Western Union exchange rates and money transfer fees1

Check our prices before you send so there are no surprises. View Western Union transfer fees1 and exchange rates.

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    Check transfer fees1—no matter which way you send money

    Western Union money transfer fees1 vary depending on where and how you’re sending money from the United Kingdom—but you can always check our exchange rates1. View exchange rates for over 200 countries and territories on our website or app.


    Register and verify your free profile

    Log in or register and verify your profile to send money from the UK.


    Choose the amount and destination

    Enter the destination, the amount you’d like to send and how you want your receiver to get the funds. You’ll be able to see Western Union exchange rates1 during this time.


    Enter your receiver’s details

    Enter your receiver’s bank account details to transfer money to their bank account. To send funds for cash pick-up, provide their name and address.


    Select a reliable payment method

    Almost there! Choose how you want to pay: with your credit3 or debit card, Klarna or by bank transfer.


    Confirm, send and track your money transfer

    Your money is on its way. We’ll send you a confirmation email with the MCTN to track your money transfer.

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    Our customers made millions of money transfers with Western Union last year—here’s why:

    Ease and convenience

    Send money the way that’s convenient for you: online, with our app or in person at an agent location.

    Commitment to security

    Our encryption and fraud prevention efforts help protect your Western Union money transfers.

    Worldwide reach

    We move money from the United Kingdom to over 200 countries and territories.

    Get rewarded with the My WUSM program

    Save on your Western Union money transfer fees1 when you register with the free My WUSM loyalty program.

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    Frequently Asked Questions about Western Union’s transfer fees1 and exchange rates

    How much does it cost to send money with Western Union?

    Western Union charges vary depending on where you are sending money, the payout method to your receiver and how you would like to pay for the transfer.

    How can I estimate the price of my Western Union money transfer?

    If you are sending money from the UK online or with the app, you can get a free estimate anytime and without an obligation to send money later using our price estimator.

    You can also get an estimate by visiting the send money form and entering your destination and the amount you’d like to send.

    Transfer fees1 and exchange rates provided are estimates only and are not guaranteed. Additional taxes and fees may apply.

    How are Western Union’s transfer fees1 calculated?

    Western Union’s transfer fees1 depend on the destination, the transfer amount and how quickly you want your money to arrive. When sending money online or with the app, you can always check the applicable transfer fees1 and exchange rates before you make a money transfer.

    How can I get information on Western Union’s transfer fees1 and exchange rates?

    Western Union offers real-time information on exchange rates1 to help you stay up to date on the latest developments when sending money internationally. Check current exchange rates1 before making a money transfer online, with our app or at an agent location.

    If sending money online or with our app, navigate to the send money form and select the destination you are sending funds to and how you wish to pay. You’ll be able to see the cost of your money transfers at this time.

    If sending money at an agent location, you will be able to see the cost of your money transfer at the counter.

    Does Western Union offer discounts on transfer fees1 and exchange rates?

    You may receive transfer fee1 discounts4 and other promotions by registering with our loyalty program, My WUSM, and can earn points every time you send a qualifying money transfer.

    Still have questions about Western Union exchange rates1?

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

    Register to start sending money today


    Quick and easy registration

    It’s easy to register and start using our money transfer services.

    Track your money transfer

    Easily track your transfer online and with our app using the MTCN.

    Pay the way you like

    Pay using your bank account, credit3/debit card or cash.

    Convenient locations

    Send money for cash pick-up at an agent location near your receiver.

    International money transfer at your fingertips with our app

    Send money on the go or start a money transfer and pay at an agent location.

    Track your money transfer in real time.

    Send again quickly to friends and family.

    Find out more

    Rating as of 5 July 2021.

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

    2 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.

    3 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.

    4 Fee reductions apply only to the Western Union® transfer fee for a single Western Union Money Transfer® or Quick Collect® transaction. Excludes all other services, including without limitation, online bill payments, and money transfers via social/chat applications. Points used will not be reversible and if amount of transfer fee is less than redeemed discount, no cash, credit or refund will be provided. Western Union reserves the right to offer promotional discounts that cannot be combined with My WUSM fee reductions.