How to receive money with Western Union in France


No matter where you are in France, you can receive money from friends, family, and business associates instantly. Get funds straight into your bank account, or in cash if you prefer.

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Simple steps for receiving money with a bank account

Provide your sender with some information

Your sender only needs a few basic details about you to start sending you money, so receiving funds is hassle-free.

Track your transfer

With real-time tracking and instant notifications, you can follow your money from the moment it’s sent. Use your unique tracking number (MTCN) with our transfer tracker.

Receive your money

Check your bank account and enjoy your money transfer, it’s that simple.

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Change your pickup method

Easily change the way you receive money, whether that’s by bank account or cash pickup, whenever you need.

Receive money in minutes2

Receive money across oceans and borders in a matter of minutes depending on your payment and receipt methods.

Choose from multiple agent locations

Receive money with a more personal touch – collect cash from any of our conveniently located agent locations across France.

Track your transfer

Track your transfer from the moment it’s sent, whether you’re sending or receiving.


Send and receive money online, available for pickup in minutes2

Whether you’re among the hustle and bustle of Paris or the tranquillity of St. Remy, you can receive money from more than 200 counties and territories on the go.


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As a global leader in cross-border, cross-currency money movement, Western Union aims to help grow economies and create a better world. Billions of accounts worldwide can receive funds online, with our app or in person. So, go ahead: tell your sender to transfer money with us and enjoy ease of use, reliable service and all other benefits we have to offer.

Money transfers at your fingertips with our app

Start your cash pickup on the app or direct funds into your bank account.

Track your money transfer in real-time.

Find an agent location nearby to receive cash.

Frequently Asked Questions about receiving money

Can you receive money from Western Union online?

Yes, you can have funds sent directly to your bank account when your sender selects ‘Bank account’ during the money transfer.

How do I receive money from Western Union at an agent location?
  1. At the agent location, provide your government-issued ID, the unique tracking number (MTCN), expected amount, sender’s country and full name.
  2. Collect your money and the receipt.
Can I receive money from abroad with Western Union?

Yes, it’s easy to receive funds from outside of France. Find out everything you need to know about receiving money from abroad.

What do I need to pick up cash at an agent location?

You’ll need:

  • The sender’s full name (first, middle, and last name)
  • The country where the money was sent from
  • The approximate amount that was sent
  • The unique number of the money transfer (MTCN)
  • Your government-issued identification document(s) as required.
How can I find out if a money transfer is ready for me to pick up?

Go to our website or app and select ‘Track transfer’. You’ll need the name of the person who sent you the money and the tracking number (MTCN).

Have more questions about receiving money with Western Union?

Contact our Customer Care team or visit our FAQ page for more information.

1 Please use care when providing bank account information. Funds will be paid into in the bank account corresponding to account number you provide. Please Note: The receiver’s account must be a local currency payout account.

2 Service and funds may be delayed or unavailable depending on certain factors including the Service selected, the selection of delayed delivery options, amount sent, destination country, currency availability, regulatory issues, consumer protection issues, identification requirements, delivery restrictions, agent location hours, and differences in time zones (collectively, “Restrictions”). Additional restrictions may apply; see our terms and conditions for details.