Send money to India from the U.K.

Enjoy reliable money transfer to India in minutes1. Easily transfer pounds to rupees for cash pick-up or to a bank account.

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    Easily send money to major banks in India

    More information on sending money to India from the U.K.

    All major banks are covered

    Easily transfer pounds to rupees when you send to bank accounts at Mahindra Bank, Federal Bank, ICICI Bank, YES Bank Union Bank of India, Kotak, Punjab National Bank, Bank of Baroda and more.

    Get a free estimate before you send

    Get a free estimate anytime and without obligation to send money later.

    Have your recipient’s details ready

    To start your bank transfer, simply provide your receiver’s account number, their Indian Financial System Code (IFSC) and the purpose of transfer.

    You choose how to pay

    Using your bank details

    With a credit or debit card3

    Cash at an agent location

    Register to start sending money today

    Quick and easy registration

    It’s easy to register and start sending money securely.

    Track your transfer

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

    Pay the way you like

    Pay using your bank account, credit/debit card3 or cash.

    Convenient locations

    Send money for pick-up at a Western Union agent location near your receiver.

    Reasons to choose Western Union

    Speed and transparency

    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 transfers.

    Worldwide reach

    We move money from the U.K. to over 200 countries and territories.

    Get rewarded with the My WUSM programme

    Collect points anytime you send money and get up to 50% off transfer fees4 with special offers exclusively for members.

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    Frequently Asked Questions about sending money to India from the U.K

    How do I send money online to India?

    1. Log in or register and verify your free account. Click ‘Send now’ to start your transfer.
    2. Enter the destination and amount you’d like to send. Transaction times vary per destination, but you’ll be able to see these 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 credit or debit card3.
    5. We will send you a confirmation email with a tracking number of your transaction (MTCN). You can share this number with your receiver to track the funds.

    What information do I need from my receiver to send money online to India from the U.K.?

    To send money to India, you will need your receiver’s account number, IFSC Code and the purpose of the transaction.

    How much money can I send to India from the U.K.?

    You may send up to 799.99 GBP from the U.K. and territories without any additional ID verification. If you would like to send more, we will need to confirm your identity online. Once we have confirmed your ID, you will be able to send up to 4,000 GBP. For bank transfer to bank account payouts, you will be able to send up to 50,000 GBP per transfer depending on the selected country. Bank transfer is available for U.K. residents only. Additional limits may apply.

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    How do I send money to India from a Western Union location?
    1. Search for a Western Union 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 with cash or a debit/credit card3.
    4. We’ll provide you a receipt with the tracking number for your transaction (MTCN). Share this number with your receiver to track the funds.
    How long will it take for the money to get to India?

    Depending on the method chosen to send money, your funds will get to your receiver in as little as a few minutes1 or up to one bank day.

    Have a question or need help?

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

    5 reasons to send money to a bank account with Western Union

    Our mission is to provide you with the best possible money transfer experience, empowering you to support the ones you love no matter the distance. That’s why Western Union makes it easy to send online money transfers to billions of bank accounts around the world.

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    Money transfers to India at your fingertips with our app

    Send money on the go or start a transfer online and pay in-store.
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    Rating as of 5 July 2021.


    1 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.

    2 Agent location count valid as of 31 December 2019.

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

    4 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.

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