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Ways to send money to the UK
Ways to receive money in the UK
Send money to the UK from the USA in a few simple taps. Or start a payment on the app and complete it at an agent location.Download the app
With more than 59,0001 agent locations across the US, visit us in-store and we’ll be happy to help you set up a money transfer for a loved one in the UK.Find an agent location
Customers of HSBC, Lloyds, RBS and more can have funds deposited directly into their bank account – simple and efficient.Find out more
There are more than 4,3001 Western Union agent locations in the UK, from London to Leeds. Picking up cash couldn’t be simpler.Find our agent locations
Using your bank details
Cash at an agent location
With a credit2 or debit card
Track the progress of your money transfer in real time.
Start a money transfer to the UK with the app and pay at an agent location.
Send money to the UK on the go, anytime, virtually anywhere.
Sending money to UK bank accounts
Customers of HSBC, Lloyds, RBS, Barclays and Standard Chartered and more can receive money directly into their accounts, making transfers to the UK a breeze.Send now
Free estimates before you send
Find out the costs of a transfer in advance, free of charge, with no obligation to send money later.Estimate prices
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Conveniently manage your money transfer to the UK while you’re on the move.Learn more
Registering to send money to loved ones across the world with Western Union is free.
We aim to protect your money transfers with the latest fraud prevention and encryption techniques.
We’ve been helping customers send money for 150 years. You can count on us to help reach your family and friends.
We serve more than 200 countries and territories across the world, so you can make your money go even further than the UK.
Join our My WU® program to earn points and discounts towards money transfers with Western Union®.
Register with us and choose from three convenient ways to send money: online, in-person or using the app.
Track the progress of money transfers in real time.
Make regular payments to a loved one by scheduling timely transfers as often as you like.
The maximum sum of money you can send from the US to a UK bank with Western Union is $50,000 – via bank transfer only. If you want to pay by cash from the UK or your relative wants to collect cash from one of our agent locations in the US, then your money transfer has a limit of $5,000.
If you’re sending money to the UK for deposit in a bank account, you’ll need to have some receiver details to hand. To complete the transfer, you’ll need to have their first and last name, bank name, bank account number and sort code. Transfers are normally completed in up to one working day.
Sending mobile reloads is an alternative way to transfer money to Mexico with its own process. You can reload up to $15 on Telcel, Movistar and AT&T prepaid mobile phones online, with our app or at a Western Union location.
1 Agent locations count valid as of June 30th, 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 Please make sure that the receiver’s name accurately matches the details of the bank account owner. (Account details may vary by country.)