Financial Union Tirana (UFT)

Financial Union Tirana (UFT) is the only agent of Western Union Financial Services Inc. in Albania since 1995 which operates in Kosovo, Macedonia, and Switzerland, offering fast, safe, and reliable services.

2018
Maj

UFT starts cooperation with UKKA. Water consumption bills for Kavaja can be paid directly online on the UKKA system in every Unionnet-Western Union location removing instantly the debt to UKKA. You can also be informed on the debt amount and get record of your bill payment.

 

2018
Maj

Water consumption payments range being paid in our network gets wider. UFT starts cooperation with UKF. Water consumption bills for Fier can be paid directly online on the UKF system in every Unionnet-Western Union location removing instantly the debt to UKF. You can also be informed on the debt amount and get record of your bill payment.

2018
Prill

Loan installments may be paid at our locations where you can also withdraw your Iutecredit approved loan.

2018
Mars

Cooperation with Union Bank starts. Loan installments may be paid at any Unionnet – Western Union location. The payment is fast and reflected directly into the bank account.

2017
shkurt

Western Union lowers fees for transfers from Germany to Albania and Kosovo.Now, you can send money to Albania and Kosovo from a 7 € transfer fee. Enjoy our quality service for less! Check our new fees at wu.com.

2016 nëntor

Western Union in cooperation with FUT organized the Final Event for VIP Program 2016. Thirty locations from Albania, Kosovo and Macedonia participated in the regional program during 2016. Locations with the best performance and the highest growth during this year were awarded special prizes and invited to celebrate their achievements in the Final Event and Gala Dinner organized for this occasion. Read more…

2016 nëntor

FUT starts cooperation with ALBtelecom to conduct bill payments throughout Uninonnet-Western Union network. Albtelecom phone, internet, and IPTV bills can be paid in all our locations. Also, all Eagle Mobile postpaid subscribers can pay their mobile phone bills.

 

2016 nëntor

FUT participates in the 4th Balkans Joint Conference and Exhibition organized by SHUKALB and SHUKO on 2-4 November 2016, at Expo City Albania. The Balkans Joint Conference and Exhibition is a major knowledge sharing and networking event in the Western Balkans water sector. With an audience of over 450 participants from the Greater Balkan Region, the Conference offers a platform where water… Read more…

2016
maj

You can instantly pay UKT monthly consumption bills and also the backward debts in every Unionnet-Western Union location, where you can:

  • Get informed on the debt amount
  • Pay directly on the UKT systems (online)
  • Remove the debt to UKT instantly
  • Get record of your bills payment
2016
mars

Financial Union Tirana organized the workshop on Terrorism Funding Prevention in Western Union service. The workshop was held on March 11th , 2016 at Tirana International Hotel. Participants from 48 Unionnet-Western Union locations, FUT staff, and high level representatives from Western Union Global Team, Ministry of Finance, and the Bank of Albania attended the event. Read more…

2015
nëntor

Financial Union Tirana organized again the Anti-Money Laundry and Terrorism Funding Prevention (AML/TF) workshop. The workshop was held on November 27th, 2015 at Tirana International Hotel. Participants from 48 Unionnet-Western Union locations, FUT staff, representatives from the Ministry of Finance and the Bank of Albania discussed and analyzed the threats and procedures to follow in practice when they doubt such cases are present in Western Union transactions.
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2015
shtator

You can instantly pay UKD monthly consumption bills and also the backward debt with 0 commission in every Unionnet-Western Union agency where you can:

  • Get informed on the debt amount
  • Pay directly on the UKD system (online)
  • Remove the debt to UKD instantly
  • Get record of your bills payment
2015
maj

Financial Union Tirana, in addition to the ongoing trainings on Anti-Money Laundry and Terrorism Funding Prevention (AML/TF) organized a workshop on Legislation Practical Implementation on AML/TF through study cases on Western Union Services. The workshop was held on May 22nd, 2015 in the company premises. FUT employees, Unionnet-Western Union locations administrators and operators, and guests from the Ministry of Finance as the authority in charge…read more…

2015
prill

New outbound tariff plan – UFT updates the tariff plan for outbound transfers in euro from Albania to Italy, Greece, France, Germany, USA and UK. The new tariff plan is valid from April 8th, 2015.
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2015

Since February, electrical power bills can be paid immediately in all Unionnet – Western Union agencies in Albania, providing also all the facilities related to this service, like information on their debt to OSHEE, stamp on OSHEE booklet, etc.

FUT continues to be the leader in money transfer payment services among non-bank financial institutions having a strong agency network operating all over the country, with an optimal coverage of all urban and rural areas offering services in accordance with international standards even in the furthest regions.

2014

UFT offers The Traffic Offenses Fines Payment service online becoming the 1st financial company in Albania offering the online service.

According to a study carried out by a well-known agency in research, Western Union continues to be the most demanded money transfer service in Albania. Most people receiving money from abroad choose widely Western Union services among other options. Positive opinion predominates in regards to service quality and customer care, defining it as fast and high quality service.

UFT starts the rebranding process of Unionnet – Western Union agencies throughout the network.

2013

The 3rd event of the Gold Card! Performance Awards was organized in Llogara touristic resort.

FUT offers the Tirana Municipality Tax Payment service throughout Unionnet – Western Union agencies.

UFT participates in the Job Fair 13th edition organized by the American Chamber of Commerce, which is considered a very efficient event in improving the Albanian job market.

2012

Unionnet – Western Union agencies network expands with 12 new agencies all over Albania.

South-Eastern Europe team awards FUT with the prize of the Best Use of Brand Campaign WU-Moving Money for Better as an appreciation for the work and performance in Western Union Business. September 14th 2012, Dubrovnik, Croatia.

FUT participates in the Job Fair, 5th edition organized by the University of New York in Tirana as an ongoing effort in bringing values and international standards closer to the new generation.

2011

DPA agency at QTU commercial center was awarded the prize of the Best of the Best Location 2011. Rovinj, Croatia, October 6, 2011.

FUT launches the PLUS postpaid mobile bills payment service.

South-Eastern Europe team awards FUT the prize of the Best Branded Retail Location WU-YES! 2011, in grateful appreciation for the dedication, commitment and outstanding efforts to make Western Union a more visible and appealing brand.

The 2nd event of the Gold Card! Performance Awards was organized in a touristic resort in Dajti Mountain.

2010

Gold Card! Loyalty Program was introduced through an event and a press release, with the participation of representatives from Western Union and the most popular Medias in Albania. Promotion activities throughout the agencies network followed.

FUT launches The Traffic Offenses Fines Payment service throughout Unionnet – Western Union agencies network.

FUT continues to operate successfully, defined again as the leader in money transfer services in the country.

The 1st event of the Gold Card! Performance Awards was organized in Razma touristic resort.

FUT completes the Unionnet – Western Union agencies network reaching a total number of 290 agencies all over the country.

2009

Unionnet – Western Union agencies network expands with 20 new agencies all over Albania.

2008

FUT was awarded the prize of Network Activity by the South-East Europe Team. May 2008, Dubrovnik, Croatia.

FUT expands the network with over 250 agencies across the country, offering fast and safe Western Union® services.

2007

On the occasion of the new school year, FUT organized Back to School promotional campaign distributing school gifts in all Albanian cities. The campaign targeted Western Union customers making money transfers with Italy, Greece, UK.

2005

FUT celebrates 10 years in Albania.

Union of Financial Corners s.a. (UFC) in Switzerland was founded and the representative agreement with Western Union Financial Services Inc. for the Money Transfer Service was signed.

Union Bank is established receiving its final license in December, 2005.

2004

USD transactions commenced with Euro as a base currency for Western Union Money Transfer Payment Services.

Christina Gold, President of Western Union Financial Services Inc. visited Albania in September.

2003

FUT Prishtina branch became an independent legal entity named Financial Union Prishtina.

2002

FUT organized The 2nd Agents’ National Conference in Albania.

2001

FUT organized The 1st Agents’ National Conference in Albania.

2000

FUT opened the 1st branch in Kosovo, and signed the representative agreement with Western Union Financial Services Inc. for Kosovo.

1999

FUT signed the representative agreement for Macedonia with Western Union Financial Services Inc.

FUT received the license to operate as a non-bank financial institution.