Send money to Italy

Send money to Italy from the UK online, on the move via our app, or in person. You can even start online and pay at an agent location.

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    Choose how to send money to Italy

    Using your bank details

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    Send money to Italy in a few taps with our app

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    Send money to Italy on the go, from almost anywhere.

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    More information on how to send money to Italy from the UK

    Get a free estimate before you send

    Our price estimator lets you know about transfer fees3 before you transfer, and you can check exchange rates before proceeding.

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    Send money to most major banks

    Online, on the go, or in person, with Western Union you can transfer funds directly to most major Italian bank accounts.

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    Have your receiver’s details ready

    To send money to Italy from the UK, just provide your receiver’s IBAN if the transfer is going to their bank account, alongside their name, the amount to send, and the purpose of the transfer.

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    Pay the way you like

    From home, on the go, or online, transfer money in the way that suits you most. Or pay by cash or credit2/debit card when you visit one of our agent locations.

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    The Western Union network covers more than 200 countries and territories, so you can reach loved ones virtually anywhere.

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    Since 1851, we’ve been dedicated to helping people move their money where it’s needed most. To this day, our commitment to help you reach loved ones continues.

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    Quick and easy

    You can start your money transfer to Italy in minutes. Register for a free Western Union profile quickly and easily to start today.

    Easily track your transfers

    To rest easy knowing your money has made its destination, both you and your receiver can track a transfer’s progress.

    Schedule transfers

    Send money to Italy when it suits you for maximum convenience, by easily choosing a time and date that fits you best.

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    Collect points with the My WU program and enjoy rewards for future transfers, as well as discounts on transfer fees3.

    Frequently asked questions

    How do I transfer money online to Italy?

    To send money to Italy online, you’ll need to follow these steps:

    1. Log in to your online profile or register, then click ‘Send now’ to start your money transfer.
    2. Decide how much money you wish to send and select how your loved one wants to receive their transfer. The two options are straight to their bank account or cash pickup.
    3. You’ll then choose your payment method. Select either credit2/debit card, Klarna or bank transfer. Click ‘Continue’.
    4. Choose to send money to a past receiver or someone new. If you’re sending money to Italy for cash pickup, you’ll just need the receiver’s personal details, the purpose of transfer and the source of the funds. If they’re receiving money to their bank account, you’ll also need their IBAN.
    5. Pay using your credit2/debit card.
    6. When your receipt arrives, make sure you take note of your MTCN, so you and your receiver can track the transfer.
    What do I need to send money online to Italy from the UK?

    To send money to Italy online, there’s some essential information you need depending on whether your loved one is receiving the money to their bank account or for cash pickup:

    • Bank account – Your receiver’s personal details, IBAN, the amount to transfer and information about the purpose of transfer and source of funds.
    • Cash pickup – Their personal details, how much you want to transfer and a reason for the purpose of transfer and source of funds.
    How much money can I send to Italy?

    If you want to send money to a bank account in Italy using a bank transfer, then you can send up to 50,000 GBP. However, if your chosen payment method is either using a bank card or Klarna, then you can transfer up to 4,000 GBP. To see how much money you can send for cash pickup, use our price estimator.

    How much does it cost to send money to Italy?

    To send money to Italy, there’s a transfer fee3 and you need to consider the conversion rate too. There may be different charges depending on the payment method of your choice. If you’re ever in doubt, use our price estimator.

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

    Send money to Italy from an agent location by following these steps:

    1. Discover your nearest agent location using our finder tool.
    2. Display your valid government-issued ID, usually a driving license or passport, to a member of staff.
    3. Provide your receiver’s details, such as their bank and account information.
    4. Pay for your transfer with cash or bank card.
    5. Keep hold of the tracking number (MTCN) on the receipt. You can share it with your receiver to track your transfer’s progress.

    You are also able to start your transfer online or on the app, before heading to your nearest agent location to pay – you must complete the payment within 24 hours. No paper forms are needed at this stage, you’ll just need to bring your photo ID.

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

    The speed of your money transfer to Italy can vary, and depends on a few different things, including your chosen method of transfer. Generally, your money will arrive on the same banking day, though the transfer could be done in minutes if it’s for cash pickup at an agent location.

    Still have questions?

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    1 Agent location count valid as of 30 September 2021.

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

    3 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.

    4 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.