Western Union Company is an American company based out of Meridian Colorado. At its inception, Western Union was known for exchanging telegrams and later came to be one of the market leaders of transferring money through various methods such as in-person, money orders, and business transactional payments. In recent years, Western Union has made several key acquisitions such as Custom House in 2009, and Angelo Costa, Finint s.r.l. and Travelex in 2011. Along with its many successes, Western Union has been the talk of some major negative press over the years. In 2015, the company was accused of money laundering and financing of terrorist groups. They have also been accused of helping the military with providing confidential information on other country’s enemy territories.


PSI-Pay has been in operation since 2007 and they are based out of West Sussex, United Kingdom. PSI-Pay offers payment solutions to businesses around the world. They are considered a payment processing company that is licensed to authorize financial transactions. Since 2009, they are the primary issuing member of MasterCard International and they are tasked to issue debit and prepaid payment cards. They have also partnered up with Visa doing the same type of issuance of cards as well.


In a recent July 2018 article, the merger between Western Union and PSI-Pay (ecoPayz) is discussed. ecoPayz online holders now have the ability to fund transactions using Western Union’s global network of retailers in the United Kingdom. This opens up opportunities for other online payment companies to utilize Western Union’s global network. This network includes up to 150 different countries and territories. ecoAccount holders have access to billions of bank accounts to either send or receive money transfers. Plans are underway to widen Western Union’s presence in the United Kingdom by integrating Western Union with the ecoPayz mobile app which will allow funds to be transferred globally. Per Jonathan Amrani, Operations Director of PSI-Pay, the ultimate goal for ecoPayz is to have global access around the world and to provide a basis “to grow and reach new customers”.






Is Wes Edens’ Milwaukee Bucks Ready for the NBA Playoffs?

It’s NBA Playoff Time! For some, this is when the professional basketball season really starts. Is Wes Edens’ Milwaukee Bucks ready for the NBA Playoffs?

2017 – 2018 NBA Playoff Teams

Who is going to win the NBA Championship for 2017 – 2018? Some seem to think that only two teams have a chance – Golden State and Cleveland. Of course, they have swept the last couple of years. But, they can’t win all the championships, can they? The NBA Playoffs are particularly exciting because they match old and new powers. The NBA continues to rise in popularity. The Milwaukee Bucks are in the Eastern Conference. The first round series for the Eastern Conference Playoffs are as follows:

 #1 Toronto v. #8 Washington

#2 Boston v. #7 Milwaukee

#3 Philadelphia v. #6 Miami

#4 Cleveland v. #5 Indiana

The Milwaukee Bucks fans are excited because they are back in the playoffs. Unfortunately, there is stiff competition. Toronto, Cleveland and Boston are the top teams. Philadelphia has made a run out of nowhere.

 Milwaukee Bucks 2017 – 2018 Season

The Milwaukee Bucks had a good 2017-2018 season going 44-38. This allowed them to finish 3rd in the Central Division behind Cleveland and Indiana. Of course, Cleveland is the team to beat.The good news is that the Eastern Conference seems more open than the Western Conference. It seems like there is a dramatic fall off from Cleveland to the next contenders. Cleveland did not even have a very strong season in 2017-2018 by historical standards.Cleveland had a lot of turmoil. They even had a massive trade to reinvigorate their players near mid-season. Some even hint that Lebron James might leave because he does not think the franchise is surrounding him with good talent.

How Does the Future Look for Bucks?

Wes Edens has already got his Milwaukee Bucks into the playoffs. Now, he needs to be consistent and get them there season after season. Fortunately, the Wes Edens’ Bucks don’t have to worry about as many egos as the other teams do.The new stadium should encourage more fans. It takes time for any NBA franchise to rise. The Bucks might be one of the new Eastern Conference powers. Thankfully, co-owner Wes Edens seems to have the Milwaukee Bucks on the right path.

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