Send money to Philippines

Researching the best way to send money to the Philippines can help you easily support loved ones. Make simple money transfers with Western Union – online, in person or through our app.

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    80% customers take less than 6 minutes to complete an online transfer with WU.

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    Convenient ways to move money

    Choose the way you pay

    Using your bank details

    Cash at an agent location

    With a credit2 or debit card

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    Send money to the Philippines in a few taps with our app

    Get real-time tracking with a Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN) whenever you transfer money to the Philippines.

    Quickly make regular money transfers by saving your loved ones’ information.

    Send money to the Philippines 24/7, outside normal working hours.

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    More information on how to send money to the Philippines from Canada

    Currency options

    Give your loved ones the option to receive their money in US dollars or Philippine pesos when collecting in person.

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    Benefit from mobile wallet services

    Find out how to send GCASH payments to the Philippines, along with Smart Money transfers.

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    Sending money to bank accounts

    The Bank of the Philippine Islands and Metropolitan Bank & Trust Company are just two of the major Filipino banks where you can send money directly.

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    Reasons to choose Western Union®

    Heritage and experience

    We can trace our roots as far back as the 1850s.

    Choose how you make money transfers

    Use our app to send money to the Philippines, make money transfers online or from an agent location

    Convenient payment options

    Make a direct bank account payment, pay in cash at your nearest agent location, or use your credit2 or Visa debit card.

    Plenty of agent locations

    Our 2,700-plus1 agent locations give you lots of opportunities to make in-person money transfers.

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    Easy registration

    Registering with us is free and only requires a few details.

    Offers and discounts

    Gain access to exclusive offers with our My WU program.

    Timings to suit you

    Schedule your money transfers and send money to the Philippines at just the right time.

    Track all your money transfers

    Follow your money’s progress with our tracking tool.

    Our customers made millions of transfers with Western Union® last year—here’s why:

    Ease and convenience

    Send money the way that’s convenient for you: online, with our app, or in person at an agent location.

    Commitment to security

    Our encryption and fraud prevention efforts help protect your Western Union® transfers.

    We’re international

    We move money from Canada to over 200 countries and territories2.

    Get rewarded with the My WU® program4

    Earn points anytime you send money online, in person or via our app and get exclusive offers only for members.

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    Frequently asked questions

    How much money can I send to the Philippines?

    You can send up to $5,000 to the Philippines with a credit2 or debit card, and up to $999 when using a bank account. Log in to your profile to see your individual daily limit.

    What is the best way to send money to the Philippines?

    The best way to send money to the Philippines depends on your personal preferences. For example, you can choose from different payment methods. There are also a range of collection methods for your loved ones in the Philippines.

    Options to send money to the Philippines include:

    • Using our app to send money to the Philippines.
    • Sending money online.
    • In-person money transfers at an agent location.
    • Direct payments to a bank account.
    • Money transfers to a mobile wallet.
    How do I send money to a Philippines bank account online?

    It’s quick and easy to send money to a Philippines bank account from Canada online. You can transfer money to qualifying accounts using your credit2 or Visa debit card or pay with a bank transfer. Here’s how:

    1. Register for a free Western Union profile or log in to your existing profile.
    2. Click ‘Send now’. On the page that appears, enter ‘Philippines’ as your choice of destination. You can then add the sum you want to send, in Canadian dollars.
    3. Select ‘Bank account’ when asked how your loved one wants to receive their money. Select the details of a past receiver or tap in their account information for the first time.
    4. Use a bank transfer or card to make your payment.
    5. Track your money with the Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN) included in your confirmation email.

    How do I send money to the Philippines for cash pickup at a Western Union agent location?

    Sending money to the Philippines for cash pickup is quick and convenient. Simply pay by credit2 or Visa debit card, or by bank transfer. The money should be ready for cash pickup in minutes3.

    Follow these steps to transfer money to the Philippines by card:

    1. Log in or register and verify a free profile with us. Click ‘Send now’ to begin your money transfer.
    2. Enter the amount to send, with ‘Philippines’ as the destination country. Select cash as the collection method, and payment by card.
    3. Tap in the name and address of your loved one in the Philippines.
    4. Complete your money transfer by paying with your credit2 or Visa debit card.
    5. We’ll provide you with a confirmation email containing a unique Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN). Share this with your receiver to see where the money is in real time and ensure a fast cash pickup.

    If you plan to send money to the Philippines via a bank transfer:

    1. Log in or register for a Western Union profile. Start your money transfer by clicking ‘Send now’.
    2. Enter ‘Philippines’ as your destination and the number of Canadian dollars you’d like to transfer. Select cash as the collection option, and bank account as the payment method.
    3. Verify your bank account information.
    4. A confirmation email will be sent with a Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN) to help you follow your money.

    How do I send money to the Philippines with the Western Union app?

    You can use our app to send money to the Philippines on the go at any time. You can make app money transfers to a bank account, for cash pickup or to a mobile wallet. Follow these steps to get started:

    1. If you already have our app, log in with Touch ID or your credentials – otherwise download it using the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. You need a driver’s license, passport or government-issued ID to verify your profile.
    2. Enter ‘Philippines’ as the destination country and the amount to transfer.
    3. Select a collection method – bank deposit, cash pickup or mobile wallet. Then enter your receiver’s details.
    4. A credit2 or Visa debit card or bank account can be used for payment.
    5. You’ll receive a Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN), which can be shared with your receiver to track their money. Both you and your loved one will get a text notification when using a mobile wallet after the money is delivered.

    How much does it cost to transfer money to the Philippines?

    You can see how much it should cost to send money to the Philippines with our price estimator. This shows you all the essential information about exchange rates and potential transfer fees, with no obligation to proceed with a money transfer.

    Still have questions?

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    1 Agent location count effective as of September 30, 2021.

    2 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.

    3 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. For mobile transactions funds will be paid to receiver’s mWallet account provider for credit to account tied to receiver’s mobile number. Additional third-party charges may apply, including SMS and account over-limit and cash-out fees. See the transfer form for restrictions.