Send money to Zimbabwe

Send money to family members and friends in Zimbabwe with Western Union® for a quick and easy transfer. Convert your pounds to Zimbabwe dollars for cash pickup in minutes1.

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

    Convenient ways to send and receive money

    Choose the way you pay

    Using your bank details

    Cash at an agent location

    With a credit3 or debit card

    Ready to send money?

    Send money to Zimbabwe in a few taps with our app

    Start your money transfer online, then pay at an agent location later.

    Track your money transfer in real time using your tracking number (MTCN).

    Easily set up repeat money transfers – weekly or monthly.

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    Rating as of 21 April 2023.

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

    Make sure you’re prepared

    Whether you’re sending money to a relative or friend in Zimbabwe, you’ll need their account details or mobile number to make the transfer.

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    Find out costs and conversions in advance

    Our money transfer service keeps you in the loop about upfront costs, conversion rates and transfer fees2. You know what you’ll be paying from the start.

    Convert your pounds to dollars

    Sending money to a mobile wallet

    Transfer money straight to your receiver’s mobile phone with EcoCash Zimbabwe, so they can pay for bills and stock up on supplies.

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    Reasons to choose Western Union®

    Flexible money transfers

    With Western Union®, you can choose to send money to Zimbabwe online, on the app or in person – whichever works best for you.

    Committed to security

    We use SSL technology to help protect your personal information and data. You can also read our Consumer Protection FAQs for further advice.

    International reach

    Our network covers more than 200 countries around the world.

    Convenient agent locations

    We have hundreds of agent locations in Zimbabwe, so your friend or relative won’t have to go far to collect their cash.

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    Easily track your money transfer

    Each money transfer comes with a unique tracking number (MTCN), so you know where your money is at all times.

    Schedule money transfers

    Register and plan ahead for future money transfers, especially if you have monthly bills to pay.

    Save family members’ details

    This can help speed up the process for future money transfers to loved ones in Zimbabwe.

    Frequently asked questions

    How much money can I send to Zimbabwe?

    You can send a maximum of £8,000 to Zimbabwe from the UK. That’s the equivalent of around ZWD10,500 (dependent on current conversion rates). However, if the recipient wants to receive the money straight to their mobile wallet, there is an upper limit of £1,950.

    How do I send money online to Zimbabwe?

    If you want to send money online to Zimbabwe with Western Union®, you can follow these steps:

    1. Register or log in to your Western Union® profile – online or on the app.
    2. Select that you want to send money to Zimbabwe.
    3. Enter the amount you would like to transfer in GBP or ZWD. You’ll see our conversion rate and transfer time right away.
    4. Choose your payment method and how your receiver would like to collect the money.
    5. Enter the receiver’s account details or select a previous receiver.
    6. Fill in your payment details. This could be a credit3 or debit card number or bank account.
    7. Review the money transfer and click to confirm.
    8. Check your emails for confirmation and share the tracking number (MTCN) with your receiver.
    How do I send money to a mobile wallet in Zimbabwe?

    To send money to a mobile wallet in Zimbabwe, you’ll need to make sure your receiver has activated their wallet with EcoCash. You can then use their mobile number to transfer the money. Just bear in mind you can only make the payment using your debit/credit3 card or bank account details.

    What do I need to send money to Zimbabwe?

    To send money to Zimbabwe, you’ll need the receiver’s name and account number, as well as a clear reason for the money transfer.

    If you’re paying in person at one of our agent locations, you may be asked for a form of ID and proof of funds. This can include a driving license or passport, plus a recent bank statement or payslip.

    Make sure you have everything you need in advance for a smooth money transfer to Zimbabwe.

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