Send money to the US

A money transfer from the UK to the US is simple with Western Union. Send cash to friends, family and loved ones in all 50 states.

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    Convenient ways to send and receive money

    Discover easy international money transfers with Western Union, simply choose below for the best way to send money to the US from the UK.

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    Reasons to choose Western Union®

    Quick, transparent transfers

    With Western Union, you can transfer money to the USA in minutes1. You can track its progress on our app and website using a Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN).

    Tackling fraud together

    With encrypted transfers and data security, we keep your money as safe as possible. But you can help by getting clued-up about fraud.

    Transfer all over the world

    We operate in over 200 countries and territories – so it’s easy to transfer money all over the world with Western Union.

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    With the My WUSM programme you can earn points with every transfer. This gives you amazing offers later down the line – like half price transfer fees.

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    Schedule money transfers to the USA

    If you’re transferring regularly or want to send your funds on a certain date, you can schedule this in advance.

    Quick, easy transfers

    Whether online or in person, it’s easy to transfer money to the USA – and it can be with your receiver in minutes1.

    Send again, quickly

    Once you’ve made one transfer, your receiver details are saved for next time.

    Find a location that suits you

    With thousands of branches all over the USA, it’s never been easier to find a convenient pickup location. You can also send your money directly to a bank account.

    Frequently Asked Questions about sending money to the U.S. from the U.K.

    How do I send money online to the USA?
    1. Start by logging in to your account, or register for a new one. Click ‘Send now’ to start the transaction.
    2. Choose your destination – USA – and enter your amount.
    3. Next, choose how your receiver will get their money. This could be in-branch or to a bank account. Enter their details or select a previous receiver.
    4. Pay by debit card, credit card3 or bank transfer.
    5. You’ll get a confirmation email with a Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN). Share this securely with your receiver – as they’ll need it to collect their money.
    6. A money transfer from the UK to the US takes one banking day.
    How do I send money to the US from a Western Union agent location?
    1. Head to a Western Union branch near you – we have thousands across the UK.
    2. Visit a counter. Take a valid, government-issued ID or phone number. If you want to send money to a USA bank account, you also need your receiver’s bank details. You may also need to prove your source of funds with a bank statement, payslip or tax return.
    3. Pay with cash or a debit/credit card3.
    4. Collect your receipt. This will include your Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN), which you will need to share with your receiver and track your funds.
    How much does it cost to transfer money to the US?

    The cost of your transfer will vary depending on how you’re sending the funds, and how much money you’re sending. Use our price estimator to get a feel for the overall cost.

    How much money can I send online to the US?

    You can send anything below £800 from the UK to the USA without additional ID verification. To send more, you’ll have to verify your ID online. If you want to send money as a bank transfer to another bank account, you’re able to send up to £50,000.

    Still have questions?

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

    1 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. For mobile transactions 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. See the transfer form for restrictions.

    2 Agent location count valid as of 31 March 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.