Western Union is a global payment services company. It was founded as the New-York and Mississippi Valley Printing Telegraph Company in 1851. Together with its Vigo, Orlandi Valuta, Pago Facil and Western Union Business Solutions branded payment services, Western Union provides consumers and businesses with fast and reliable ways to send and receive money around the world, to send payments and to purchase money orders. Western Union has an extensive network, including more than 500,000 agent locations in more than 200 countries and territories as of December 31, 2013. Western Union product portfolio includes business solutions, consumer-to-consumer money transfer, bill-payment services and stored-value options such as prepaid cards.