Visit your nearest Money Services for an easy and reliable way to send money to friends and family, powered by Western Union®.
Drop by your local Money Services to send money to your friends and family across town or around the world. It might be for regular financial support, as a gift, or to help out a friend in need – whatever the reason, our friendly team can help.
Whether you want to send money to another state or another country, we can help you get it there in minutes†.
Send money to a loved one at any of the 500,000 agent locations available with Western Union®.
My WU® members can earn rewards every time they send a qualifying money transfer.
How to send money to friends & family
It’s easy for you to send money to friends and family anywhere within the US or around the world.
Use our store locator to find your nearest Money Services.
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 ‘Cash Pick-up’.
Decide on your transfer option.
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.
Give the receiver the 10-digit Money Transfer Control Number (MTCN) so they can pick up the cash. Remind them they’ll also need a photo ID to pick up their money.
Using Money Services, you can send money directly to a friend or family member’s bank account. It’s easy – you just need to make sure you include the receiver’s bank account information.
Find out more information about how to send money to a bank account.
The money to make the payment – whether it’s by card or cash
The account name, routing code and account number of the receiver
Their full name and address
Your full name, address and some ID
Search by state, city or ZIP code to find your local Money Services.
When sending money to your friends and family, the limits on what you can send will be different based on a number of factors. These include:
- The history of your transactions
- The country of the receiver
- Your location
- What service you want
Visit Money Services and ask one of our trained store associates if you have any questions around the maximum amount you can send.
Sending money to friends and family around the world
Working with Western Union®, we can help you send money to a loved one in another country. With more than 500,000 locations in over 200 countries, recipients can use a nearby Western Union® agent location to pick up their cash.
Find out more about sending money internationally.
*This can vary depending on where you want to send your money.
† 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”).