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Send money to the UK

Send money to the UK with Western Union – transfer money to loved ones using our reliable transfer service.

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

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    We’ve sent money around the world for over 150 years

    Convenient ways to send and receive money

    Choose the way you pay

    Using your bank details

    Cash at an agent location

    With a credit2 or debit card

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    Send money to the UK in a few taps with our app

    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.

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    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.

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    Free estimates before you send

    Find out the costs of a transfer in advance, free of charge, with no obligation to send money later.

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    Conveniently manage your money transfer to the UK while you’re on the move.

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    Reasons to choose Western Union®

    Free registration

    Registering to send money to loved ones across the world with Western Union is free.

    Our security commitment

    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.

    International reach

    We serve more than 200 countries and territories across the world, so you can make your money go even further than the UK.

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    Get rewards with My WU®

    Join our My WU® program to earn points and discounts towards money transfers with Western Union®.

    Send money your way

    Register with us and choose from three convenient ways to send money: online, in-person or using the app.

    Easily track money transfers

    Track the progress of money transfers in real time.

    Schedule transfers

    Make regular payments to a loved one by scheduling timely transfers as often as you like.

    Frequently asked questions

    How much money can I send to the UK?

    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.

    How do I send money online to the UK?
    1. Log in or register and verify your free profile. Click ‘Send now’ to commence your transfer.
    2. Enter the destination as ‘United Kingdom’ and the amount you’d like to send. Bank deposits can be tracked in real time.
    3. Select ‘Bank account’. You can choose from past receivers or enter a new receiver’s bank account details3.
    4. Pay for the transfer with your bank account, credit2 or debit card.
    5. We will send a confirmation email with a Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN) for your transfer. Share this number with your receiver to track the funds.
    What do I need to send money online to the UK?

    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.

    How do I send money to the UK from a Western Union agent location?
    1. Search for a nearby Western Union® agent location
    2. Visit the counter with your valid government-issued ID, My WU® number, or phone number, and bring along the bank and account information for your receiver.
    3. Pay with cash or a US bank-issued debit card.
    4. We’ll give you a receipt with the Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN) for your transfer. You should share this number with your receiver so they can track the funds.
    How can I send money to a UK bank account?

    Learn about our transfer our transfer fees6, transfer limits and exchange rates before sending money to Mexico with our price estimator.

    How can I send mobile reloads to Mexico from the U.S.?

    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.

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    How can I pay bills in Mexico from the U.S.?
    1. Log in or create your free profile. You can use your US driver’s license, passport, or government-issued ID.
    2. Enter the amount you’d like to send and select ‘United Kingdom’ as your destination. Then choose ‘bank account’ as the receive method.
    3. Enter your receiver’s bank account details3 to make a direct money transfer to their UK account.
    4. Choose whether to pay with your credit2 or debit card, or with your bank account.
    5. Share the Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN) with your receiver so you can both track the transfer.

    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.)