Send money to New Zealand

Send money to New Zealand from the UK online, in person, or on the move via our app – whatever works for you.


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    We’ve sent money around the world for over 150 years

    Convenient ways to send and receive money

    Choose how to send money to New Zealand

    Using your bank details
    Cash at an agent location
    With a credit1 or debit card

    Ready to send money?

    Send money to New Zealand in a few taps with our app

    Easily track a transfer to New Zealand in real time – whether you’re the sender or receiver.

    Speed up future money transfers to New Zealand by saving your receiver’s details.

    Send money to New Zealand on the go, from almost anywhere.

    Rating as of 1 April 2024.

    More information on how to send money to New Zealand from the UK

    Reasons to choose Western Union

    Committed to security

    At Western Union, fraud prevention and protecting your personal information is a priority. That’s why all transfers are encrypted.

    Pay the way you like

    There are many ways to pay for money transfers to New Zealand with Western Union. Cover the costs in person or online, with a bank account, debit or credit1 card, or cash. Pay the way that suits you.

    International reach

    Our network reaches more than 200 countries and territories, meaning you can send money to New Zealand and beyond. Reach your loved ones wherever they may roam.

    A reliable heritage

    Our goal has always been to help our customers move their money where it’s needed most. It’s something we’ve been doing since 1851.

    Sign up to send money to New Zealand today

    Quick and easy

    It’s quick and easy to register for a free Western Union profile, so you can start sending money in minutes.

    Track your transfer

    Ensure your money reaches its destination in New Zealand with Western Union’s transfer tracker.

    Schedule transfers

    Arrange your money transfers to New Zealand in advance by choosing a transfer date and time that suits you and your receiver.

    Frequently asked questions

    How do I make an online money transfer to New Zealand?

    It’s easy to send money to New Zealand online. First you need to log in or register for a free profile. Once you’re logged in, simply move money with the following steps:
    1. Select ‘Send now’ and set the destination as New Zealand.
    2. Enter the amount you would like to transfer and whether your receiver wants the money to their bank account or for cash pickup.
    3. Choose your payment method by selecting either bank transfer, online bank transfer using Sofort or credit1/debit card. Click ‘Continue’.
    4. Choose whether you want to send money to somebody new or a previous receiver. If you’re sending money for cash pickup, you’ll need to enter some of their personal details, the purpose of the transfer and source of funds. You’ll need the receiver’s bank account information if sending money to their bank account.
    5. Pay for your transfer and wait for the receipt to arrive. This will come with a tracking number (MTCN) that will allow you to both keep track of the transfer.

    How do I send money to a New Zealand bank account?

    To send money to a New Zealand bank account online, select ‘Bank account’ as the delivery method when arranging a transfer and how much you wish to send. Then simply provide the necessary bank details when requested, such as the:

    • Name of the bank
    • Bank code
    • Account number

    You will also need to choose a purpose for the transaction and the source of funds.

    What do I need to send money online to New Zealand from the UK?

    It’s easy to transfer money to New Zealand with Western Union. The essential information you need to send money online to New Zealand includes:

    • Your receiver’s personal details, the purpose of the transfer and source of funds.
    • If you’re sending money to their bank account, you’ll also need the receiver’s bank account information.
    How much money can I send to New Zealand?

    With Western Union, you will be able to send up to 50,000 GBP to New Zealand via bank transfer straight to their bank account. If you’re paying using a bank card, then you can transfer up to 4,000 GBP. Cash pickup is available for transfers up to 5,000 GBP – as long as you pay in-store. If you transfer money using cash pickup online it’s 4,000 GBP. Our easy-to-use price estimator provides you with all the information you need.

    How much does it cost to send money to New Zealand?

    The cost of sending money to New Zealand varies, depending on the amount you want to transfer, your chosen payment and receiving methods, the current GBP/NZD exchange rate and any other transfer fees2. Use our price estimator to see how much your transfer could cost, with no obligation.

    How do I send money to New Zealand from a Western Union location?

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

    1. Find your nearest agent location with our location finder.
    2. Display your valid government-issued ID to a member of staff.
    3. Provide your receiver’s details, such as their bank details and account information.
    4. Pay for your transfer with cash, or a UK-issued bank card.
    5. Hold on to the tracking number (MTCN) and share with your receiver to track your transfer’s progress.

    For a faster checkout at an agent location, you can begin your transfer online or via the app, before paying with cash in-store. Just make sure you complete the transfer in-store within 24 hours and bring your photo ID.

    How long will it take my money transfer to reach New Zealand?

    The length of time your money transfer to New Zealand takes depends on a few factors, including your chosen method of transfer and how your loved one wants to receive their money. If they want to receive it to their bank account, then this can take up to four business days. However, their money could arrive in minutes3 if they opt for cash pickup.

    For peace of mind, you can track your transfers to monitor them in real time.

    Still have questions?

    Visit our FAQs or simply get in touch. Our customer care team is on hand to help.

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

    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 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.