Western Union makes it easy for you to support your loved ones from the UK online. In fact, sending money from the UK is as simple as a few clicks on our website or a few taps on our convenient app.
Send money online with just a few clicks
Make international transfers from our app with a few taps and swipes
Surprises are fun for parties, not fees and exchange rates! Always use our handy money transfer tool to check today’s exchange rates before you send. We’ll give you an estimate of how much the transfer will cost and what your receiver should get.
Did you know that you can transfer money to banks in 50+ countries? Make it convenient for your receiver with money transfers straight to their bank account2.
There are plenty of convenient options for receiving international money transfers. Depending on the country you are sending to, your money can be transferred directly to bank accounts, for a cash pick up at our agent locations or even mobile wallets!
Transfer directly to billions of bank accounts2 in a few simple steps
Send money to one of our 525,000+ agent locations3 for a cash pick up in minutes2
Transfer money directly to mobile wallets2 in selected countries
We‘ve got you covered. Visit our dedicated page to find out what receivers need to know about collecting money transfers.
Choose from a number of convenient payment options when reliably sending money abroad.
Use Faster Payments or Sofort to send money from your UK bank account to 200+ countries and territories in minutes2. You can send up to £50,000 straight to bank accounts in some destinations.
Remember – after your funds have been processed, always ask your recipient to contact their bank or check their bank statement to confirm that they’ve received the money.
Make international money transfers with Western Union by using a debit or credit card. Supported cards include Visa, MasterCard, Maestro and Visa Electron.
Combine the best of both retail and digital: start your money transfer on our app or website, then pay in cash at a nearby agent location.
Save time, enjoy our cash transfer fees and send money abroad with locked-in exchange rates4. Don’t forget to bring a valid ID to pay for your transfer at our agent locations.
With 5,200 agent locations3 in the UK, we’re always close by. Simply find a nearby Western Union location and send money transfers with the help of our agent in 3 easy steps.
Provide our agent with your transfer details and show a valid ID
Give the transfer sum together with all fees in cash or pay with your debit card
Share the Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN) with your receiver5
To send money in person, don’t forget to 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.
If you’re sending money abroad for a cash pick up, your receiver may be able to collect it in minutes2. Both senders and receivers can easily track the status of a transfer using its unique MTCN, so check how your money’s doing on our website or with our handy app.
Don’t worry – if you’ve got any questions, give us a call at 0808 234 9168 (UK residents only) or reach us by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Send money around the world for cash pick-up in minutes2
Money transfers available to hundreds of thousands of agent locations in 200+ countries and territories
We give you options. Send money in a way convenient for you, let them receive it in a way convenient for them.
Millions of people trust in our 145+ years of experience to move money every day
Make international money transfers online or in person to almost anywhere in the world with Western Union.
1 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.
2 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.
3 Agent location count valid as of June 30, 2019.
4 Due to local restrictions, in some countries exchange rates can only be fixed on receiver.
5 Do not share details of the money transfer to anyone other than your receiver.