If you have family or friends still living in Haiti, it might seem that they are really far to reach, but sending money to Haiti can be easier than you might expect. Using an app like Western Union Canada’s you can send money to over 200 countries and territories, including Haiti, without having to worry if the money will ever get there.
The process to create your transfer is quite easy and intuitive, meaning you don’t have to be an expert in money transfers to make yours. This way, you can help your friends and relatives living abroad with their expenses, or just send them a gift from time to time.
Below, we’ll tell you 7 things you need to know before sending money to Haiti!
How to send money to Haiti
All you need to do to send money to Haiti is download Western Union Canada’s app on your mobile. You’ll first be asked to register and create your login and password — this will be asked the next time you need to make a transfer.
There are no hidden lies here: the process is simple and reliable. To show you, keep reading and learn everything you need to know before sending money to Haiti!
1 — You can choose how you want to pay for your transfer
The first thing you need to know before sending money to Haiti is that you can choose how you want to pay for the transfer. It can be either by credit card¹ or by making an online banking transfer.
2 — You also can choose how the recipient will get the money
Secondly, you can choose how you want the recipient in Haiti to get the money. The process will be faster depending on your choice, but this allows you the opportunity to choose the Western Union option that best fits your needs.
3 — The recipient in Haiti doesn’t need to have a bank account
Talking about choosing how the recipient will get the money, he or she doesn’t necessarily need to have a bank account. You can choose the “cash pick up” option, where the recipient will be able to withdraw the amount in cash personally at one of Western Union’s locations spread around the world.
4 — You will only be asked to register once
You won’t need to fill in a lot of info about yourself every time you send money to Haiti. This will only be required the first time you’re in the app. The next time you can use your login and password to access your account.
5 — The process is reliable and transparent
Sending money to Haiti with Western Union Canada’s app is a reliable and transparent process. This means that there are no hidden fees and you will know exactly how much you will pay for the transfer and how much the recipient will get in Haiti. Also please note that Western Union also makes money from currency exchange. When choosing a money transmitter, carefully compare both transfer fees and exchange rates.
6 — You can send money to other countries too
As we mentioned before, with Western Union’s app you can send money to more than 200 countries and territories. So even if you make a transfer to Haiti, there is no obligation to only make transfers to this country. You can choose whatever country you wish to send money to.
7 — You can follow up on your transfer in real-time
After completing the transfer, you will get the MTCN, the transaction register number. This number will allow you to keep track of your transfer and know where the money is in real-time.
¹ 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.