11th November 2017

How to Transfer Money with Western Union

Western Union is a wire transfer service that allows you to quickly transfer money all over the globe. While it’s not without risks, it is a reliable way to get money to friends and family almost anywhere in the world. Follow this guide to make sure your money gets to where it needs to go.

 

Money in Minutes service

  1. Log in to your profile. If you don’t have a profile, please register for free.
  2. Choose our Money in Minutes service.
  3. Enter your receiver’s name and address.
  4. Pay with your credit or debit card (issued by a bank in the United States).7
  5. You’ll get a confirmation by email. Save the tracking number (MTCN) to share with your receiver for pickup.

Pay with a bank account

  1. Click the Send Online Now button above. Or you can register for free.
  2. Choose Pay with a bank account.
  3. Link your bank account to your Western Union profile (US accounts only).
  4. Verify your bank account and complete your money transfer.
  5. We’ll email you a confirmation. Save the tracking number (MTCN) to share with your receiver for pickup, and in case you want to track your transfer.

Send money to a mobile phone

  1. Check available destination countries and mobile providers.
  2. Log in to your profile. If you don’t have a profile, please register for free.
  3. Start a transaction, enter destination and amount, and choose delivery “to a mobile phone”.
  4. Enter your receiver’s name and mobile number.4
  5. Pay with your credit card or debit card.7
  6. You and your receiver will get a confirmation alert via SMS8 notification when the money’s delivered.

Send money to a bank account

  1. Log in to your profile. If you don’t have a profile, please register for free.
  2. Start a transaction, enter destination and amount, and choose delivery “to a bank account”.
  3. Enter your receiver’s bank account information. Learn more about what’s required.
  4. Choose your payment method (via card7 or bank transfer)
  5. You’ll get a confirmation by email with the tracking number (MTCN).
  6. The money will be deposited into your receiver’s bank account. Check out destination-specific timing.

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