Send money to the UK

Send money to the UK quickly and easily with transfers from Canada across the Atlantic.

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    Convenient ways to send and receive money

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    With a credit1 or debit card

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

    Send money wherever you are. Start your money transfer to the UK on our app and finish by paying your balance at your nearest agent location.

    Track your money transfer so you and your loved ones know when your money will arrive.

    Set up recurring money transfers in a few clicks with our handy repeat in-app options.

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    Ratings as of January 1, 2022.

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    Reasons to choose Western Union

    Transfer money on the go

    Send money to the UK with ease. Choose from online, app or in-person money transfer options.

    A reliable service

    Money transfers between Canada and the UK are guaranteed by Western Union and tackle fraud with encryption.

    Track your transfer

    Stay updated with your money transfer’s progress using our online tracking system.

    Choice of location

    From Motherwell to Maidenhead, your loves ones can pick up money from one of our 1,143 pick-up locations3 in the UK.


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    Quick and easy sign-up

    Follow our simple process and sign-up for free to start your UK money transfer.

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    Register and make the most of discounts on transfer fees2, special offers and more.

    Plan ahead

    Schedule regular money transfers to the UK, so you and your family don’t miss a thing.

    Save and send

    Save your receiver’s details on your profile so you can send money again quickly and easily.

    Frequently asked questions

    How do I send money online to the UK?

    Follow the steps below to start sending money to the UK.

    1. Log in or register for a free Western Union profile, then click ‘Send now’.
    2. Select UK from the destination list and enter the amount you want to send. You’ll then be able to view transfer times and estimated delivery dates.
    3. Choose how you want your family or friend to receive your money transfer in the UK. Options include a bank account, cash pickup and more.
    4. You can complete your money transfer to the UK by paying your outstanding balance online, either with a debit or credit card1, or a bank transfer.
    5. A confirmation email and tracking information will be sent to your inbox. You can use your tracking code to stay up to date with your money transfer.
    What do I need to send money online to the UK from Canada?

    You’ll need a few personal details to transfer money to the UK from Canada. To complete the process online, we’ll ask for details including your receiver’s name, address and bank account information. You may also need to provide us with a reason for your money transfer.

    Can you send money from Canada to a UK bank account?

    Yes, simply choose the bank account option when selecting how your loved ones receive the money in the UK. You can choose a bank account you’ve sent to before or add new bank account details.

    How much does it cost to send money to the UK?

    Your transfer fee2 will depend on how much money you wish to send and the arrival time. We’ll give you an estimate before you complete your purchase so you’ll always be aware of the total cost right from the start.

    You can use our exchange rate tool to get an estimation of costs.

    How do I send money to the UK from a Western Union location?

    Follow the steps below to send money to the UK from an agent location in Canada:

    1. Find a nearby Western Union agent location using our search tool.
    2. Make your way to the counter. You’ll need your own ID, plus the name, UK address, bank account details and mobile phone number of your receiver. You’ll also need to have a means of paying for the money transfer.
    3. Complete your money transfer at the service desk with the help of one of our agents.
    4. You’ll receive an MTCN code – or tracking number – to track the status of your transfer online.
    How long will it take my money transfer to reach the UK?

    Usually money transfers to the UK are completed in minutes4. However, it may take a little longer depending on the amount sent and method of delivery.

    Still have questions?

    Visit our FAQs or simply get in touch. Our customer care team is on hand to help.

    1 If you use your credit card, card issuer cash advance fee and associated interest charges may apply; use a debit card to avoid these fees and charges. Subject to location facilities.

    2 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.

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

    4 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.