Send money to the U.S. from the U.K.

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    Send and receive money from the U.K. to the U.S.

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    All major banks are covered

    Send money directly to your receiver’s bank account in
    the U.S.

    Get a free estimate before you send

    Get a free estimate anytime and without an obligation to send money later.

    Have your receiver’s details ready

    To start your bank transfer, simply provide your receiver’s account number, ABA routing number, address and phone number.

    Payment options to suit you

    Using your bank details

    With a credit or debit card3

    Cash at an agent location

    Register to send money today

    Quick and easy registration

    It’s easy to register and start sending money online 24/7.

    Track your transfer

    Easily track your transfer online and with our app using the MTCN.

    Pay the way you like

    Pay using your bank account, credit/debit card3 or cash.

    Convenient locations

    Send money and your receiver can pick up the cash at a Western Union agent location nearby.

    Reasons to choose Western Union

    It’s fast and convenient

    Send money in minutes1 for fast cash pick-up at an agent location with live tracking.

    Commitment to security

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

    We’re global

    We can transfer money abroad to over 200 countries and territories.

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    Collect points anytime you send money and get up to 50% off transfer fees4 with special offers exclusively for members.

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

    How do I send money to the U.S. online?
    1. Log in or register and verify your free account. Click ‘Send now’ to start your transfer.
    2. Enter the destination and amount you’d like to send.
    3. Select how your receiver will get the funds. You can select a past receiver or enter your receiver’s bank account details.
    4. Pay with your debit or credit card3 or by bank transfer.
    5. Transfers to the U.S. will arrive the next banking day. We will send you a confirmation email with a tracking number of your transaction (MTCN). You can share this number with your receiver to track the funds.
    How much money can I send to the U.S. from the U.K.?

    You may send up to 799.99 GBP from the U.K. and its territories without any additional ID verification. If you would like to send more, we will need to confirm your identity online. Once we have confirmed your ID, you will be able to send up to 4,000 GBP. For bank transfer to bank account payouts, you will be able to send up to 50,000 GBP per transfer depending on the selected country. Bank transfer is available for U.K. residents only. Additional limits may apply. Learn more.

    How do I send money to the U.S. from a Western Union location?
    1. Search for a Western Union location near you.
    2. Go directly to the counter with your valid government-issued ID or phone number and bring your receiver’s bank and account information. Please note you may need to provide proof of source of funds, so ensure you have a bank statement, payslip or tax return with you.
    3. Pay with cash or a debit or credit card3.
    4. We’ll provide you a receipt with the tracking number for your transaction (MTCN). Share this number with your receiver to track the funds.
    How much does it cost to transfer money to the U.S.?

    The cost to send money with Western Union varies depending on the method of sending and receiving.

    You can use our price estimator to get a feel for how much your money transfer will cost.

    Have a question or need help?

    Contact our Customer Care team or visit our FAQ page for more information. Contact us.

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    Transfer money from the U.K. on the go, 24/7 with our app

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    Rating as of 5 July 2021.


    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. Additional Restrictions may apply. See terms for details.

    2 Agent location count valid as of 31 December, 2019.

    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.

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