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Send money to Europe from the US

Western Union makes it quick and easy to reliably send money across the pond to thousands of locations throughout Europe – including France, the United Kingdom, and more.

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    Convenient ways to send and receive money

    Whether you’re supporting friends and family in Europe, or transferring funds to relatives who need emergency healthcare, Western Union makes it easy to get money to those who need it. With simple ways to transfer funds, it’s easy to send money to Europe from the US.

    Choose the way you pay

    Using your bank details

    Cash at an agent location

    With a credit card2 or debit card

    Ready to send money?

    Send money to Europe in a few taps with our app

    Login wherever you are with Touch ID at any time.

    Make repeat money transfers to Europe with ‘Quick Resend’.

    Begin your transfer on the app and pay at an agent location.

    Scan the QR code to download the WU app.

    Rating as of September 15, 2020.

    More information on how to send money to Europe from the US

    Have your recipient details ready

    To send money to bank accounts in Europe, you’ll need as much of the receiver’s information as possible. This includes their account number and type plus their address, mobile phone number and national ID.

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    Quick repeat transfers

    By saving your recipient’s details on the app, you can send quick transfers as many times as you like, without needing to input the same bank details each time.

    Download the app

    Send money to Europe on the move with the Western Union app. Login quickly with Touch ID then either handle everything on the app or finish your transfer in person.

    Reasons to choose Western Union®

    Pay the way you like

    Choose whichever way of sending money to Europe that is easiest for you. Download the Western Union app, pop into your local agent location or head online.

    Secure money transfers

    Our encryption and fraud prevention efforts are designed to protect your money. Register for free online and start your money transfer in confidence.

    Convenient locations

    Money can be picked up at more than 82,0001 locations across Europe, with more than 61,000 agent locations1 across the US to send money to Europe.

    Earn rewards with My WUSM program

    Become a My WU SM member and start earning points which you can redeem for exclusive brand offers or transfer fee discounts3.

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    Sign up to send money to Europe today

    Quick and easy

    Sign up for free and quickly send money to Europe using our simple app or website.

    Track your transfer

    Use our real-time tracking tool to easily track your money.

    Save time by scheduling transfers

    If you know when you’d like to send money to Europe, you can schedule your transfer in advance at a day and time which suits you.

    Save receiver details

    ‘Quick Resend’ transfers mean you won’t have to keep inputting the same details again and again as you can save your recipient details.

    Frequently asked questions

    How much money can I send to Europe?

    Send limits from the U.S. to Europe will depend on a number of variables. These include, but are not limited to, receive country, payment and receive methods and individual transaction history. Input the country you are sending to for more accurate limit information.

    How do I send money online to Europe?
    1. Log in or register for a free profile with Western Union. Then just click ‘Send now’ to begin the transfer process.
    2. Choose the specific European country you would like to send to and enter the amount you want to send. You’ll then see our typical transfer times.
    3. Click on ‘Bank account’ to enter receiver account details. Simply select their account if you’ve sent them money before.
    4. Pay for your money transfer to Europe with a credit card2, debit card or your personal bank account.
    5. Finally, you’ll receive a confirmation email containing a Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN). This tracks your payment, and you can share it with the recipient in Europe.
    What do I need to send money online to Europe?

    You’ll need a U.S. driver’s license, passport, or government-issued ID to register with us online. To send money to Europe, you’ll also require the recipient’s bank name, bank account number, plus their address, city, region/country, and phone number – specific information may vary by receiving bank and/or country.

    How do I send money to Europe from a Western Union agent location?
    1. Search online for your nearest agent location.
    2. Take a valid government-issued ID, My WU SM number or phone number to the counter, plus the bank and account details of the recipient you’re sending money to in Europe.
    3. Use a U.S. bank-issued debit card2 or cash to pay for your money transfer.
    4. Check your receipt for a Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN), which helps you and your recipient track the transfer.
    How do I estimate the cost to transfer money to Europe?

    Transfer fees and exchange rates may vary based on the method used to pay for the transaction, the payout method, and the send and receive locations. The best way to determine the cost of your money transfer to Europe is to use our price estimator tool.

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    1 Network data as of September 30, 2021.

    2 If you’re using a credit card, a card-issuer cash advance fee and associated interest charges may apply. To avoid these fees or for reduced fees, use a debit card or check other payment methods.

    3 Fee reductions apply only to the Western Union® transfer fee for a single Western Union Money Transfer® or Quick Collect® transaction. Excludes all other services, including without limitation, online bill payments, and money transfers via social/chat applications. Points used will not be reversible and if amount of transfer fee is less than redeemed discount, no cash, credit or refund will be provided. Western Union reserves the right to offer promotional discounts that cannot be combined with My WU SM fee reductions.