International money transfer


International money transfer is now easier than ever before. From handy online services to apps that give you the power to send cash across the globe in just a few swipes of a screen, Western Union has a wide range of services. Our services have three things in common: they are all simple, fast and reliable.

We understand that international cash transfers are never simply a matter of money. Whether you need to send financial support to family overseas or you need to get cash to a friend fast - or even receive money in a pinch yourself - we are here to help.

With us, you have the power to:


Transfer money for your receiver for cash pickup in minutes*

Send funds to a bank account*

Transfer cash online, via our app, over the phone, or in person

Pay with your card, bank account, or cash

Receive cash around the world

Receive money into your bank account


How to transfer money


So, how do you transfer money online? There are actually multiple ways to do so. We understand that different situations call for different sending methodsand that each person is unique, so what suits one person might not work for another.


Send cash

Perfect for: Emergencies, cash pickup for the receiver

Sometimes you need to get cash to friends or family fast - and in those situations, money in minutes* can be a huge help. Allowing you to send funds that your receiver can collect in cash in minutes* around the world, this service makes sure you can be there for family and friends when you need them most, no matter how far apart you are.

Find out more about money in minutes here*.

Send money to a bank account*

Perfect for: Regular payments, such as financial support for your family or savings

If you don't want to send cash, our bank-to-bank* service lets you send money directly to a bank account* instead. Pay with either your card or bank account, and have your money arrive within 3 business days. Remember - how long it takes your funds to arrive depends on where you are sending them and when you make your transfer. Learn more about bank to bank.

Send money to a mobile wallet*

Perfect for: Convenience for your receiver

If your receiver has an activated mobile wallet, you can wire money directly to their mobile phone*. It can then be used in the same way as cash. This is one of the newest methods of money transfer, so not all countries and mobile providers offer this service; find out which do here.

Learn more about sending money to mobile wallets*.

Online, in person, or over the phone

After deciding whether you want to send money for cash pickup or wire funds into a bank account*, you can choose how you send: online, over the phone, or in person.

There are two key things to consider here. First, which service you want to use - our money in minutes* and bank-to-bank services are available online, in person or through our app. If you want to make your transfer by phone, you can use our money in minutes* service.

The second thing to consider is what fits in best within your day. At Western Union, we always want to make our customers' lives a little better, which is why you can pick the method that suits you best. In a rush? Why not use our mobile app or online services? Work near a Western Union agent? Why not pop in during your lunch hour?


5 reasons to transfer money with Western Union



We know that when it comes to international money transfer, nothing is more important than your money and your details. We employ a variety of technologies like SSL and are constantly reviewing the latest online security methods. That's why we're trusted by millions of people across the world.


Nobody wants a slow service, especially when it comes to international money transfers. Our in minutes* service lets you send money across the world in the time it takes you have a cup of tea, while our bank-to-bank* services deposit your money within 3 business days.


Our online services are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so you can transfer money anytime and anywhere. But if it's easier for you to send cash over the phone or in person, you can do that with us too - whatever fits in best with your day.

A trusted name

Having been in business for more than 145 years, Western Union is an industry leader in international money transfer. That means that when it comes to sending money, we really know our stuff. We genuinely believe that good things happen when money moves.


Western Union: International money transfer experts

Whether you want to provide regular financial support for your family, help out in an emergency, or simply send a one-off sum, our money transfer services can help. Why not try them for yourself by logging on or, if you don't already have an account with us, registering today? Doing so is quick, simple and absolutely free.


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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. 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.