If you’re sending money abroad using Western Union Canada’s app, you must be glad to know that our platform gives you the chance to choose the best Western Union option for your recipient to receive money in their country. But do you know what those options are?
Regardless of how you pay for your transfer, you will be able to choose between 3 different ways to receive money ( the availability of the options might vary on the country you choose). Below, we will tell you how each of these options work for you to make an informed decision about the best Western Union option for your needs! Check it out:
Receive money abroad: pick it up in cash
The first option is the best for recipients that don’t have a bank account in their country. Since Western Union is present in over 200 countries and territories, you can pay for your transfer online and allow the recipient to pick it up in cash in one of our physical stores. This also happens in minutes¹ if the recipient needs the money urgently.
Receive money abroad: transfer to a bank account
Another option is to make a classic money transfer: the recipient will receive money directly in their bank account from their country. Its is a reliable process. He or she won’t need to register at Western Union, and you will be able to follow up on your transaction in real-time through our app.
Receive money abroad: send it to a mobile wallet2
Lastly, you can also allow the recipient to receive money directly from their mobile wallet and you will also be able to keep track of the status of your transaction and inform the recipient about the estimated time for the transfer to be completed.
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Besides choosing how you want the recipient to receive money, you can also choose how you want to pay for the transfer, whether it is by credit card³ or by an online banking transfer. The process is very transparent, so you will know in advance all the transfer fees4 included and how much the recipient will get in their country’s currency.
You can also check the history of all of your transactions and simulate a transfer to choose the best exchange rates for you to send the money. This way, you can make an international money transfer that fits your needs exactly.
1 Additional third party charges may apply.
2 Funds may be delayed or services unavailable based on certain transaction conditions, including amount sent, destination country, currency availability, regulatory issues, identification requirements, agent location hours, differences in time zones, or selection of delayed options.
3 If you’re using a credit card, a card-issuer cash advance fee and associated interest charges may apply. To avoid these fees or for reduced fees, use a debit card or check other payment methods.
4 Western Union also makes money from currency exchange. When choosing a money transmitter, carefully compare both transfer fees and exchange rates. Fees, foreign exchange rates, and taxes may vary by brand, channel, and location based on a number of factors. Fees and rates are subject to change without notice.