confidential information.
  • The business involves money and the Anti Money Laundering compliance procedures should be strictly implemented.  If not complied, it may greatly affect your business.  This is a risk that each agent will take.

How to Become a Western Union Money Transfer Agent

If you have a retail business such as financial service providers, convenience stores, pawnbrokers, travel agencies or any business for that matter.  You might be interested to add Western Union to add to your goods and services.  All you have to do is to register and enrol online to become an official and accredited agent. You need to fill out an online form linked here (https://agentportal.westernunion.com/ap/agentregister.do ) and once application is accepted, you will be contacted by a salesperson.  If approved, Western Union will help you get started as you make your first transaction.  Your enrolment comes with a free starter pack, training and marketing promotional materials plus the software which is also free of charge.  As an agent, you will have a 24 hour access to its online customer service support to answer all your queries and problems encountered. To learn more about becoming an agent, call the toll free hotline 1-800-325-6000 to learn more.

The Western Union Agent Portal

The WU Agent Portal is the official website where interested individuals can sign in or enrol, order supplies, access training, reporting the latest fraud, compliance information and even password resetting.  This website is accessible 24/7 from any computer or web browser.

Contact Information

Western Union Customer Service Hotline:  Feel free to call the Philippines Hotline at:

02 888-1200 (for calls within Metro Manila) or
1-800-1-888-1200 (toll-free nationwide via PLDT Lines) or
1-800-9-888-1200 (toll-free nationwide via Globe Lines) or
+632 888-1200 (for calls from overseas).




121 responses to “How to Start a Western Union Franchise in the Philippines”

  1. Elsa pelagio says:

    Gusto ko po my franchise paanucpo…magkanu?

  2. Sanjeev kumar says:

    I want Franchise how to apply?

  3. Lorena alca says:

    How much to get franchise atbwestern union and requirments

    • Rosemyr Galacinao says:

      Hi Lorena,

      I am an OFW and I am really interested to open a franchise of Western Union in our hometown in Isabela, Philippines which will be managed by my sister.

      If you could please provide the following information:
      1. How much would it cost me to start?
      2. How long will the process take from application to actual operation?
      3. Is there an office where my sister can actually meet somebody to better understand the process?

      Thanks,
      Rose

  4. Jade Fian says:

    I want to francise but I dont know Hm and How to apply.

  5. Ritziel takano says:

    Gusto ko po mg franchise mgkano po?

  6. Erica says:

    Hi, want to know if how much to franchise western union and how many years to renew it? Thank you and have a bless day!

  7. violeta voloso-miranda says:

    just want to know how much is the franchise fee and how to apply?

  8. Jenalyn Rose Taculad says:

    How to franchise western union? What are the requirements and procedure?

  9. Ronaldo Gaon says:

    We are interested po as add on to our other services at visa processing and travel and tour

  10. Josefina Alarva says:

    I have my bizmo smart express padala other services are ticketing loading bills payment credit card payment insurance located at okada construction site tempasil 2 …still i like to have my own western union in the site.

  11. beverly says:

    kindly send me all the information & how to avail the franchise

  12. Kate Calumpong says:

    Any idea magkno ang franchising ng wu?

  13. Christine f. Fradejas says:

    How much is the franchise fee?

  14. Narylyn bacolong says:

    Gud am/pm,ask ko lng kung how much ang franchise fee and then I have other question kung may seminar or orientation ng western union.thanx

  15. Romeo paras says:

    Can i integrate WU with other money transfer service like CebuanaLguiller,etc?

  16. Meditha Juan says:

    How much po ang franchise ng western union. Can I have all details please lahat ng mga kailangan ecc…
    Thanks

  17. cristopher says:

    Hello gud day magkanu po franchise wu?

  18. Joy nabong says:

    Panu mg franchise and how much poh?

  19. Merinessa Jimenez says:

    Please send me details on how to franchise western union in my email. thank you.

  20. Neoma Peco says:

    How much is the franchise? Pls send me the details

  21. Loidz says:

    How to franchise westwrn union how much and requirements plz

  22. Troy says:

    Hi how to have a franchise? pls. pm the details

  23. Mary Joy Mikawa says:

    Good day.
    Kindly send me the information/requirements and details on how to franchise and start western union in our area.Thank you.

    kind regards

  24. edgar felipe says:

    pls send me details on how to acquire western union franchise in Pangasinan province and how much the expenses,thank you

  25. Abegail Ariño says:

    Magkano po at pano mag franchise?

    • lynn castillo says:

      i have travel and tours
      how and how much the franchise fee
      i want to add more services to my office
      my place have a potentials to this kind of of business

      tnx

  26. Jo says:

    Hi may I know how much is the franchise fee for western union? Thanks.

  27. Honbel says:

    Good day. I would like to know how to franchise WU? it will be for an underserviced town to which people needed to go to the city capital or next town just to send or claim money. Thank you very mch

  28. Ed C. Battad says:

    please provide details please.

  29. Melai says:

    How much and how to franchise western union?

  30. Nerrisa mocorro says:

    Good morning may I know how to franchise w u in phil.and how much the franchise fee?thanks.

  31. Nelson Antonio says:

    How to get in franchise with WU. How much will be the capital?

  32. Maribel manolos says:

    How much to franchise a western union give me details please.

  33. Lily says:

    Magkano po franchise,at anong mga requirements.

  34. nino napusi says:

    may binebenta po kasi saamin franchise western union at maigrate daw sila sa us magkano coast ng renewal po. wala po bang siminar. okay lang din kng mag tutuloy lng kmi o kailangan di ng approval nyu. salamat

  35. Barbie Obispo says:

    Hi…Please send me the detail how to franchise western union & how much would it cost me to start the business…

  36. Barbie Obispo says:

    Hi…Please send me the details how to franchise western union & how much would it cost me to start the business…

  37. Amado Macawile says:

    How to franchise?How much it cost?

  38. Homer Supan says:

    Hi Good Day, I’m interested to be part of Western Union, can you please provide me information to become your authorized agent.

    Thank you.
    homer

  39. Jade Fian says:

    Hi Good day I would like to know How much is the franchise fee?

    Thanks

  40. Melodina buensuceso says:

    How to apply i have my own travel agency in our town yet we do not have any western union in our town

  41. Melodina buensuceso says:

    Yong portal form po kc nka base ng USA sana may form para sa philiipines

  42. Dennis says:

    Details plz?hw much the total investment?

  43. imee says:

    good afternoon..plz send me a details if how much to have a western union franchise and how to avail it, thankz…

  44. Jill ann Liquigan says:

    Hello , I would like to ask if how much is the franchise fee?

  45. mylenedapol says:

    hi! how much the francise of WU

  46. Teddy Bautista says:

    Paano at mag kano mag franchise, pls send me details very much interested

  47. bonifacio C. Melicor Jr. says:

    Interested to become western union franchise. what are the requirements? please

  48. Janlio says:

    I have a Money Exchange and Pay center but will close the pay center and want to replace it with Western Union if possible.
    Can anyone assist me please? I need to know the details.

    Looking forward to your reply.
    Thank you in advance.

  49. Ruby Butra Cabanlit says:

    How much is franchise fee in Cagayan de Oro city
    Please provide me details and requirements to franchise thanks

  50. Johann says:

    Please send me details for franchise cost, thanks.

  51. mary ann tiauzon says:

    Hi! mam paano po mag apply interesado po ako, please send me details salamat po & Godbless.

  52. Lordmil Odonzo says:

    Good Day!
    May I know how much is the franchise fee?

  53. Andria Abuque says:

    Good Day, kindly send me details on how to get franchise of WU? Thank you so much.

  54. Generoso Awat says:

    Please PM me the requirements and the cost. Thank you.

  55. NIck says:

    Hello po. Please send the cost po. GUsto ko sana franchise po. Please reply ASAP. Thanks

  56. Dareen says:

    planning to start a business and I’m very interested in putting up a Western Union branch in my area.

    How do I do this?

    Thanks

  57. Elsie burce says:

    I am interested to join your business ..pls send me the details and how much the cost to franchise.

  58. Elsie burce says:

    Pls send me a details

  59. Lily says:

    Hi magkano franchise ng wu at ano mga requirements.

  60. Hayla u saeed says:

    HOw much the franchising fee? I want to franchise here in our place.

  61. LBB says:

    I really want to franchise Western Union, please send me details.
    It says here no investment or annual fees involved, how about if somebody wants to claim money or remittance, who will provide the funds, or is there any security deposit we will provide? Kindly explain it to me. Thank you very much.

  62. Joanna Marie Tolentino says:

    How can i franchise a western union details please

  63. Nida says:

    How much at ano po ang kailangan para maging WU agent

  64. Jade Abalde says:

    How to much to start?

  65. Christopher says:

    How much po franchise ng Western Union?

  66. Sha Rianne Grace Pula says:

    Hi ma’am / sir,
    Good day! I’m interested to be an authorize western union agent. Can you please provide me information/details on how? Thank you & Godbless…

  67. Luis Naguio says:

    I have a commercial space at the heart of malaybalay city, bukidnon. It is very ideal for a western union branch. Can i ask for details how much it would cost to apply as franchisee or agent of WU?

  68. jackal tayaban says:

    Franchise price please
    How long is the process to start

  69. josef romeo dela cuesta says:

    send me the details please, I want to start now

  70. deep gagan says:

    I want start western union business. I have 12year experience in western union about WU transaction. Now I am in Philippines (Puerto Galera) oriental Mindoro and planing to start western union business here. If can send me email address so I can pass all my requirements. Thanks

  71. Juvy Corazon Melanie Foster Adquilen says:

    I am interested to franchise western union. Kindly send me how much and other details required. Thanks a lot.

  72. GLENDA says:

    HELLO PO, GUSTO KO PO MAG FRANCHISE NG WESTERN UNION, PAANO PO AT MAGKANO PO ANG PAGKUHA NG FRANCHISE
    THANKS AND GOD BLESS

    GLENDA

  73. samuel ramirez says:

    I had a business eatery 3 branchesin Dipolog City Sam’s Tapsiloganq and carenderia , . Magknofranchise Western Union, Details please.

  74. Cairie says:

    PLease send details. How muct it cost, how it works, how soon can start after investing & What are the inclusions of the investment. Thank you.

  75. lino says:

    details for franchising

  76. Norjoebel says:

    Hi please send me details how to start western union.. I have a travel and tour ticketing hub and want to include sending and receiving money thru western union… Send me at norjoebelcadio@gmail.com

  77. ramel says:

    how to franchise? i want to add remittance services of western union

  78. BERNADETTE SANTOS says:

    How much franchise fee

  79. Cherris Ann says:

    How much for the franchising fee? Can you please send me the details? Thank you and God bless!

  80. Nash Choto says:

    How much is the franchise in phillipines in malaybalay….

  81. Frens balama says:

    I am interested to join the western union. Pls send me the details and how much the cost for the franchise.

  82. Jen says:

    How much po ang franchise ng western union?send me details pls.ty

  83. Chrislim dela cruz says:

    Pano po mag pranchise sa western union at magkano po

  84. Chrislim dela cruz says:

    Pano po mag pranchise sa western union at magkano po at san po

  85. S. Launto says:

    Is there a bond to become an agent of WU?

  86. cindy says:

    im interested. how?

  87. Lei says:

    How much po franchise?

  88. Jeannie Tantay says:

    Hi! I am very keen to be a part of Western Union! I have legal documents of my travel agency business and Condominium & Car Rental. May I ask the requirements, how much to join and how long is the processing application?

    Thanks for taking your time in advance and will look forward to hear from you soon!

  89. Francis Bien says:

    Paano po at magkano po franchise.gusto ko po.

  90. Marijon says:

    How much money needed to franchise or start a western union business in the philippines

  91. Reynaldo Guevarra says:

    Please send me all the details and how much is the franchise fee in the Philippines?

  92. mycko marcasa says:

    how much franchise fee

  93. Emelyn says:

    I am interested po..

  94. nasser says:

    hello. can you send me a full details and what Is the procedure

    Thank

  95. Krsna bannagao says:

    Good day po! Wanna franchise po ng western union… please p email po ng details. Tanx

  96. Benjamin C. Enguero Jr. says:

    Hi maam/sir how can i start a franchise in westerunion phil.specifically here in bicol area…we have existing pawnshop maam/sir…thank you po

  97. Denzky says:

    Hi. Please send me details of how much money it will cost me to franchise and how to start a WU business. Thanks and more power!

  98. Anna Rose Dela Cruz says:

    How much to franchise?

  99. Anna Rose Dela Cruz says:

    Send me details, how much.

  100. William says:

    Intersted po ako magfranchise ng western union,my question po is how much po ang dapat na total fund mo to get a franchise,and pwede po ba makakuha ng franchise kahit walang ibang existing business?thanks in advance.

  101. Lovely joy mostaza says:

    How much po ang mag franchise ng da5 westren union

  102. annie flores says:

    Kindly send me the details on how to franchise. thank you.

  103. Myra says:

    Hi please send me a details how to apply and how much the franchise of western union here in the philippines.

  104. Gladys says:

    Please send me details as to how much the franchise fee and the cost will be.

  105. Marvin Bayani says:

    I’m interested how? Send me the details

  106. Joycee Presto says:

    How much to franchise and what are those procedures

  107. Ismael Robert Rigodon says:

    please do send me details on how to get this started

  108. harry says:

    Hi i’m interested for franchising how and how much the possible cost pls do send me details. thanks

  109. Osborne Ortaleza says:

    How much it cost

  110. Jer says:

    Pls ket me know how much is the franchise and how to start

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