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Transfer money your way across the US and globally to over 200 countries with Money Services, powered by Western Union. Send online, in-person or via Stage and Pay, where you start online and pay in-store.
Whether they’re across town or on the other side of the world, you can enjoy a stress-free transaction.

Powered by Western Union

  • 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.

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Send money your way with

  • Money Services allows you to send money your way:

  • Send money: Online – no need to visit in-store

  • Send money: Stage & Pay – start online, pay in-store

  • Send money: In-person – in-store

  • Make fast and easy transfers of up to $5,000

How to send money

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.

Sending money to

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.

You will

  • 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

Find a Money

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.

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Sending money to friends

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”).

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