The man changing the world of remittances

In the years following the attacks of 11 September 2001, it is not surprising that Western security forces and authorities clamped down hard on the money transfer industry. Fearful that some remittances being sent to countries in eastern Africa, the Middle East and South Asia could be being used to fund terrorist activities, a number of smaller money transfer companies were shut down.

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New Study Finds Positive Impact of Remittances More Widespread than Previously Thought

The University of Colorado Boulder Leeds School of Business, which includes the well-regarded Business Research Division, and The Western Union Company, a leader in global payment services, today announced the release of a first-of-its-kind study that sheds new light on the positive impact of cross-border money transfer broadly and of Western Union services in particular.

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