Send money to Switzerland

Send money to Switzerland with a few easy clicks, on the go with our app or via a visit to one of our agent locations.

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We encrypt your transfers

We encrypt your transfers

We are committed to keeping your data secure

We are committed to keeping your data secure

We’ve sent money around the world for more than 150 years

We’ve sent money around the world for more than 150 years

Convenient ways to send and receive money from Canada to Switzerland

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 Switzerland in a few taps with our app

Receiver details can be automatically saved for your convenience.

Use our app to send money from anywhere at any time.

From when it leaves your account to when it arrives, you can track each money transfer to Switzerland.

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Ratings as of January 1, 2022.

More information on how to send money to Switzerland from Canada

Earn My WU℠ rewards

Get rewarded with loyalty points every time you send money to Switzerland. Redeem your points for discounts on future payments.

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Send money via the app

Use our app to send money from anywhere that you have a Wi-Fi connection. Benefit from convenience with the Western Union® app.

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Send to Swiss bank accounts

The process is quick and easy to transfer money to Switzerland directly into your receiver’s bank account1.

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Reasons to choose Western Union

Pay the way that works for you

We offer multiple options for sending money to Switzerland, making it easy to find one that suits you.

Send with confidence

Our fraud prevention and encryption solutions are reliable and designed for your peace of mind.

Connecting you internationally

Western Union keeps you connected to your financial commitments or loved ones by making it easy to send money around the world.

Rich heritage

For over 150 years, we have been helping people like you send money to Switzerland and other locations.

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Track your money

Watch your money move. You will be able to track the money transfer from start to finish using your tracking number (MTCN).

Get rewarded

Join our loyalty program to earn My WU℠ rewards every time you transfer money to Switzerland.

Take advantage of regular offers

Choose Western Union as your preferred partner and enjoy offers and discounts throughout the year.

Send to Switzerland with ease

We have made it as easy as possible to send money quickly. Register for a free profile to get started.

Frequently asked questions

How much money can I send to Switzerland?

You may send a maximum of 7,500.00 CAD from Canada to Switzerland in cash at an agent location, for a cash pickup. Or 5,000 CAD using your credit2/debit card for a cash pickup or into a bank account1. For a bank-to-bank transfer, you can send 999 CAD.

How do I send money online to Switzerland?

Transferring money to Switzerland online is an easy process. Simply follow these steps:

  1. Log in to your profile or register one for free. Once you’ve logged in, click ‘Send now’.
  2. Select Switzerland from the destination list and enter the amount you want to send.
  3. Choose your payment method and how you want your loved one to receive the money in Switzerland.
  4. Enter your receiver’s details and information about the money transfer when prompted.
  5. Pay to complete your money transfer to Switzerland.
  6. You will receive a confirmation email with a tracking number (MTCN) that you can use to track your funds.
What do I need to send money online to Switzerland?

You will need to share some of your personal details when sending money to Switzerland. This varies according to the method of payment. On the receiving end, you will need to supply your receiver’s name, their address and bank details (if paying into their bank account1). You might have to supply the source of funds too, as well as your reason for the money transfer.

How do I send money to Switzerland from a Western Union agent location?

You can start the process via the Western Union® app, or head straight to your nearest agent location, where our experts will help with the whole process from start to finish.

  1. Visit your nearest Western Union agent location in Canada.
  2. Take your government-issued ID, driver’s license or passport with you to the desk – as well as your payment method. You’ll also need to supply the name, address and mobile phone number of your receiver.
  3. If you’re paying into their bank account1, you’ll need their account details.
  4. Complete the money transfer to Switzerland and look out for the tracking number (MTCN) on your receipt. You can then track your money transfer online or share this with your receiver for easy collection on their side.
How do I estimate the cost to transfer money to Switzerland?

Use the Western Union price estimator tool to predict the cost of sending money to Switzerland, including currency conversion and any associated transfer fees4.

How long does it take to send money to Switzerland from Canada?

If you are sending money for a cash pickup in Switzerland, it could take only minutes5 for your loved ones to receive the funds. If you are paying by credit2/debit card into a bank account, your money could arrive the next day, whereas a bank-to-bank transfer could take between seven and 11 business days. Or if you are paying through your bank account for a cash pickup, it may take seven to 10 business days for your funds to arrive.

Please make sure that the receiver’s name accurately matches the details of the bank account owner. (Account details may vary by country.)

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 Network data as of December 31, 2021.

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 subject to change without notice.

5 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 the receiver’s mWallet account provider for credit to the account tied to the 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.