When you think of Western Union, your initial instinct may be to think of the grocery store, gas station or drug store, where you’ve seen the Western Union logo. This is the place where your family members or friends can pick up the cash you sent to them. One day, when your loved one needs it, you’ll stop in and give them your cash and you’ll know your receiver can get the money ASAP to cover their immediate needs for paying rent or a car payment, when financial times are tough.
This is what Western Union has been known for over the 100 plus years: A way to quickly send cash to your loved one. But, did you know you can send money directly to your loved one’s bank account from the U.S. with Western Union?
Reasons to send money to a bank account with Western Union
There are several reasons to send directly to a bank account through Western Union. Western Union’s worldwide reach, fast and reliable service, as well as low fees, make sending money to bank accounts easier than ever.
Cash has always been the quickest and easiest way to get immediate funds to your family or friend who may be in a financial jam. However, there are several reasons why you should consider sending money to their bank account instead.
Western Union sends money to more than 2 billion bank accounts worldwide.
Western Union has the ability to send to major banks in countries all over the globe. With these capabilities come the benefits of being able to send money to a bank account regardless of where your recipient lives. Major banks in hundreds of countries are setup to receive money transfers from Western Union.
Western Union provides multiple ways to send money to a bank account, making it convenient for the sender.
Send money to a bank account with cash
Just because you decide to send money to a bank account doesn’t mean you have to use your own bank account to get it there. If you want to send money to a bank account but you only have cash, you can accomplish this easily by visiting a Western Union agent location and bring your cash to send to the bank account.
Send money to a bank account using your own bank account or a debit/credit card
If you would rather not send cash, you can send money to a bank account using your own bank account or your debit or credit card at an agent location, using WU.com or with the Western Union® mobile app.
Send money to bank accounts in these countries with Western Union
Below are a few of the countries where you can send money directly to a bank account. Western Union offers this product for many different regions around the world. If you don’t see your receive country listed below please visit the send money online page and check today.
When sending money from the U.S. to India, you have the capability of sending large amounts (up to $50,000) to State Bank of India, HDFC, ICICI and more. Learn more about sending money from the U.S. to India.
Transferring money to a bank account from the U.S. to Mexico is quick and easy when your recipient has an account with Banorte, Banamex or BBVA. Learn more about sending money from the U.S. to Mexico.
If you choose to send money to a bank account in the Philippines from the U.S., the money will arrive within minutes if the bank account is with BDO or BPI. Learn more about sending money from the U.S. to the Philippines.
If you choose to send money to a bank account in China from the U.S., the money will arrive within minutes if the bank account is with Industrial & Commercial Bank, China Construction Bank, Agricultural Bank of China, Bank of China and many more. Learn more about sending money from the U.S. to China.
Transferring money to a bank account from the U.S. to Canada is quick and easy. Learn more about sending money from the U.S. to Canada.
Recent countries enabled for sending money to a bank account from the U.S.
Western Union now sends money to bank accounts in the following countries.
If your recipient is in Jamaica, you can now send money directly to major banks across the island, including Scotiabank, National Commercial Bank and First Global Bank. Learn more about sending money to Jamaica from the U.S.
You can send money directly to major banks in Colombia, including Bancolombia and Davivienda banks. Learn more about sending money to Colombia from the U.S.
Sending money to an individual’s bank account is easy and with billions of banks accounts available to send to all over the world, you can send your money transfer for less money and offer your receiver the convenience of not having to travel to a location to pickup cash. Next time you send money to your loved one, consider the benefits and lower fees that Western Union offers.