Sending money to the UK

Send money to the UK reliably and quickly. Easily transfer EUR to GBP via our app, website or in person.

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    Practical ways of sending and receiving money

    Register to send money to the UK

    Agencies convenient to reach

    Your friends and family can withdraw money from anywhere from London to Manchester by visiting the nearest Western Union agency.

    Real-time tracking

    At any time, track your money transfer from Italy to the UK with the unique tracking number (MTCN).

    Fast money transfers1

    By sending money from Italy to the UK with Western Union, your transfer could reach your loved ones in minutes1 .

    Future transactions facilitated

    Facilitates regular money transfers: save the recipient’s details to be ready the next time you send money to the UK.

    Reasons for choosing Western Union

    Simple registration

    Register today by entering your details to create your free profile via our website or app.

    Maximum commitment to safety

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

    Pay as you wish

    Choose the payment method that suits you best to send money to the UK: debit or credit card3 , bank transfer, cash or Sofort.

    The Digital Banking app

    Try the Western Union Digital Banking app. You get the benefits of digital banking and international money transfer in one place.

    Send money to the UK with just a few clicks, directly from the app

    Save the information of your loved ones to speed up your next sending of money.

    Send money to the UK wherever and whenever you want, from home, the office or on the road.

    Keep track of money transfers in real time.

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    Rating as of 10 April, 2024.

    Choose the payment method that suits you best

    By credit card3 or debit card

    Bank transfer

    In cash, at one of our agencies

    More information on how to transfer money from Italy to the UK

    Get a free quote before sending

    Calculate all costs before transferring money to the UK with a free quote. Check the exchange rate2 from EUR to GBP at any time, with no obligation to send money later.

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    Transfer money in the UK reliably and conveniently

    You can make your money transfer to the UK however you want: in cash, from your bank account, by Sofort online bank transfer, or by credit or debit card.

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    Easily complete transfers left undone

    Are you missing some information about your beneficiary? No problem. You can leave the money transfer pending and complete it from the history page when you are ready.

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    Are you ready to send money to the UK?

    If you are ready to send money to the UK, click below to initiate a transfer or, for more information, see our FAQ.

    Don’t forget your loved ones when they need you

    Making your loved ones in the UK happy has never been easier. Whether it’s their birthday in London, New Year’s Eve in Manchester or a business opportunity, with Western Union you can send them money with just a few clicks.

    FAQ on transferring money to the UK

    How much money can I transfer to the UK?

    Up to EUR 5,000 can be sent for collection in cash or by bank transfer.

    How to send money to the UK online?

    1. Create a profile or log into your Western Union account and click ‘Continue’.

    2. Select ‘United Kingdom’ in the ‘Send to’ box and enter the amount to be sent in the corresponding box.

    3. Once the desired amount has been entered, it is necessary to choose how the recipient will receive the payment: to the bank account or by cash withdrawal.

    4. In the next box, select a payment method. You should now have access to a complete quote.

    5. Click “Continue” to go to the next page and enter your details and those of the beneficiary. You will also be asked to indicate the reason for the transfer and the origin of the funds.

    6. Once the shipment is confirmed, you will receive a unique tracking number (MTCN) so that you can check the progress of the transfer. We encourage you to share this number with your beneficiary.

    What do I need to send money online in the UK?

    If you have not already done so, create a free Western Union profile. Visit our registration page and enter the following information:

    • Name and address.
    • Information on an official identity document, such as a driving licence or passport.

    Once registered, you can start setting up your money transfer in the UK by entering the following information:

    • Details on the reason for the transfer and the origin of the funds.
    • The name, postal address and email address of the beneficiary.
    How do you estimate the cost of a money transfer in the UK?

    Fees depend on the exchange rate between EUR and GBP, as well as the method of transferring money to the UK you choose. You can check our prices on the calculator at the top of the page.

    How long does it take to transfer money to the UK?

    The money will be ready in minutes1 or up to six working days, depending on the transfer methods you choose.

    When you choose the payment method, you can check the estimated transfer time before you start.

    Do you have further questions or need assistance?

    See the FAQ section or contact us. Our Customer Service is always available to help you.

    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 Western Union makes money from currency exchange. Fees and rates subject to change without notice.

    3 Some credit card issuers may charge additional fees for the use of our services. For further information, please contact your card issuer.