How to transfer money to a bank account in Mexico.

United States By Christy Lowry Apr 20, 2022

Did you know you can deposit money directly to a bank account in Mexico from a Western Union agent location? Sending directly to a bank account in person from a Western Union®  agent location in the United States is one of the best ways for loved ones to receive money. Send money directly to major banks such as Banorte, Banamex, BanCoppel, Banco Azteca, and BBVA.

We’re here to provide you with the information needed to easily deposit money directly to a bank account in Mexico.

Check out the list of banks you can transfer money to from an agent location.

Major Banks in Mexico

Banorte JP Morgan
Banco Base Banco Interacciones
Banejercito Banco Monex
Bansefi BBVA
BANSI Banamex
Banco del Bajio Banco Azteca
Famsa Santander
Inbursa HSBC
Banregio Scotiabank
CIBanco Bancoppel
Bank of America Compartamos

Before you head to a nearby agent location, be prepared with your receiver’s banking information.

Receiver information needed to transfer money to a bank account:

  • Name (First / Last) – exactly the way it looks on your receiver’s state issued ID.
  • Bank name (drop down)
  • Account number / CLABE (for SPEI banks) / Debit Card
    • Account number length may vary by banks, Debit Cards are 16 digits while CLABE are 18 digits.
  • Receiver address, city, state
    • Be sure to have the city code handy just in case.
  • Receiver’s phone number

Note: Make sure that the details being provided are accurate to avoid delays.

Plan ahead! Check local banking hours to make sure your money gets deposited at the time you want it to be.

How fast will the money get deposited into my receiver’s bank account?

When sending money to a bank account in Mexico, the deposit can take anywhere from Real Time1 to the end of the banking day (same day deposits), however, this is all dependent on local banking hours and schedules. Keep in mind that local banks may have deposit cut-off times during the week or could be closed over the weekends. These are factors that may delay funds being deposited into your receiver’s bank account.

What currency will the money be deposited in?

Mexican Pesos.

*Mexico: Real-time transfers are available to Banamex, BBVA, Santander, Azteca, Bancoppel, HSBC and Scotiabank during banking hours and business days. For other banks, funds will generally arrive on the same banking day for transfers sent before 2.35 pm Eastern Time.
2Agent location count from Q4 2021.

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