Send money to Italy

Send money to Italy from England today. You can send money online or in person, at home or on the go, with Western Union’s trusted money transfer service.

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    How to send money to Italy from UK

    Western Union can help you send money from the UK to your loved ones in Italy quickly and reliably. Here are the four key steps you need to follow to send your money:

    Convenient ways to send and receive money

    Whether you are looking to send money to a loved one for their birthday, support them in a new business opportunity, or just want to help them pay their monthly bills, you can do so with Western Union through our money transfer options from the UK to Italy.

    Whether you are looking to send money to a loved one for their birthday, support them in a new business opportunity, or just want to help them pay their monthly bills, you can do so with Western Union through our money transfer options from the UK to Italy.

    Choose the way you pay

    Bank transfer

    With a credit3 or debit card

    Cash at an agent location

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    Register for free

    Create your account for free today to enjoy easy and simple online money transfers from the UK to Italy.

    Transparent fees

    You can find out the fees2 for transferring money from the UK to Italy and the exchange rates2 we offer in advance, as well as the maximum transfer amount.

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    Our encryption and fraud prevention efforts help protect your Western Union money transfers.

    Pay the way you like

    Send money to Italy in whichever way suits you best; bank transfer, debit card, credit card3 or cash.

    Reasons to choose Western Union for transferring money to Italy.

    Many locations

    Your loved ones can receive money near to where they are in Italy, just find the nearest agent location across the country.

    Easily track your transfer

    You can track your transfer when you send money to Italy from the UK using your unique tracking number (MTCN).

    Money in minutes1

    Depending on the sending and receiving methods, your money transfer could be with your loved ones in Italy within minutes1.

    Save recipient details

    Making repeat money transfers to a loved one in Italy online is quick and easy, as you can save the details of your recipient.

    Send money to Italy with ease using our app

    Send money on the go, or start a transfer and pay at an agent location.

    Track your money transfer to Italy in real time.

    Quickly send again to friends and family across Italy.

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    More information about transferring money from the UK to Italy

    We deal with most of the major banks in Italy

    You can send money directly from the UK to most banks across Italy.

    Send to a bank account

    Get a free money transfer estimate before you send

    Find out the costs2 of an online money transfer to Italy before you send, with no obligation to transfer.

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    Prepare the details of the recipient in advance

    To send money to a bank account, you’ll need to have the recipient’s name and bank account details ready.

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    Support your loved ones when they need you

    Whether it’s a wedding in Capri, a birthday in Rome, a new business opportunity, or just a chance to show you care, Western Union is always there to help you transfer money from the UK to Italy online

    Are you ready to transfer money to Italy?

    If you’ve read enough about how to transfer money from the UK to Italy, you can go ahead and transfer money through Western Union quickly and reliably.

    Frequently asked questions on sending money from the UK to Italy

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

    To send money to Italy, 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 credit4/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 much does it cost to transfer money to Italy?

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

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

    Check any transfer fees3 online before you send to estimate the cost of your money transfer to Italy.

    How much money can I send to Italy?

    You can send up to £50,000 to Italy with Western Union as a bank transfer to their bank account, or up to £4,000 using Sofort or a bank card.

    For cash pickup, you can send up to £859.17 online. If you’re paying using cash at an agent location, this is then increased to £971.85. Use our price estimator for more information on how much money you can send using our various services.

    How long does it take to send money to Italy?

    How long it takes can depend on how you choose to send money, pay for your transfer and the receiving method.

    Transfers to Italy for cash pickup may be ready for collection within minutes1. Funds sent directly to your loved one’s bank account will generally arrive on the same banking day5, 6.

    What is the best way to send money to Italy from the UK?

    The best way to transfer money to Italy from the UK is to use a reliable money transfer service that can deliver your money to your loved ones in the way that suits them best.

    When you use Western Union, whether your recipient prefers cash or bank transfer, we can get the money to them in a way that works for them.

    Still have questions or need help?

    If you still have more questions about how to transfer money from the UK to Italy, you can visit our Frequently Asked Questions page, or contact our team.

    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.

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

    4 Funds generally will reach a recipient’s bank account on the same banking day for transfers sent before 12:45pm CET.  Funds may be delayed or services unavailable based on certain transaction conditions, including amount sent, destination country, currency availability, regulatory and foreign exchange issues, required receiver action(s), identification requirements, Agent location hours, differences in time zones or selection of delayed options. Additional restrictions may apply. See Terms and Conditions for details.