Send money to Germany

Send money to Germany with Western Union using our reliable service. Provide financial support to your loved ones with ease and convenience.

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    Choose how to send money to Germany

    Using your bank details

    Cash at an agent location

    With a credit1 or debit card

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    Transfer money to Germany on the go at any time.

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    Rating as of 21 April 2023.

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    Send money to most major German banks

    Transfer money straight to your receiver’s bank account in Germany for fast and simple access.

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    Estimate your costs for free

    See how much your money transfer to Germany will cost before you send. Check the current GBP/EUR exchange rate, transfer fees2 for your chosen method and more.

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    Have your receiver’s details ready

    Start sending money to Germany with your receiver’s IBAN code and personal information. You will also need to provide a purpose for the transfer to confirm it.

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    Reasons to choose Western Union®

    Fraud prevention efforts

    Our encryption and fraud prevention commitment covers your transfer to Germany, so you can send with peace of mind.

    International reach

    Send money to Germany and beyond. We operate in more than 200 countries and territories, so you can easily transfer funds to loved ones around the world.

    Pay the way that works for you

    Cover the costs of your money transfer to Germany by paying in cash, credit1 or debit card, or bank transfer.

    Speed and transparency

    Transfer money to Germany online, via our app or in person for a quick and convenient method. Check transfer fees2 before you send for full transparency.

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    Track your money transfer

    Use the Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN) to track your transfer to Germany in real time.

    Repeat regular transfers

    Save your receiver in Germany’s details to make quick and easy repeat remittance, gift or other payments.

    Frequently asked questions

    How do I transfer money online to Germany?

    To transfer money to Germany online:

    1. Register for a free profile – or log in if you’ve previously created one. Then select ‘Send now’ to get started.
    2. Choose Germany as the destination country and enter how much you want to send. Then select the way your receiver wants to receive their money – cash pickup or bank account.
    3. Select the way you would like to pay, by clicking either credit1/debit card, online bank transfer using bank transfer.
    4. Click on a previous receiver’s details or add the relevant personal information for your new receiver. If you’re sending money to their bank account, then you’ll also need their IBAN. Finally, you will also be required to state the purpose of the transfer and the source of funds.
    5. Pay for your money transfer to Germany by debit or credit1.
    6. Look out for an email containing your Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN). Use this and share with your receiver to track your money on its way to Germany.
    How much money can I send to Germany?

    You can send up to 50,000 GBP to Germany with Western Union as a bank transfer to their bank account, or up to 4,000 GBP using a bank card. For cash pickup, you can send up to 4,000 GBP online. If you’re paying using cash at an agent location, this is then increased to 5,000 GBP. Use our price estimator for more information on how much money you can send using our various services.

    How much does it cost to send money to Germany?

    How much it costs you to send money to Germany depends on:

    • The current GBP/EUR exchange rate
    • Your chosen payment method
    • How your receiver will get the money

    Check any transfer fees2 online before you send to estimate the cost of your money transfer to Germany.

    How do I send money to Germany from a Western Union agent location?

    To send money to Germany, follow these key steps:

    1. Find a Western Union agent location that’s convenient – whether close to home or near where you work.
    2. Head to the counter and present your government-issued ID to confirm your identity.
    3. Provide your receiver’s bank and account details to ensure your transfer goes to the right place. You may be asked to prove your source of funds, so take a bank statement, tax return or payslip as well.
    4. Arrange the money transfer and pay for it with cash or your credit1/debit card.
    5. Keep the receipt and use and share the Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN) with your receiver to track your transfer.

    You can also start a transfer on the app or online, before paying using cash in-store within 24 hours. Simply set up a transfer online and pay at a Western Union agent location within the given timeframe at your convenience. Make sure you bring your photo ID.

    How long will it take my money transfer to reach Germany?

    Transfer cash to Germany for pickup and your receiver may be able to collect their money in minutes3. When sending money to Germany online to a bank account, it can take one business day. How long it takes can depend on how you choose to send money, pay for your transfer and the receiving method.

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

    2 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.

    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.