With Money Services, powered by Western Union®, you can send money to family and friends across town or around the world. Visit your local Money Services and you’ll be able to wire money in minutes†. Great for special occasions, celebrations or to help out a loved one in need.
How to send money
Visit your local Money Services to make an international money transfer anywhere around the world, or send money within the US.
It’s easy to get started – just follow these simple steps.
Find your nearest Money Services using our store locator.
Stop by and give the store associate the receiver’s name, their location, and the amount you want to send so the associate can set up the transfer.
Choose how the receiver will receive the funds.
Select how soon the receiver will be able to access the funds.
Give the fee* and amount to be sent to the store associate either as cash or using a bank-issued debit card from the US.
Tell the receiver the 10-digit Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN) and the amount so they can pick up the cash – they’ll also need a photo ID.
Money around the world in minutes†
Across town or around the world, they’ll get cash in just a few minutes from one of the 500,000 Western Union® locations worldwide – or you can save on fees if there’s no rush.
Choose how and when your money arrives
You can choose from various options on how and when your cash arrives – In Minutes, Next Day† or Direct to a qualifying bank account.
My WU® members can earn points by sending qualifying money transfers
My WU® members earn points for sending qualifying money transfers, and can enjoy fast, easy and convenient transfers.
Find a Money Services near you
Search by state, city or ZIP code to find your local Money Services.
Pick up money
Picking up your money is just as easy. Find your closest Money Services or Western Union® agent – don’t forget the tracking number.
Your cash or debit card
Your receiver’s name as it appears on their government-issued ID
Your receiver’s city/province/state and country
Your own government-issued ID
What happens when I’ve sent the money?
Once you’ve made your money transfer in-store, let the recipient know that the cash is ready for them to pick up. You can then track the transfer online using your MTCN number and check when the money has been picked up.
How much money can I send?
Wire transfer limits are based on a number of factors including your transfer history, payment method and limits on the country where you want to send it. To find out how much you can send, visit your local Money Services.
Can I send money to a bank account?
As well as sending money for pick-up, you can send money to a bank account almost anywhere in the world. Please be aware that the time it takes depends on when and where the money is being sent, and other limits may apply.
Am I able to send money to stores other than Money Services?
You can make money transfers to any Western Union® location around the world and within the US, as well as to Money Services.
Money Services is committed to protecting you from fraudulent schemes and scams. You should never send money to someone you haven’t met in person, and all contact from emergency personnel, government agencies, or telephone and internet marketers should be verified before purchase. If you’re worried about your transfer, just speak with a Money Services Associate. We are here to help you!
† Date available will be displayed on receipt for international transfers over $15. Service and funds availability depends on certain factors including the Service selected, the selection of delayed delivery options, special terms applicable to each Service, amount sent, destination country, currency availability, regulatory issues, consumer protection issues, identification requirements, delivery restrictions, agent location hours, and differences in time zones (collectively, “Restrictions”).