Partner Insights: Western Union Business Services

Insight type: Webinar

International Payments Trends in Education

We can all agree that we will be glad to see 2020 in the rear-view mirror. As we look forward, how can we prepare for the new year? Join international payment experts, Andy Benkis and Belinda McCulloch from Western Union Business Solutions, on a conversation about key student mobility shifts, and upcoming trends in foreign payments and international recruitment for 2021.


  • Understanding the key shifts that drive change in international education, and how institutions must engage to attract international students.
  • The new pandemic landscape has forced rapid strategic change: Are these new processes sustainable?
  • Discover new payment options emerging for educational institutions and how to future-proof based on student payments trends.

With certain educational trends accelerating due to the pandemic, the wants and needs of students around the world have changed and institutions have to adapt. Learn about the key insights and trends driving international student behavior, as well as best practices for meeting their new payment demands.


  • Andy Benkis, Senior Manager of Key Accounts and Education Strategic Partnership, started in foreign payments industry 1996 at Travelex Global Payments and has worked in a variety of roles within vertical markets, dedicated to higher education for past 7 years.  Andy is responsible for managing the relationship for over 50 partners and day to day management of Western Union’s strategic higher education related partnerships.
  • Belinda McCulloch, Senior Key Account Manager, Education, Started her career in business banking. Belinda brings her extensive knowledge of the payments and foreign exchange industries to expertly lead clients to success. Belinda has been dedicated to growing Western Union Business Solutions’ presence in the North American education market for the past 5 years, working one-on-one with institutions of all sizes to help them simplify and streamline their payment processes.