Send money to the Philippines

Send money to the Philippines direct to a bank account or for cash pickup. Transfer money in a quick and easy way that suits you.


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    How to send money from the UK to the Philippines

    Western Union can help you send money from England to the Philippines quickly and reliably. Here are the four key steps you need to follow to send your money:

    How to send money from the UK to the Philippines

    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 send money to the Philippines from England with Western Union through our many money transfer options.

    Choose the way you pay

    Bank transfer
    With a credit4 or debit card
    Cash at an agent location

    Sign up to send money to the Philippines today

    Register for free

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

    Transparent fees

    You can find out the fees3 for transferring money from the UK to the Philippines and the exchange rates3 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 the Philippines in whichever way suits you best; bank transfer, debit card, credit card4 or cash.

    Reasons to choose Western Union when you transfer money from UK to the Philippines:

    Many location

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

    Easily track your transfer

    You can track your transfer when you send money to the Philippines 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 the Philippines within minutes1.

    Save recipient details

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

    Send money to the Philippines 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 the Philippines in real time.

    Quickly send again to friends and family across the Philippines.

    Rating as of 1 October 2023.

    More information about transferring money from the UK to the Philippines

    We deal with most of the major banks in the Philippines

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

    Send to a bank account

    Get a free money transfer estimate before you send

    Find out the costs3 of an online money transfer to the Philippines before you send, with no obligation to transfer.

    Get a free estimate

    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.

    Provide recipient details

    Support your loved ones when they need you

    Whether it’s a wedding in Manila, a birthday in Palawan, a new business opportunity, or just a chance to show you care, Western Union is always there to help you send money from the UK to the Philippines online

    Are you ready to transfer money to the Philippines?

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

    Frequently asked questions on sending money from the UK to the Philippines

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

    To send money to the Philippines, follow these key steps:

    1. Find a convenient Western Union agent location – 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.
    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 the Philippines?

    How much it costs you to send money to the Philippines depends on:

    • The current GBP/PHP or USD 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 the Philippines.

    How much money can I send to the Philippines?

    You can send up to 15,000 GBP to the Philippines with Western Union as a bank transfer to their bank account, or up to 4,000 GBP using Sofort or a bank card. You can also send 1,950 GBP to your loved one’s mobile wallet5.

    For cash pickup in PHP or USD, you can send up to 4,000 GBP online. If you’re paying using cash at an agent location, this is then increased to 5,000 GBP.

    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 the Philippines?

    Your friends and family in the Philippines could access the money in minutes1 with cash pickup or a mobile wallet5 transfer. When sending money to a bank account in the Philippines, it will arrive in real time6, 7.

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

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

    The best way to transfer money to the Philippines 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, mobile wallet5 or bank transfer, we can get the money to them in a way that works for them.

    Still have questions?

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

    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 Agent location count valid as of 31 December 2021.

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

    5 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.

    Real-time transfers are available to Banco De Oro (BDO), Bank of the Philippine Islands (BPI) and Land Bank. For first-time BPI receivers, it may, however, take up to 2 hours. Funds sent to Land Bank between 10 am and 1 pm Eastern Time may also be delayed. Service and funds may be delayed or unavailable depending on certain factors including the Service selected, the selection of delayed delivery options, amount sent, destination country, currency availability, regulatory issues, consumer protection issues, identification requirements, delivery restrictions, agent location hours, and differences in time zones (collectively, “Restrictions”). Additional restrictions may apply; see our terms and conditions for details.

    7 Excludes receiver’s bank holidays.