Send your first online transfer this Christmas – it’s fee-free!

New customers enjoy £0 transfer fee5 on their first online transaction at or via our app.

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    Ways to send and receive a Christmas gift of money

    Pay the way you like to send money as a Christmas gift

    Bank account


    Credit4 or debit card

    Via Apple Pay® in our app

    In cash at an agent location

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    Transfer money for Christmas with our app

    Send money virtually anywhere for cash pickup in minutes2.

    Check transfer fees5 and exchange rates in advance.

    Track your money transfer conveniently.

    Save time and make repeat money transfers.

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    Why send money as a Christmas gift?

    Even if you’re far away this Christmas you can be a part of the celebration. Simply, send a Christmas gift of money back home with Western Union online services. It’s fast, reliable, convenient, and available anytime, from anywhere.

    Advantages of sending money online with Western Union

    You can count on Western Union to have your Christmas gift for family delivered when and where it’s needed. Send money online and get access to all benefits we offer this Christmas.

    How to send money online for Christmas?


    Sign up or log in to your profile

    Sign up or log in on or our app. It‘s free and all you need is an email address.


    Choose the amount you wish to send

    Put in the amount you wish to send as a Christmas gift. We’ll show you the transfer fee5 for your chosen sum.


    Choose the payment and payout method

    Transfer money with your bank account, Klarna, Apple Pay, credit4 or debit card directly to your receiver’s bank account.


    Enter your receiver’s information

    Fill in your receiver’s personal information and the details of their bank account.


    Verify your identity

    If you are sending more than 799.99 GBP, we will ask for a photo of your ID card to verify your identity.


    That’s it! Your Christmas gift is on its way

    We’ll take care of the rest. You can track your money transfer and check its status with the Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN).

    How much does it cost to send money as a Christmas gift?

    Your transfer fee5 is calculated based on the amount, destination, payout and payment methods. With Western Union, you can choose whatever suits your budget and what’s convenient for your loved ones to wish a merry Christmas.

    Have questions or need help?

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

    Get rewarded with the My WU℠ program

    Collect points with every money transfer, whether you send money for support or as a Christmas gift.

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    Donate to spread joy this Christmas

    The Western Union Foundation funds programs for underserved populations across the globe. Working with our partners, we advocate for a world where there is more equal opportunity for all. Help us in this mission by making a donation this Christmas.

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    Check agent locator on for country and agent location availability.

    1 Agent location count valid as of 31 December 2021.

    2 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. Additional Restrictions may apply. See terms for details.

    3 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. Funds availability subject to terms and conditions of service. See Mobile Form for Restrictions.

    4 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.

    5 Western Union also makes money from currency exchange. When choosing a money transmitter, carefully compare both transfer fees and exchange rates. Transfer fees, foreign exchange rates and taxes may vary by brand, channel, and location based on a number of factors. Transfer fees and exchange rates subject to change without notice.