Do you know how to send money to Jamaica?

Sending money to Jamaica: What you need to know

There are many reasons why you might need to send money to Jamaica after you've moved to the UK. Perhaps you've got elderly parents to care for back home, or you've forgotten a friend's birthday and need to send cash fast. Whatever the reason, Western Union has a money transfer solution for you.

But how exactly do these services work? We explain everything you need to know about sending money to Jamaica below.


How can I transfer money to Jamaica?


Money in minutes*

The quickest way to send money to Jamaica is via our money in minutes* service, which can be accessed online, over the phone or in person at one of our thousands of Western Union agent locations throughout the UK. This does what it says on the tin - lets you send money around the world in a matter of minutes* for your loved ones to collect in cash from an agent location in Jamaica.

Direct to bank account*

If you've got a little longer for your money to reach its destination, our direct-to-bank* cash transfer solution may be more suitable. This allows you to set up direct payments from your UK bank account to a friend or relative's account in Jamaica, meaning you can provide long-term financial support to loved ones if you need to. As with all of our services, you'll be given a unique tracking code so that you can monitor the progress of your transaction - giving you greater peace of mind than if you were to send money to Jamaica via the post.


How long does it take?

As we said earlier, it can take minutes for your cash to reach Jamaica if you use our money in minutes* service.

But how long does it typically take for a direct-to-bank* transfer to be processed?

Generally, it will take around 2 to 3 business days for your money to travel to Jamaica, but this may vary depending on the time of day you make your transaction, or if it's a weekend or public holiday, so bear this in mind.

How much does it cost?


To send 100 GBP to Jamaica, it will cost just 2.90 GBP transfer fee** for Western Union to process the transaction in minutes* - a small price to pay to put a smile on a loved one's face.

The money transfer fee may increase along with the amount that you send to Jamaica, so make sure you've worked out what you'll likely have to spend before you begin your transaction with our online price calculator.


Why should I use Western Union?


Reasons you can trust us:


We have more than 145 years of experience, during which time we've learned quite a bit about money transfer.

We're constantly developing our services to make them even quicker and easier to use. Have you tried our new mobile app yet?

Over 5 million people like us on Facebook, showing their trust in our services.

We always give you a tracking number so you can monitor the progress of your transaction, providing you with a much more transparent service than the post.

All of our services are fast, simple, and reliable.

It takes minutes to register for free so you can try it out for yourself.


Sign up now and start sending money to Jamaica today.

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*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 Send form for details.

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