About Saxon Mortgage and Western Union Speedpay

Saxon Mortgage servicers in Fort Worth Texas offer homeowners the ability to pay their monthly home mortgage payment using Western Union Speedpay. By doing so Western Union may disclose your personal information to third parties as explained in Western Union’s Privacy Statement. Recipients may include our affiliates (Orlandi Valuta and Vigo Remittance Corp.), financial institutions, retailers, Western Union service providers, government agencies and direct marketers.

Orlandi Valuta is the Mexican version of Western Union, and is now owned by Western Union.

Vigo Remittance Corp., doing business as Vigo, provides international money transmission services primarily between the US or Canada and Latin America. The company has more than 5,000 agents and offers transfer services in about 50 countries, including nations in Eastern Europe, Asia, and Africa.

Vigo targets immigrant communities.

Did you know that Western Union also allows people to make payments to the Inmate Trust Fund? While there is no direct relationship between the inmate trust fund and Saxon Mortgage, it does give you some idea about Saxon’s offer to make a house payment by Western Union Speedpay.

How does Western Union Speedpay actually work? An online demo that showed the process from the mortgage servicer’s point of view is no longer available. The fact that the demo was removed after we started linking to it does not shock anyone.

I suppose the days of the old west, stagecoaches, and telegrams are over. At the same time I suppose Western Union found a way to stay in business.

Just keep in mind that if you pay Saxon using Western Union Speedpay you agree to accept spam from their affiliates including Orlandi Valuta and Vigo Remittance Corp., neither of which sound like something I need. On the other hand, I don’t need Saxon calling me to offer Western Union Speedpay. I have a reputable bank that releases payments from my online bill-pay. Payments are ACH (automated clearing house) payments, so Western Union is not wanted nor needed.

Next month, however, I can be assured that Saxon will call four times a day to offer the service.