Western Union FAQ
This service is available for certain countries. Usually, money is deposited into the receiver's bank account within 1 or 2 working days. Money may be deposited on the same day or in up to 3 working days, depending on when and where it's sent.
After you sent the money, ask your receiver to contact their bank or check their bank statement to verify the deposit.
A bank code is a series of numbers used to identify banks around the world. The bank code can be 3-23 digits, depending on the country and the type of code.
A bank code may be known as:
For some countries, you also may need an international bank account number (IBAN) in addition to the bank code.
You should obtain the bank code and IBAN (if applicable) from your receiver.
An IBAN is used in some countries to identify a customer's bank account. The IBAN is an alphabetical country code followed by 2 digits and then as many 35 characters for the bank account.
You should obtain the IBAN from your receiver.
Payouts will only be made in the local currency. Senders should ensure their receiver's bank account is a local currency account to avoid potential service delays or additional charges from the receiver's bank.
Generally, it will take 1 or 2 bank working days. The length of time varies based on where and when the money is sent.
You can use the transfer status service to track the status of any money transfer. All you need is the tracking number (MTCN) and the sender's name.
A BIC is a worldwide code for bank identification. The BIC is the same as the SWIFT code and is either 8 or 11 digits.