Send money online from the UK with a few simple steps

Send money online to virtually anywhere in the world for less than you think.

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Online money transfer options

When you transfer money abroad with Western Union, you can choose how you want it to arrive.

Bank account

Send money online to billions of bank accounts.*

Why send to a bank account?

Cash pickup

Transfer money online to hundreds of thousands agent locations worldwide. Finding an agent location near your receiver is easy.

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Mobile wallet

In selected countries, you can send money online directly to your receiver’s mobile wallet.**

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Pay the way you like

  • Bank account
  • Credit or debit card

Save time, and relax

Access our site on your browser, from any device, and send money within the U.K. or abroad with just a few clicks or taps.

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Transfer funds online with Western Union

Click, click, send! Maybe your favourite nephew could use help with tuition. Perhaps a family needs your immediate support after a natural disaster. Or simply sending money online to provide a little birthday joy. We understand how important it is that your money gets where it’s going – without fees that break the bank.

It's quick and convenient.

Send money online fast, 24/7, wherever you are.

It's global.

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

Quick. Reliable. Online.

Send money quickly and reliably, to over 200 countries and territories.

Pay the way you like.

Transfer to a bank account*, phone, or one of hundreds of thousands of agent locations.

We’ve been moving money for over 145 years.

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Get answers to your questions about transferring money online

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´ve finished your confirmation, you’ll be able to send up to 4,000 GBP within a three-day period. Although, for bank transfer (faster payment) to bank account payouts, you’ll 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.

How long does it take to send money online?

Here are a few ways you can send money online using Western Union:

  • Money in minutes:
    If your money is needed within minutes, you can send online using your credit or debit card. Receivers can pick up cash at Western Union locations worldwide, depending on the hours of operation at that location. If your receiver lives in a country where we offer mobile money transfer, you can send money to their mobile phone in minutes. Make sure your receiver has activated a mobile wallet with one of our partner mobile operators in their country.

  • Money available in up to 2 days:
    If you send money to a bank account, your money's generally available in up 2 days, depending on your receiver's country. Learn more about sending money to a bank account. Please be informed that the delivery time specified on the send money page varies according to the corridor, payment method and payout method selected. It only estimates the time to deliver the money when the funds are received. It excludes the payment processing time.

How can I find out if my money has been sent?

You can use the transfer status service to track the status of any money transfer. All you need is the tracking number (MTCN) and the sender's name.

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** 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.