Enjoy reliable money transfer to India in minutes5 for cash pick up. Transfer pounds to rupees for cash pickup or to a loved one’s bank account. Options now include sending money to Paytm wallets1.
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Western Union can help you to quickly and reliably send money to loved ones in India. Here are the four key steps you need to take:
Select India as your destination and choose the amount you want to send to your loved one.
Select a receiving option, enter recipient details, or select existing details if you’ve sent to them before.
Select a payment method (expected transaction times will be shown) and send your money to India.
You can’t put a price on the peace of mind that comes with knowing you are using a reliable money transfer service to send money to India from the UK. Whether you’re sending a birthday gift to a friend, providing family support, or investing in a business opportunity, do it with a service you can trust.
Ways to send money to India
Ways to receive money in India
Simply register with us and create a free profile, via a few key sign up steps, to begin transferring money to India.Get started
Transfer money to India 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 selected banks in real time6. 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 113,000 agent locations2.Search our locations
Your loved ones can now receive money in India using their Paytm wallet1 24/7, from anywhere in the country.Send money
Using your bank details
Cash at an agent location
With a debit card3 and credit
Your loved ones can pick up money wherever they are, from Kochi to Shimla, by visiting a nearby Western Union location.
Sending money to India regularly? Schedule a reminder via the website or the app to make sure you never forget to send.
Track your money transfer when you send money to India from the UK with your unique tracking number (MTCN).
Make easy repeat money transfers to India by saving receiver details, ready for the next time you need to send money.
With Western Union, it’s easy to transfer money to India in the way that suits you best. You can pay by cash or card3, transfer via the app, in-store or online, and receive by cash or bank transfer.
Collect points whenever you remit money from the UK to India. Save up to 50% on transfer fees4 and enjoy special offers.
Our encryption and fraud prevention efforts help protect your Western Union money transfers.
Register today and get started by entering your details to create a free profile, online or via the app.
You can collect My WU ℠ points every time you send money to India and also secure some great rewards. Not only will you save on transfer fees4, but the points you accumulate can be exchanged for further discounts, and there is cashback on offer for purchases with certain brands via WU Shop.Find out more about My WU℠ today.
Use the app to transfer money to India or start the process before paying in-store.
Track your money transfer to India and be alerted when it reaches your receiver.
Sending money to India on a regular basis? Easily resend money via our app in just a few taps.
We have most major Indian banks covered
You can 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 money transfer 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 money transfer 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
Now you can send money to your loved ones in India using Paytm wallets1 in addition to our other receiving options of direct to bank accounts or in-person cash pickup.
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 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 day5.
The amount you pay in fees4 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 fees4 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.
6 Real-time transfers are available for UPI money transfers up to 100,000 INR and for amounts less than 200, 000 INR sent to receiving banks having IMPS services, including State Bank of India, ICICI Bank Limited, HDFC Bank, Axis Bank, Punjab National Bank, and Bank of Baroda. Sums larger than 200, 000 INR will reach by next day via NEFT.