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Send money abroad from the UK

Send money internationally to more than 200 countries and territories online, on our app or at an agent location with Western Union® for a quick service you can rely on. Discover how to send money to friends and family abroad to support them with bill payments, and even send gifts for special occasions.

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    How to send money abroad in five simple steps

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    Register for your free profile

    To send money internationally, simply log in to your profile on the app or online. If you don’t have a profile, register now for free. There are then many ways to send money abroad with Western Union.

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    Gather your details

    Whether you want to send money abroad online, via our app or in person, you’ll need the amount you’d like to send, where to send it, the receiving option and payment method.

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    Have your receiver’s details ready

    If you’re sending money online or using the app, you can enter your loved one’s banking details – or just provide their name and address to send funds for cash pickup at an agent location. If you choose the option of sending money to a mobile wallet, you’ll need the name of their mobile wallet provider and mobile wallet number.

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    Stage and pay

    You also have the option to pay at an agent location, or start a transfer using the app or online, then pay in person. With online payments, you can choose whether to pay with your credit1 or debit card, or with your bank account. Once confirmed, review the details and send the cash abroad.

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    Track your money

    After you send your money, we’ll give you confirmation details with a tracking number (MTCN). You can share this with your receiver and easily track your transfer online.

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    More ways to send money abroad with Western Union

    Use our app to send money overseas on the go

    Send money abroad quickly and reliably 24/7 to more than 200 countries and territories with the support of our app.

    Start sending money on the app, pay in person

    Combine the best of retail and digital: start sending money abroad on our app, then pay in cash at a nearby agent location.

    Send money internationally in person

    With more than 4,3002 agent locations in the UK, we’re always close by to help you send cash abroad to the people that matter the most to you.

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    Easy to register

    It’s easy to start sending money to loved ones living abroad both online and in person by registering today.

    Send money internationally and track

    Easily track your transfer online or via our app when you send money overseas – simply use the tracking number (MTCN).

    Pay in a way that’s best for you

    When you send money abroad with Western Union, you can pay online using your bank account, with a credit1/debit card or by cash at an agent location.

    Choose from many agent locations

    We have more than 550,0002 Western Union agent locations around the world, so you can rely on us to send money internationally to a location near your receiver.

    Send money abroad in a few taps with our app

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    Rely on Western Union to send money internationally

    Western Union works in multiple currencies to move money across borders, helping you send money abroad to loved ones.

    We work with customers around the world, all with the aim to help grow economies and make a better world through our reliable service.

    With Western Union, you can send money internationally using a variety of methods.

    Whether you want to send money abroad online, through our app or in person at an agent location, you can do so to billions of accounts around the world.

    Use our reliable service to support friends and family with ease and enjoy all the other benefits we have to offer.

    The easy, reliable way to send money around the world

    At Western Union, we make sure that you’re able to transfer money around the world with ease to the people that matter the most to you. Start your transfer today, by sending money to just some of the available countries that use our services listed below.

    Send money to Africa

    Whether covering essential costs or sending money as a gift, get funds to your loved ones all the way from Nigeria to Morocco.

    Send money to Asia

    From China in the east to India’s southern shores, you can support those closest to you through our app, website or an agent location.

    Send money to Australia

    Send money Down Under with Western Union in the way that’s most convenient for your family – directly to a bank account or for cash pickup.

    Send money to Europe

    Offer a helping hand across the Channel when you can’t be there in person with our range of services.

    Send money to North America

    From the Big Apple to Mexico City, North America is full of variety. Send money on the go with the Western Union app, log in to your online profile or head to an agent location.

    Can’t see your receiver’s country on the list above?

    Please visit our send money online page for all the nations you can send money to.

    Frequently Asked Questions about sending money abroad from the U.K.

    How do I send money overseas online to a bank account?

    1. Log in or register and verify your free profile. Click ‘Send now’ to start sending money abroad.
    2. Enter the destination and amount of money you’d like to send. The time your transfer will take will vary per destination, but you’ll be able to view the times as you make your selections.
    3. Select ‘Bank account’. You can select a past receiver or enter your receiver’s bank account details.
    4. Pay with your credit1 or debit card.
    5. We will send you a confirmation email with a tracking number (MTCN). You can share this number with your receiver to follow the funds.

    How do I send money abroad online for cash pickup?

    Sending money abroad online for cash pickup is a fast and convenient option if you need to send funds quickly. Simply pay by credit1 or debit card or bank transfer and the money will be ready for cash pickup in minutes3.

    If paying by credit1 or debit card:

    1. Log in or register and verify your free profile. Click ‘Send now’ to begin sending money.
    2. Enter the destination and amount you’d like to send. Select ‘Cash pickup’ and payment by card.
    3. Enter your receiver’s name and address.
    4. Pay with your credit1 or debit card.
    5. We will email you confirmation with a tracking number (MTCN). Share this number with your receiver for fast cash pickup.

    If sending money by bank transfer:

    1. Log in or register and verify your free profile. Click ‘Send now’ to start.
    2. Enter the destination and amount you’d like to pay with a bank account. Select ‘Cash pick-up’.
    3. Verify your bank account.
    4. We will share a confirmation email with you containing a tracking number (MTCN). Share this number with your receiver for cash pick-up in minutes3.

    How do I send money abroad online to a mobile wallet4?

    It’s possible to send money internationally directly to your receiver’s phone if they have a mobile wallet from one of our partners and are in a country where this service is available.

    To find out where, click here and select the country you wish to send money to, and look for the mobile wallet icon.

    1. Check available destination countries and mobile providers.
    2. Log in or register and verify your free profile. Click ‘Send now’ to begin.
    3. Choose delivery ‘To a mobile wallet’ and enter the destination and amount.
    4. Enter your receiver’s name and mobile number.
    5. Pay with your bank account, credit1 card or debit card.
    6. You and your receiver will get a confirmation alert via text4 notification when the money is delivered.

    How do I send money internationally with the Western Union app?

    The Western Union app lets you send money abroad on the go to a bank account, for cash pickup or to a mobile wallet.

    1. If you already have the Western Union app, log in with Touch ID or your credentials. If you don’t have our app yet, simply download it on the Apple App Store or Google Play Store. New users can follow the steps to register a profile with your email address.
    2. Get started by entering the destination country and amount of money you’d like to send. Choose the payout method that works for you: directly to a bank account, for cash pickup or to a mobile wallet based on your receiver’s country. Enter your receiver’s details.
    3. Pay to send your money internationally via debit or credit1 card, or with your bank account.
    4. We’ll provide a tracking number (MTCN). Share this number with your receiver to track the funds. If sending to a mobile wallet, you and your receiver will get a confirmation alert via text4 notification when the money is delivered.

    How do I send money abroad at an agent location?

    1. Search for a Western Union agent location near you.
    2. Go directly to the counter with your valid government-issued ID or phone number and bring your receiver’s bank and account information. Please note you may need to provide proof of source of funds, so ensure you have a bank statement, payslip or tax return with you.
    3. Pay to send funds abroad with cash or a debit/credit1 card.
    4. We’ll provide you with a receipt with a tracking number (MTCN). Share this number with your receiver and they’ll be able to track the funds.

    What information do I need to send money overseas?

    To send money abroad in person, bring a valid form of ID. Accepted IDs include current signed passports, driving licenses, emergency passports or travel documents, or ships passports. You must also know the receiver’s full name as it appears on their ID in order to send your money internationally.

    How can I find out if my money has been sent?

    If you’re sending money abroad for cash pickup, your receiver may be able to collect the funds in minutes3. When you send cash abroad, both sender and receiver can easily track its progress using the MTCN tracking number online or with our app.

    Still have questions about sending money online?

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

    1 Some card issuers may charge additional fees for using our services. Please contact your card issuer for more information.

    2 Agent location count valid as of June 30th 2021.

    3 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.

    4 Additional charges may be applied by the telephone service provider.