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Transfer money online from the UK to virtually anywhere in the world with Western Union®. Start your online money transfer today.

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    80% customers take less than 6 minutes to complete an online transfer with WU.

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    Trusted and reliable
    Send your money with confidence thanks to our encrypted transfers

    Trusted worldwide
    Millions of people around the world choose to send money with Western Union®

    Simple and fast
    Choose the way to pay that suits you and your friends and family

    Whether you’re paying bills, supporting a relative or sending a remittance to friends, our online services and app can help move your money to where it needs to be.

    How to transfer money online with Western Union®

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    Register with Western Union® online

    Log in to your online profile using our website or app. Not yet registered? Create a profile for free today.

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    Enter your money transfer details

    Select the destination for your money transfer – whether it’s in the UK or beyond. Confirm the amount you’d like to send, as well as a receiving option and payment method.

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    Fill in your receiver’s details

    You’ll need to supply your loved one’s bank details for an online bank transfer, or their name and address for cash pickup at an agent location near them.

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    Pay and send

    Review your payment method and details, then click send.

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    Track your money transfer

    Once the money transfer is confirmed, you’ll receive an email with your tracking number (MTCN). Share this with your receiver so you can both track the funds online.

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    Pay the way that works for you

    Directly from your bank account

    With a credit1 or debit card

    Cash at an agent location

    Transfer money online and they can receive how they like

    When you send money using our international money transfer app or website, you can choose how you want it to arrive.

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    Register online for free

    It’s completely free to set up a profile with Western Union®. Register online today to stay connected with people around the world.

    Quick and easy sign up

    Starting your online money transfer couldn’t be easier with our efficient registration process.

    Committed to security

    Our encryption and fraud prevention efforts help protect your Western Union® money transfers, wherever they need to go.

    Reasons to choose Western Union

    Check rates and fees easily

    Use our send money service to check currency exchange rates and transfer fees3, without any obligations to proceed.

    Worldwide reach

    You can stay better connected to the people that matter the most, with a variety of ways to send money to over 200 countries and territories.

    Proud heritage

    At Western Union®, we are proud to have helped people send money around the world for over 150 years.

    Get rewarded with the My WU℠ program

    Collect points with every online money transfer and receive up to 50% off transfer fees3, plus exclusive offers for members.

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    Ready to make a money transfer with Western Union®?

    Transfer money online with our app

    Start your money transfer on the go for added ease and convenience.

    Save loved ones’ details in the app for repeat money transfers.

    Track your transfer in real time so you know when it arrives.

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    Relied on for money transfers in the UK and around the world

    Western Union® is relied on by customers around the world – from the UK and Europe to India and the US. We’re known for our cross-border, cross-currency money movement, with more than 150 years’ experience.

    You can look to us to support your money transfers with reliable online services and simple tracking to help ensure your money reaches loved ones around the world. So, go ahead and start your online money transfer with Western Union® to help grow economies and create a better world, by staying connected with people in different locations worldwide.

    Transfer money around the world easily and reliably online

    Send money to loved ones based in countries all over the world with ease, by using our money transfer services to just some of the available countries listed below.

    Money transfer to Africa

    From Ghana to Kenya, you can transfer money across the continent by sending money to nations all over Africa.

    Money transfer to Asia

    Whether you want to do an online money transfer to India or South East Asia, you can support your loved ones by transferring money online with Western Union®.

    Money transfer to Australia

    Feel closer to your friends and family in Australia than ever before, by transferring money to the people that matter the most to you.

    Money transfer to Europe

    Make your money transfer as easy as possible by using our online services to send money across the whole continent.

    Money transfer to North America

    Log in or register online to transfer money to locations all over North America, from San Francisco to Kingston.

    Can’t see the country you’re looking for?

    Visit our send money online page for a full list.

    Frequently asked questions

    How much money can I send online?

    If you want to send more than 799.99 GBP within a five-day period, we will need to confirm your identity first. Once we have finished your confirmation, you’ll be able to send up to 4,000 GBP for cash pickup within a three-day period. 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 UK residents only. Additional limits may apply.

    What information do I need to transfer money online?

    You’ll need the following information to transfer money online:

    • Money transfer destination
    • Amount you want to send
    • Your bank account, credit1 card or debit card details
    • Your receiver’s bank details – or name and address for cash pickup.
    How can I transfer money online in minutes for cash pick up?

    If you want to transfer money online within minutes4, you can select cash pickup and use your credit1 or debit card to pay. Your receiver should then be able to collect their cash from a Western Union® agent location right away – though this may depend on hours of operation at their local branch.

    Alternatively, if your receiver lives in a country where we offer money transfers to a mobile wallet5, you can select this option. So long as their wallet is activated and with one of our partner mobile operators in their country, the money should arrive almost instantly.

    How do I transfer money online to a bank account overseas?

    1. Log in or register and create your free profile. Click ‘Send now’ to start your online money transfer.
    2. Enter the destination and amount you’d like to send. Transfer times vary per destination, but you’ll be able to view timings as you make your selections.
    3. Select ‘Bank account’. You can select a past receiver or enter your receiver’s bank account details.
    4. Pay with your credit1 or debit card.
    5. We will send you a confirmation email with a tracking number (MTCN). You can share this number with your receiver to track the funds.

    Have more questions about transferring money online?

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

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

    2 Agent location count valid as of 30 June 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 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.

    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.