Now you can send money to Paytm wallets1 or let your loved ones choose from our other receiving options: direct to bank accounts or cash pickup.
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Ways to send money to India
Ways to receive money in India
Simply register and create a free profile with us to begin transferring money to India.Get started
Send money on the move with our helpful app. Do it all from your phone, or start a transfer off and finish it in-store.Get the app
Prefer the personal touch? Choose from our 4,700 UK agent locations2 to make a seamless money transfer to India today.Find a location
Send money to 150+ banks in real time. Easily transfer pounds to rupees to major Indian banks, including SBI and HDFC Bank.Start a transfer
Whether they’re touring Amber Fort or at home in Mumbai, your receiver can pick up a money transfer from more than 112,000 agent locations2.Search our locations
Your loved ones can now receive money in their Paytm wallet 24/7, from anywhere.Send money
Using your bank details
Cash at an agent location
With a credit or debit card3
Use the app to transfer money to India or start the process before paying in-store.
Track your transfer to India and be alerted when it reaches your receiver.
Making regular contributions? Easily resend money in just a few taps.
Most major Indian banks covered
We’ve made transferring money to India easy by teaming up with the country’s major banks. Send funds directly 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.Transfer money now
Get a free estimate before you send
Work out any costs before you remit money to India with a free estimate. Request an estimate any time, with no obligation to send money later.Convert currencies
Have your recipient’s details ready
To send money from the UK by bank transfer, simply provide your receiver’s account number, or Unified Payment Interface ID (UPI ID)and the purpose of the transfer.Log in now
Speed and transparency
Quickly send money to India in the way that works best for you. Go online, pay through our app, or visit a Western Union location in person.
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Our encryption and fraud prevention efforts help protect every money transfer to India, offering peace of mind.
As well as India, we serve more than 200 countries and territories from the UK so you can transfer money to locations across the globe.
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Collect points whenever you remit money from the UK to India. Save up to 50% on transfer fees4 and enjoy exclusive special offers.Discover My WU
Create a free, reliable profile to wire money to India.
You’ll always get a Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN) when sending money. Track each transfer with our website and app.
Send money to India using a bank account, credit3 or debit card, or cash.
Your friends and family can pick up money from wherever they are, from Kochi to Shimla, by visiting a nearby Western Union location.
Just follow these easy steps to start transferring money to India:
To send money to India, you’ll need your receiver’s account number, or Unified Payments Interface ID (UPI ID) and details of the purpose of the transaction.
You can send up to £799.99 from the UK and its territories to India without any additional ID verification. If you’d like to transfer more money to India, we’ll need to confirm your identity online. Once we’ve verified your ID, you’ll be able to send up to £50,000 to friends and family using bank transfer to bank account pay-outs. Bank transfer is available to UK residents only. Additional limits may apply.
Sending money to India from the UK in person is easy at a Western Union location. Here’s how:
Your receiver may get access to the money in just a few minutes5 for cash pickup. It all depends on how you choose to send money to India. For some transfers, it can take up to one bank day.
The amount you pay in fees to send money to India can depend on the exchange rate between the pound and rupee, your method of payment and how you want your receiver to collect the funds. View our prices and avoid surprises by checking online.
Additional charges may apply from other service providers, for example, SMS costs or cash-out fees if the amount is over the account’s limit. Check out the terms and conditions of the service to learn about funds availability.
1 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.
2 Agent location count valid as of 31 December 2021.
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.
5 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.
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